Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

The Story of the National Lampoon

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A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced.
Edition: Widscreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) :,sound, colour with black and white sequences ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
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Mar 11, 2019

While, yes, it is informative on the inception and insurrection of the magazine I was hoping to learn more about the Saturday Night Live - Caddyshack years behind the scenes. If you also were hoping for that, you're out of luck. This talks more about the magazine's editors than anything else.

PimaLib_WilliamB Feb 26, 2018

If you enjoyed this, I recommend finding the Will Forte movie "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" (based on the book) which tells the story of the unknown genius behind Animal House and Caddyshack, paving the way for Saturday Night Live and modern comedy- Doug Kenney. Many well known actors perform as many of the stars you recognize including Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.

Apr 24, 2017

Never did National Lampoon. I was born in 1964 - Mad Magazine pulled the comical horses for this kid. This film was vey informative....and funny. Even SCTV's Joe Flaherty is spotted in the studio breaking comedic ground. The good ol' days......

Oct 11, 2016

When I was an awkward adolescent there were a few things that shaped my (unfortunate) sense of humour: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, and most importantly, National Lampoon Magazine. This entertaining documentary examines the meteoric rise and sad fall of the best English language satirical magazine to ever grace a newsstand not to mention launching a dozen careers from Chevy Chase to Bill Murray. Resolutely non-PC and sure to offend. Oh how I wish I had saved my stack of back issues.

Aug 20, 2016

An unfortunate testament to just how far one can get selling juvenile comedy and raunch. Heavy Metal magazine was developed by Mogel too at the same time and was in every way superior, imaginatively, artistically, and intellectually. Lampoon was, by comparison, gutter trash. Hard to believe the the two magazines sprouted from the same publisher.

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