Carl Reiner dead at 98

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MikaelaArsenault, Jun 30, 2020 at 9:29 AM.

  1. MikaelaArsenault

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  3. Blastproof

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    Learned it here first. Sad news, but man - did that guy live a life!
     
  4. mr. steak

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    His portrayal of Alan Brady alone made him a comedy legend. RIP.
     
  5. MikaelaArsenault

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  6. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Dang. I love so much of what Carl touched, from Dick Van Dyke show (in which a pilot exists where Carl was the star), great bit parts like in ...Mad Mad World, to all those hilarious and brutally honest comedies he wrote/directed. He hit his stride with Steve Martin, Man With Two Brains being a classic, "into the mud scum queen." The Jerk and All of Me as well. His adoration of noir in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Fatal Instinct, which I still can't find on DVD in widescreen!!! I especially love the commentary in Where's Poppa? when a man in a gorilla suit hails a taxi that a black woman wasn't able to (the picture above doesn't surprise me at all.) The non-cynical hope in Oh, God. Carl was not just someone out for a laugh, he had things to say as well. Truly a filmmaking idol of mine who wasn't afraid to "go there." RIP.
     
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  7. FredV

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    A comedy genius. RIP :cry:

     
  8. dlokazip

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    Rest easy, Mr. Reiner.

    So many laughs. So much respect.
     
  9. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    THE MAN!
    What a LIFE!!
    We may never see his 'like' again...
    Since I see we're giving credits, you may also know that he's done voice-over work for both "The Cleveland Show" and "Bob's Burgers"!
     
  10. MikaelaArsenault

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    His assistant Judy Nagy confirmed that Reiner died of natural causes.
     
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    Directed The Jerk. Hundreds of things he’s done, this Steve Martin movie is worth noting.
     
  12. Strat-Mangler

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    Damn. Really funny man. He and Mel Brooks are best pals and would spend every day together. RIP.
     
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    So much love in that picture.
     
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  15. MikaelaArsenault

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    He directed other movies as well including Summer School with Mark Harmon.
     
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  16. MikaelaArsenault

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    Two comedy legends together.
     
  17. Strat-Mangler

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    Mel Brooks' energy probably kept him going for another decade. That man could power NYC!
     
  18. Dillydipper

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    And here we thought he was gonna live to be 2000 - I mean, he already made the record and everything. R.I.P.
     
  19. Bill

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    Wonderful comedic and humanitarian mind. Raised Rob well, too, teaching him each, the best proof that, Hollywood spin aside, he really was a quality person. Thank you and RIP.
     
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  20. Grant

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    Amazing how many young people never heard of the movie. It's a stone-cold classic.
     
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  21. Ignatius

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    Sad news. I loved his Allen Brady character. Wouldn't happen, but I'd like to see "Shut up, Mel!" on his stone. And now Dick Van Dyke is the last original cast member of the show.
     
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  22. MikaelaArsenault

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    They would spend their time together watching Jeopardy!.
     
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  23. Groovy

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    I'm so sad for Mel Brooks, who used to drive over to Carl's house every evening for dinner.

    Thanks for all the laughs, Carl.
     
  24. MikaelaArsenault

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    Here is a picture of the two of them together:

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  25. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Honestly, all his collaborations with Steve are worth noting. I personally feel Man With Two Brains is even funnier than The Jerk. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is just pure conceptual genius.
     

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