Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Day the Clown Cried footage

The Day the Clown Cried: Jerry Lewis' crap film has some footage.
Like the Star Wars Holiday Special, Jerry Lewis wants no one to see this movie. However, some of a “making of” footage has surfaced and uploaded to the Internet. Lewis directed and rewrote the movie.  Lewis made the clown more likeable in his version of the script. 
 No one besides a handful of people have seen the movie fully. And most of them have blasted the movie. It became apparent that Lewis' ego was in full effect with this misguided project. I'd like to see someone's pet project go down in flames (Battlefield Earth and After Earth), but Lewis and others dropped the movie.
From Yahoo, ((Harry Shearer, longtime voice of several "Simpsons" characters and part of the comedy band Spinal Tap, echoes Lewis's thoughts. After seeing a bootleg copy of the film, he said (according to a 2006 Variety print article), "This movie is so drastically wrong, its pathos and its comedy are so wildly misplaced, that you could not, in your fantasy of what it might be like, improve on what it really is." ))
Many things factored in shelving of the film. The movie lost funding and Lewis took the rough cut and the studio took the negatives away and they both parted ways. At that time, Lewis still wanted to release the movie, but there were legal issues. Recently, Lewis has become downright hostile toward people mentioning the movie. He feels it should never be released, but I'd like to see this train wreck.
 I hate clowns, but I am willing to see this piece of crap.

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