The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating the Comedy (2000)

Genres - Comedy, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History, Sketch Comedy  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Sid Caesar was the star and producer of two of the landmark television comedy series of the 1950's, Your Show Of Shows and Caesar's Hour, but a large part of Caesar's gift was his eye for talent -- his cast featured Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Nannette Fabray, and Howard Morris, and his writing staff included Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating The Comedy features interviews with Caesar and his fellow actors and writers, discussing how the came to create some of the great moments of television's golden age. The video also features a number of classic sketches from Caesar's shows, including one of Caesar's famous doubletalk routines, The Cobbler's Daughter; a pantomimed argument set to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Sid as beatnik jazz musician Progress Hornsby; and the classic film parody From Here To Obscurity.




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