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Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 30th 2018

CNN’s recent “fact-based” promotional campaign has fruitfully accorded new prominence on the importance of apples (equated with “the actual truth”) and bananas (equated with “fake news”). “Botanically

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Comedy by the Bunch

Comedy by the Bunch

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 27th 2017

El Weirdo does not have the same resonance in terms of humor or gravity for a movie title as does Bananas (1971), so it was astute of co-writers Woody Allen and Mickey Rose, following their hip and

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Gene's Sheepish Sister Carrie

Gene's Sheepish Sister Carrie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 9th 2017

In his whimsical 2005 autobiography Kiss Me like a Stranger, the beloved comic actor Gene Wilder (1933-2016), who would have turned 84 today, recalled a phone call he got from Woody Allen. “‘I want

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