The Resource Jerry Lewis : the man behind the clown

Jerry Lewis : the man behind the clown

Label
Jerry Lewis : the man behind the clown
Title
Jerry Lewis
Title remainder
the man behind the clown
Title variation
Man behind the clown
Contributor
Film director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early days, Jerry Lewis -- in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel -- had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humour. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, and The Nutty Professor. By becoming a "total filmmaker," Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. He broke boundaries with his technical innovations, unique voice and keen visual eye, even garnering respect and praise overseas. However, American critics and the cultural elite tended to reject his abrasive art. While they viewed Lewis as nothing more than just a clown, others like the French recognised him as a true auteur, giving rise to questions that have perplexed American pop culture for over 50 years: Why do Europeans love Jerry Lewis? What is this inexplicable aversion Americans have towards him? Is he just a brash, anything-for-yuk buffoon? Or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown?
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Gregory Monro
Date time place
Originally released: 2016
Intended audience
Rating: PG
Language note
Languages: English and French. Subtitles: English (during French dialogue)
PerformerNote
Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese, Sean Hayes, Tony Lewis, Pierre Etaix, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Rae Beth Gordon, Ted Okuda, Shaun Micallef, Frank Krutnik, Robert Benayoun
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Monro, Gregory
Runtime
61
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Jerry
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Entertainers
  • Comedians
  • Jews
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Jerry Lewis : the man behind the clown
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container. No title on disc surface
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID3789
  • "The remarkable life of a comedy legend" -- Container
  • Special features: Jerry Lewis: the art of clowning ; Dean and Jerry ; Interview with the director
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251071135
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 61 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256016783
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, PAL, all regions, widescreen 16:9, 1.77:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jerry Lewis : the man behind the clown
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container. No title on disc surface
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID3789
  • "The remarkable life of a comedy legend" -- Container
  • Special features: Jerry Lewis: the art of clowning ; Dean and Jerry ; Interview with the director
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251071135
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 61 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256016783
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, PAL, all regions, widescreen 16:9, 1.77:1
Video recording format
DVD

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