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Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996)

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'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK

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'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK

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Eddie's stage prop is a very large open book with selections of text from various examples of classical fiction projected onto the pages. Selections include "The Proposal" by Anton Chekhov, William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" and "The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy. In all selections of text every word "the" is replaced by "definite article." Hence the title of the video production. For instance: "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:" is replaced by, "'Twas brillig, and definite article slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in definite article wabe:" See more »

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Eddie: If you've never seen an elephant ski, then you've never been on acid.
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References Zardoz (1974) See more »

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Amusing, but it never gave me anything extra
1 April 2003 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I caught myself giggling from time to time, but I never laughed out loud. However, it is impressive how stand up comedians really hits the bullseye, when it comes to everyday issues. An example would be when he talks about "rolling the batteries in the remote, you get an extra 2 days", or "Que-strategy at the mall"...


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