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Depending on who you ask, Jerry Lewis is either brilliant or just not all that funny. Loud, bombastic, and cloying, his brand of humor was perfectly suited for the time of its greatest popularity, but is hopelessly out of synch with our own. But Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis makes the case that his singularity comes from his exceptionalism rather than the tastes of any particular time period. If you happen to be one who isn't inclined find any of his work funny, Method brings enough authoritative opinion and documentary evidence to convince you that you’re wrong.
Like so many comedians of the 20th century, Lewis came from the vaudeville circuit, where his father was a headlining act. Desperate for approval any way that he could get it, Lewis developed an act of his own, born on the stage but well-suited to film where he had his greatest success. »
- Anders Nelson
"Director/producer Gregg Barson explores the superstar comedian from a fresh perspective.
"He is the only filmmaker to be granted unlimited behind-the-scenes access to Jerry Lewis, resulting in an unfiltered reflection on Lewis' 80-year career in show business.
"Plus, travel the world with the »
- M. Stevens
2 items from 2013
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