Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here...Damn It!

Overview

The picture quality on the Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here...Damn It! DVD, which was shot for television, is very good. Director of photography Haskell Wexler (In the Heat of the Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) captures the right elements of Sandra Bernhard and the stage. There is a light glow that stands out and makes her the focus. A big plus for this disc is the inclusion of an extra 30 minutes of her show that was not aired on HBO. It consists of 12 additional segments...
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Overview

The picture quality on the Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here...Damn It! DVD, which was shot for television, is very good. Director of photography Haskell Wexler (In the Heat of the Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) captures the right elements of Sandra Bernhard and the stage. There is a light glow that stands out and makes her the focus. A big plus for this disc is the inclusion of an extra 30 minutes of her show that was not aired on HBO. It consists of 12 additional segments and it's a shame many of these weren't included in the original broadcast. Some are very funny -- much more so than the performance most were able to see. A highlight is the opener, "A Diva's Moment," where Bernhard goes off, stating what a star she is. One would almost think it was part of the show, part of her script, but it seems too far off the cuff and unrehearsed. Here is where she's at her best, making fun of the industry that she's been a part of for so long, but often from the outside. Fans of Bernhard will not be disappointed with this performance or this disc.
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Special Features

30 minutes of previously unseen footage; Palm previews; Web link; Artist bio; Chapter index
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
This recording of actress/comedian Sandra Bernhard's one-woman show of the same name provides a more straightforward framing of the performer's distinctive blend of comedy, pop-cultural banter, and performance art than the 1990 adaptation of her show Without You I'm Nothing. That film added an overriding narrative to a studio re-creation of Bernhard's act, but here we get a straightforward concert taping, which puts the emphasis on Bernhard's indelible stage persona, her brilliant sense of timing, and her ability to interact with a live audience. The overriding theme of Bernhard's monologues is the absurdity of our technologically advanced, media-saturated lives and the enduring if troubling allure of celebrity icons, from Cher and Heart to Jewel and Mariah Carey. "Give me Joan Jett with a shag haircut and a black eye," Bernhard proclaims, protesting the whineyness of Fiona Apple and other '90s alt-rock starlets; she even violates her own non-disclosure policy about her well-publicized and enduring spat with former friend Madonna, joking about the pop star's study of the Jewish Kabbalah before launching into an uncharacteristically heartfelt sung prayer. The emergence of sincere spirituality into Bernhard's act marks a new level of maturity in the performer's repertoire; if the studied superficiality of much of the rest doesn't quite gel with this new element, well, Bernhard has always been a study in contradictions. A theorist would argue that her act is an attempt to foreground the fleeting trivialities with which Americans distract themselves from the messier things in life, but thankfully the artist herself doesn't weigh us down with such conceptual baggage. Instead, she leaves us with 90 minutes of her hilariously and sarcastically perceptive persona, no theoretical background required.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2000
  • UPC: 660200301422
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,545

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bernhard
Denise Fraser
Mitch Kaplan
Soumaya Akaaboun
Technical Credits
Marty Callner Director, Executive Producer
Steven Atura Makeup
Sandra Bernhard Executive Producer, Screenwriter
David Diehl Associate Producer
Andy Grant Art Director
Bronston Jones Associate Producer
Kristen Ross Art Director
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening
2. Native American Moment
3. Difficult Times
4. "On the Runway"
5. The Technological Era
6. Courtney Love
7. The Most Beautiful Women
8. Ad Agencies
9. Lilith Fair
10. Bitches of Rock-N-Roll
11. Mariah Carey
12. Ghetto Divas
13. Fleetwood Mac
14. "Another Day"
15. Jackie & Marilyn
16. Too Hot!
17. Amsterdam
18. Carol Channing
19. Drag Queen
20. Playing Lawyers on TV
21. Touch-Up
22. Cabala
23. Morocco
24. "Good Is Good"
25. Creative in La
26. "Midnight Train"
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapter Access
   Additional Footage
      Play All Additional Footage
      A Diva Moment
      Melanie Griffith
      Herminio
      Paula Jones
      Linda Evangelista
      Rosie
      A Night in Vegas
      Babs & Celine
      The New York Experience
      The End of the World
      Nervous Habits
      Liza
      Modern Woman's to Do List
      Jazzy Spider
   Bio
   Credits
   Hyperactive
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