The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)

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Re: The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)

#26 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:16 pm

Apparently Vanity Fair already made this observation last year. First here, then here.

And hell, why not supply some technical deets? I watched this on the recent Blu-Ray disc, which did indeed look excellent, though the black levels may have seemed a little bit crushed.

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Re: The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)

#27 Post by calculus entrophy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 pm

Perhaps the common thread is Trump's pastor, Norman Vincent Peale, and his "genre" of "Positive Thinking", which ultimately leads to a psychotic breakdown. YMMV.

My favorite King of Comedy anecdote was when they were trying to find the right look for Rupert, and they came across a mannequin that had a particular outfit they liked, and DeNiro just went with the whole look of the actual mannequin as well.

Kind of sums them both up.

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