Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

de Gregg Barson

Synopsis

The list of guests participating in this documentary is spectacular. Here’s an example of just a few names: Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. All of them, icons of more or less recent American comedy. And it’s no wonder that they want to talk about Jerry Lewis, secret son of modernity, revolutionary of humor and cinema. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis shows us the king of comedy from up close. Lewis not only lends himself to be filmed, but he exposes himself with no reproaches in this documentary that examines in detail (finally) one of the most important figures (and least vindicated) in the history of cinema.

Director

Gregg Barson

Having settled down in Los Angeles, Barson spent a large part of his career working in marketing and television advertising. With his production company Mansfield Avenue Productions he made the documentary We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller (04).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Seven Chances
Original language: English

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