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Jerry Lewis dead

Just saw the news: http://variety.com/2017/film/people-...202533899/amp/

Still remember that interview he gave earlier this year or late last year where he was a complete asshole. Made me laugh.
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Is he in anyone's dead pool?
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Tough room. Jerry, thanks for making us laugh.
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Lewis lived an amazingly long life considering the medical issues he had in recent years.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Is he in anyone's dead pool?
He is on my list. Oh god, I killed Jerry Lewis.
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Sad news, but does this open up the chance of "The Day the Clown Cried" ever being released somehow?
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by windom
Sad news, but does this open up the chance of "The Day the Clown Cried" ever being released somehow?
supposedly, who ever has possession of it can release it after he's dead. so, maybe we'll find out soon.

This is the interview I was referencing in my original post: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerry-l...wood-reporter/

makes me laugh every single time.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Deftones
supposedly, who ever has possession of it can release it after he's dead. so, maybe we'll find out soon.

This is the interview I was referencing in my original post: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerry-l...wood-reporter/

makes me laugh every single time.
That's awesome. He makes Bill Belichick seem warm and fuzzy . You can almost hear the interviewer's voice trembling as he struggles to get through it.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Is he in anyone's dead pool?
He's on mine too.

He was mildly humorous in his Martin and Lewis days. Never really cared for him after that. He seemed to have turned into a real grumpy bastard in his later years.

Has France declared a National day of Mourning yet?
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I found this a thoughtful and interesting take on Jerry Lewis and not just his contribution to comedy, but to filmmaking (the creating of the "video assist"):

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Originally Posted by windom
Sad news, but does this open up the chance of "The Day the Clown Cried" ever being released somehow?
I wouldn't be surprised if Criterion got their hands on this.
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Jerry Lewis a comedic legend.

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Yeah, the first thing I thought of when I read he died is that we'll finally get to see "The Day the Clown Cried."

And the fact that every kid of a certain age who owned a guitar was saddened to find out that there was already a band called Jerry's Kids.
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I bet he had some stipulation in his will about the movie.
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He was great in King of Comedy. They needed an asshole for the part and they got one.
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12554643-post30.html

Day the Clown Cried will be coming soon. Sometime between now and 2025.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Deftones
supposedly, who ever has possession of it can release it after he's dead. so, maybe we'll find out soon.

This is the interview I was referencing in my original post: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerry-l...wood-reporter/

makes me laugh every single time.
What is funny about it? He's being a complete asshole to someone that's just doing their job. There was nothing clever about his responses, they were just childish. It was worse than Billy Bob Thornton's interview with Jian Ghomeshi. At least that one was funny, in hindsight, as it turns out Ghomeshi is a dick.
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^ I just watched that interview, and I found it to be pretty amusing as well. Think of how many interviews Jerry Lewis has done in his life, and how many times he has answered the same banal questions. Add to that an interviewer that was woefully unprepared (horrible questions), with a weak interviewing style, and you could just see Lewis thinking, "Say as little as possible and this idiot will exhaust his questions in a couple minutes and I can get back to doing something I want to be doing."
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
He's on mine too.

He was mildly humorous in his Martin and Lewis days. Never really cared for him after that. He seemed to have turned into a real grumpy bastard in his later years.

Has France declared a National day of Mourning yet?
I have heard the whole "Jerry Lewis is worshipped in France" thing stopped being true ages ago, to the point where the younger generations went the other direction because they were sick of that cliché. That's what I've been told, anyway...
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Numanoid
^ I just watched that interview, and I found it to be pretty amusing as well. Think of how many interviews Jerry Lewis has done in his life, and how many times he has answered the same banal questions. Add to that an interviewer that was woefully unprepared (horrible questions), with a weak interviewing style, and you could just see Lewis thinking, "Say as little as possible and this idiot will exhaust his questions in a couple minutes and I can get back to doing something I want to be doing."
Yeah, that interviewer was horrible.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
^ I just watched that interview, and I found it to be pretty amusing as well. Think of how many interviews Jerry Lewis has done in his life, and how many times he has answered the same banal questions. Add to that an interviewer that was woefully unprepared (horrible questions), with a weak interviewing style, and you could just see Lewis thinking, "Say as little as possible and this idiot will exhaust his questions in a couple minutes and I can get back to doing something I want to be doing."
From what I gathered from the article, Lewis was in a foul mood before the interview even started. If he didn't want to do it, he shouldn't have agreed to it. Lewis isn't the only one to go through uninteresting interviews. Most just make the best of it and plow through.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
From what I gathered from the article, Lewis was in a foul mood before the interview even started. If he didn't want to do it, he shouldn't have agreed to it. Lewis isn't the only one to go through uninteresting interviews. Most just make the best of it and plow through.
Yep. It was clear that he set out to be a prick, and succeeded. Very unprofessional.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

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What is funny about it? He's being a complete asshole to someone that's just doing their job. There was nothing clever about his responses, they were just childish. It was worse than Billy Bob Thornton's interview with Jian Ghomeshi. At least that one was funny, in hindsight, as it turns out Ghomeshi is a dick.
It was funny that it was so completely awkward. And the interviewer kept powering through as if it might get better.

Also I don't think the interviewer was unprepared for the interview. I think he was unprepared for Lewis to basically answer as yes or no. He tried to salvage the situation, but there wasn't much he could do.

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