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George Carlin Collection
     

George Carlin Collection

Director: Marty Callner, Steven Santos

Cast: George Carlin, Marty Callner, Steven Santos

 
HBO presents The George Carlin Collection, a five-disc box set compiling some of Carlin's best-remembered performances. Tracing the comedian's career from the late '70s to the 1990s, the DVDs included are On Location With George Carlin From the University of Southern California , George Carlin Again! From the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix,

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HBO presents The George Carlin Collection, a five-disc box set compiling some of Carlin's best-remembered performances. Tracing the comedian's career from the late '70s to the 1990s, the DVDs included are On Location With George Carlin From the University of Southern California , George Carlin Again! From the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix, Carlin at Carnegie From New York City, Carlin on Campus From the University of California-Los Angeles, and George Carlin: Personal Favorites. Released in 2001, the collection contains nearly six hours of material.

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Still in its infancy in 1977 and enjoying freedom as the first subscription cable network, HBO aired a two-hour performance by George Carlin, a name as synonymous with comedy as it is with the limits of the socially acceptable. The George Carlin Collection compiles five of those broadcasts, spanning from 1977 to1990: On Location with George Carlin, George Carlin Again!, Carlin at Carnegie, Carlin on Campus, and George Carlin: Personal Favorites. These were some of Carlin's funniest years, making this collection a valuable documentation of a comedian in peak form. The comedian's foremost fascination is language -- foul and otherwise -- and he finds his humor in the gap between what is said and unsaid, what a word sounds like and what it means, and, as in his signature "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine, which words are acceptable and which are not. This infamous bit got Carlin arrested on obscenity charges in 1972 and quickly became his mantra (it appears in various incarnations throughout the collection). Like other controversial comics, such as Lenny Bruce before him, Carlin's comedic musings took on a new social relevance. As vulgar as Carlin's topics run, his intention is never to gross-out. Instead he dwells on society's taboos in order to expose their fundamental hypocrisy. Overall, the collection proves that HBO and Carlin are a perfect match, with the stand-up vet recently completing his 12th hit special.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
UPC:
0030306747927
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
10,007

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- On Location With George Carlin
0. Scenes
1. Intro & Warning [1:40]
2. Program Open [:36]
3. Personal Memories [2:22]
4. Taking The Stage [10:27]
5. Shopping [7:52]
6. Walking [3:59]
7. Dogs & Cats [9:27]
8. Old Folks & Kids [8:00]
9. Food [3:30]
10. The News [3:20]
11. Brand Names [2:44]
12. Perversion of Language [7:07]
13. Forbidden Words [22:24]
14. Closing Credits [1:47]
Side #2 -- George Carlin Again!
0. Scenes
1. Open [:42]
2. Beginnings [2:24]
3. Live In Phoenix [3:44]
4. I Wonder [7:34]
5. What Time Is It? [11:27]
6. The Long Newscast [10:59]
7. Al Sleet [2:44]
8. Death Is Imminent [13:36]
9. Dirty Words [25:40]
10. Mrs.Carlin [:38]
11. Program Credits [1:45]
Side #3 -- Carlin at Carnegie
0. Scenes
1. Getting to Carnegie Hall [2:26]
2. Professional Comedian [2:26]
3. Heart Attack [1:25]
4. Snap,Crackle.... [2:19]
5. Have A Nice Day [3:29]
6. Comic Munchies [10:32]
7. The News [3:56]
8. Odds & Ends [2:22]
9. Dogs [10:59]
10. Cats [6:21]
11. Dirty Words [13:25]
0. Scenes- Carlin On Campus
1. The Class Clown [2:16]
2. Carlin Live [1:51]
3. Saying Prayers [4:58]
4. Stuff It [4:03]
5. "Its No Bullshit" [1:16]
6. Animals [2:23]
7. Consumer Advocate [4:11]
8. The U.S. Military [1:34]
9. Drive Me Crazy [16:26]
10. News Flash [2:28]
11. Body Cavities [10:13]
12. Baseball & Football [2:39]
13. "Universe of Sports" [:42]
14. Cheerleading [1:33]
15. Program Credits [1:27]
16. Last Laugh [:44]
Side #4 -- George Carlin:Personal Favorites
0. Scenes
1. Hats On [2:41]
2. Hitler [:29]
3. Hello Goodbye [6:36]
4. Al Sleet [1:56]
5. Stuff [5:09]
6. Baseball Football [4:48]
7. Dirty Words [2:59]
8. Earrings [5:26]
9. Have A Nice Day [3:50]
10. Dog Incident [2:17]
11. Fussy Eater [2:57]
12. Kids [6:13]
13. Odds & Ends [:28]
14. We Like War [2:57]
15. It's Not A Sport [10:03]
16. Program Credits [:00]

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