Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Classic W.C. Fields at Film Forum

Classic W.C. Fields at Film Forum:

Via the NY Press

Today's best comedians—Eddie Murphy, Danny McBride, Larry the Cable Guy, Seth Rogen, Will Farrell [sic] and Steve Carell—can still learn from W.C. Fields, subject of an always welcome retrospective tribute at Film Forum. Fields' familiar, ever-funny It's a Gift, The Bank Dick, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man and You're Telling Me are on view. Their titles alone tell you how genuinely they represent the American way of life. But at this Borat-Arthur in movie humor, they're worth appreciating for how they point the way toward a perfect balance of sensibility, vision and execution.
I'm all for Fields appreciation ... but Eddie Murphy and who and who are among "today's best comedians"? Eddie Murphy? Is it 1987 again? 
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