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The Aristocrats

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An interesting look at joke analysis

    I'm not a person that shocks easily, so this movie wasn't really that disgusting to me. It did however change the way I look at jokes. You never hear about a joke-joke being analiyzed and broken down to be disscussed in a peer group. But here, you have a joke so unique that it demands discussion, critisicms, and a need to be outdone in every paradigim.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not As Good As the Build-Up!!

    I had been long-awaiting this DVD as this movie did not play in my home area. However, this, I find, was NO big loss!! The only enjoyable portions of this film are hearing comics describe the crafting of a good joke and speaking of the "faternity" that exists between their brotherhood. Otherwise, the movie becomes old very quickly and leaves the viewer wondering just what was the point here!! The century-old joke involved in "The Aristocrats" is time-worn, out-dated, and, frankly, just nasty!! (AND I SAY THIS AS NO PRUDE--this film is in NO WAY the equal of classics such as the filmed work of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, etc.!!) I was sorely disappointed in the film and after loving the work of most of the comics involved, rang hollow. A horrible way to spend an evening!! To think, I could have, instead, watched "Flightplan!!" Don't waste your time with "The Aristocrats!!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Yes it's vulgar, big deal, get over it. It's hilarious, and in watching so many comedy artists talk about or do their renditions, we get every nuance of style, technique and individuality demonstrated in a context where they become clear, and the issue of obscenity and how subjective that is for each of us gives it layers of interesting ideas. It's also a movie that shows more respect for it's audience than any other I ever seen - it allows us to find those layers without telling us what we're supposed to think or feel. That's so rare. I highly recommend watching the dvd with a bunch of people to really appreciate how everyone thinkns and feels something different all throughout. Highly reccomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2009

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