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Normal Michael Rådström, Örebro
neatless SSF: The King of Comedy (1982.) Martin Scorsese och Robert De Niro gör inte bara tunga och allvarsamma filmer tillsammans, här berättar dom om Rupert Pupkin - en misslyckad komiker vars enda komiska kvalitet är hans namn. Rupert avgudar en känd tv-komiker och försöker ständigt få in en fot i programmet han leder, en dag lyckas han lite halvt men det leder bara till att han eskalerar stalkningen till farliga nivåer.

Det här måste vara en av dom bättre skildringen av besatthet och stalkning som släppts - De Niro och hans totalt urflippade parhäst Sandra Bernhard är rejält skrämmande i deras ostoppbara kändisjakt. Föreställ er en Justin Bieber-tjej som får en puss på kinden och en blinkning ungefär.

Namnet till trots är det inte mycket till humor i filmen. En dos svart humor visserligen, men mest bisarr och tragisk och en kritik mot kändishetsen som aldrig har känts mer aktuell än idag. En okomplicerad historia som ändå är spännande och oförutsägbar.

De Niro i toppform, faktiskt en av hans bättre roller någonsin, och Scorsese i hans rätta element (störda individer i NY) gör den här filmen till en njutning. 4/5
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maria_fcastro Day 6 Your Favorite Comedy Movie: The King of Comedy. This movie is just hilarious and brilliant. #30DayMovieChallenge #Comedy #Movie #Film #Cinema #TheKingOfComedy #MartinScorsese #RobertDeNiro #JerryLewis 5d

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dannicholls Saw this vinyl today, and the film last week. Seriously underrated, and MAYBE one of DeNiro's top three performances ever... #TheKingOfComedy 6d

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thefilmsiveseen Film: The King of Comedy

Director: Martin Scorsese

I've always desired fame to a degree. As I've gotten older, it's turned more into the desire to be credited for work in the entertainment industry. I don't want the type of fame had by Jerry Langford, who is a famous, Johnny Carson-like talk show host in Martin Scorsese's 1983 film, The King of Comedy. Every night, Langford (played by legendary comedian Jerry Lewis) exits the taping of his show to be met by a crazed mob of people waiting for a chance to see him or get an autograph. When he walks the streets, he is constantly accosted by fans. One of these fans is a man named Rupert Pupkin (Robert DeNiro, in what may be my new favorite role of his). Rupert, a hopeful comedian, manages to sneak into Jerry's limo one night after a taping, and pressures Jerry into letting him audition for his show. After the two depart, Rupert's obsession with fame and Jerry Langford only deepen. We begin to understand that Rupert is unhinged, and has dedicated his entire life to this one goal. He lives in his mother's basement, and has spent years perfecting his act. His fixation on this has left him utterly detached from the real world. He, along with fellow manic superfan Masha (Sandra Bernhard, in an impressively natural performance), have filled some void in their lives with this neurotic fascination of Jerry, and now that one of them seemingly has a foot in the door with him, their stalking escalates to a disturbing level. With Scorsese's brilliant direction and handling of an unsettling premise, stellar performances from the film's top three stars, and wonderful editing by longtime Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker, The King of Comedy hits all of its points while still giving an incredibly entertaining experience to the viewer.
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  •   pcookie Dude you're gonna love it 1w
  •   pcookie It's so damn good. One of DeNiro's best performances. 1w
  •   thefilmsiveseen @pcookie I'm thoroughly enjoying his performance and the movie so far :) 1w

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instarozzy What is a "relationship?" Do you lift it? #gym #health #fitness #motivation #kevinhart #thekingofcomedy 1w

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rileygramlich #30DayMovieChallenge #Day10 Favourite Director: Martin Scorsese “Because of the movies I make, people get nervous, because they think of me as difficult and angry. I am difficult and angry, but they don't expect a sense of humor. And the only thing that gets me through is a sense of humor.” —Martin Scorsese Every single Scorsese film I have seen, I adore. Some are better than others but they are all great movies. There are multiple reasons why I love this director. One, he uses narration in many of his films. Two, his movies typically have a great soundtrack that usually features #TheRollingStones. Three, he encourages the actors to improvise in his movies. Often lines that were in the final cut were never scripted. I like the actors he casts, as well, often either #RobertDeNiro or #LeonardoDiCaprio as the leading roll. Other actors he has used are #HarveyKeitel, #JoePesci, and #JackNickolson. He has even had his mother play minor characters in a few films which is great. Overall, he is an #amazing director. Like if you have seen any of these movies: #Goodfellas #TaxiDriver #RagingBull #TheDeparted #ShutterIsland #GangsOfNewYork #TheKingOfComedy #MeanStreets #TheWolfOfWallStreet #TheAviator #Casino #Hugo All of these movies listed are the reason and proof why he is my favourite director. #MartinScorsese #Director #artist #films #film #movies #movie #quotes #quote Honourable Mentions: Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Sergio Leone, Frank Capra, Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Danny Boyle, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, The Cohen Brothers, Ron Howard, Clint Eastwood. 1w

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ckoh #Repost @theacademy with @repostapp.
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Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese taking a break during production of "The King of Comedy" (1982).
#JerryLewis #RobertDeNiro #MartinScorsese #TheKingofComedy
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robthies93 One of the best movies you've probably never seen.
#Repost @theacademy
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Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese taking a break during production of "The King of Comedy" (1982).
#JerryLewis #RobertDeNiro #MartinScorsese #TheKingofComedy
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nysfilm #filmedinNY! #Repost @theacademy with @repostapp.
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Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese taking a break during production of "The King of Comedy" (1982).
#JerryLewis #RobertDeNiro #MartinScorsese #TheKingofComedy
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saradivalenzano What a great f'n photo #Repost @theacademy with @repostapp.
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Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese taking a break during production of "The King of Comedy" (1982).
#JerryLewis #RobertDeNiro #MartinScorsese #TheKingofComedy
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