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I'm No Dummy (2009)

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Explores and examines the world of ventriloquism through clips, photos and interviews with many of the greatest vents from today and yesterday, illustrating that this perceived novelty act is truly an extraordinary art form.

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Talking heads. A look at the art of ventriloquists. The first half examines basic issues, such as establishing two clear personalities for "vent" and dummy, the importance of not moving lips, the range of comedy that's possible, and the doors that opened when Jay Johnson appeared on "Soap" with his dummy. Several contemporary entertainers and historians comment. The second half profiles the best known ventriloquists -- Paul Winchell, Senor Weñces, Edger Bergen, and Jimmy Nelson - and assesses their strengths. The film closes with an assessment of ventriloquism's future. Included are many clips of performances. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Awesome film
18 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when first watching this, and was at first surprised at it wasn't just a compilation of comedy sketches. In fact, this movie was way more than I expected. Extremely interesting. it was even more interesting to learn about Lambchop, as I had watched that in my youth. I thought that part of the documentary was really great. The art of ventriloquism is extremely beautiful and misunderstood, i wish more people would see this movie so that they could really appreciate ventriloquism. I know a lot of Jeff Dunham fans were disappointed in this film because they thought he would be more involved with it, but I thought it was wonderful nonetheless. Not what I expected, but better. For such a mainstream comedian like Jeff Dunham, his art is very underrated and unnoticed. I think once people watch this DVD they will feel more familiar with ventriloquism and it will bring light to many ventriloquists and their talent. Ventriloquism will still be a mystery to all of us that don't know how to do it, but this film makes it very interesting to learn about those who can.


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