Comments: Our Control Of Hollywood Is About To End

Actually, this may not be anti-semitic; they are probably excited about that new David Zuker's movie, An American Carol.

Posted by abb1 at September 12, 2008 10:52 AM

"Zuker". Is that a Jewish name or a German name? Just asking.

Posted by Bob In Pacifica at September 12, 2008 11:04 AM

Wow.

My first thought, after about 30 seconds of the trailer, was "Why did they digitize Chris Farley for the Michael Moore character? They couldn't find a living actor?"

Then I realized it was Kevin Farley - Chris's brother, I assume, and a dead ringer (if you'll pardon the expression) for the late comedian.

Other than that: meh. David Zucker on his own isn't that funny - I'm convinced that Jerry got most of the creative genes in that deal.

Posted by jp at September 12, 2008 11:24 AM

Abot And Costollo?

I don't believe that the Soviets were much for comedy. I wonder why? Is social realism at odds with comedy? Is comedy the product of intentional distraction? Is satire, very bad for the health in the Soviet Union?

Some of their other movies were pretty good in that stilted, foreign, and overacted way -- Potemkin, Nevsky, Grozny, etc.

Posted by Labiche at September 12, 2008 12:42 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkady_Raikin
Arkady Raikin. Not bad, reasonably good comedian.

Posted by abb1 at September 12, 2008 01:22 PM

Is social realism at odds with comedy?
Comedy and dogma don't go well together, whether left, right, or other. P.J. O'Rourke is funny when he is being a person; when he's being a Republican (CEO of the Sofa) he's unreadable.

Posted by Monkay at September 12, 2008 01:47 PM