Thursday, January 02, 2014

BIG IN ALBANIA - NORMAN WISDOM





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Slapstick seems to be peculiarly British. I just don't get it. The British are so wrapped up in dignity that a pratfall never gets tired with them.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10;59..."slapstick seems to be peculiarly British" are you kidding? Lets see: Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, many of those other silent comedy films from USA, Abbot n Costello, Laurel (Stan Laurel admittedly English) and Hardy, Chaplin, keystone cops, 3 stooges, Marx bros. etc. and all of those wonderful Warner (Hannah/Barbera) Bros cartoons etc.etc. Wallace and Grommit/Mr. Bean are near global today which proves slapstick is very much alive and well. Slapstick is universal since dialogue is often unnecessary. Frankly i prefer slapstick to the rash of boring, UNfunny, wannabe "comedians' who are fast and loose with foul language at any and every given opportunity in the expectation we the public will be enthralled by their performances...Lets see if any one of those "comedians" around today can prove as durable and loved as Norman Wisdom.
reiverdave

wiggins said...

Let's just say I'd prefer Norman to Sarah Silverman.....

Anonymous said...

Norman wisdon was never funny to the british and as for hanna barbera cartoons they are trash with lots of subliminals.
Dean Martin and jerry lewsis were lousy and as bad as mike and berny winters who made us feel ill to watch.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:50 "Norman Wisdom was never funny to the British" Keep on smoking that good stuff lol, at lt least you can remain in your own delusional bubble a while longer. Funny you mentioned Lewis and Martin and the Winters.....'cause i did not as i always felt they were too bloody silly and corny!

peace y'all,
reiverdave

Anonymous said...

I used to be an ESOL teacher to refugees and asylum seekers in London. I found that slapstick was a huge motivator - the whole class had a laugh. Second to slapstick came Bingo.....with prizes. (I never followed the dour conventional curriculum.)

Anonymous said...

Only one thing anon@11..01 Charlie Chaplin was of course British........London born and bred!

Anonymous said...

anon @ 1:35. Yes Chaplin was british but got started and became famous from within the USA.

Stan Laurel was from Ulverston in Cumbria and like Chaplin was unknown in UK until his films were released and distributed from USA.

reiverdave

 
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