The three funniest "in theater" movies Judd Apatow's seen

This episode of Serious Jibber-Jabber is a great talk between Conan O’Brien and Judd Apatow. Apatow lists the three funniest "this film is destroying" movies he's ever seen in the theater: Airplane, Young Frankenstein, and There's Something About Mary.

He also talks about The Cable Guy and how this beatdown scene...

...created problems since the audience became scared of Jim Carrey's character and couldn't laugh at him afterwards – because they feared he might actually kill someone. According to Apatow, that's why the film plays better the second time you see it.

Which led me to think: It'd be great if there was a podcast/talkshow where film and tv directors talk about flaws in their work. Everyone's always hyping everything. Let's hear about what could have been done better or what went wrong.

2 Comment(s)

Anonymous Yusef said...

It's called a dvd commentary track.

11/21/12, 5:11 PM  
Anonymous aalap said...

"The winters are remarkably mild", I still think about that line from time to time. It's a wonderful scene, full of ridiculous physical comedy.

11/25/12, 5:19 PM