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Love, Gilda is a movie starring Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, and Chevy Chase. In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews...

Genres
Documentary
Director
Lisa D'Apolito
Starring
Andrew Alexander, Chevy Chase, Anne Beatts, Bill Hader

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Genres Documentary
Director Lisa D'Apolito
Stars Andrew Alexander, Chevy Chase, Anne Beatts, Bill Hader
Country USA, Canada
Also Known As Love Gilda
Runtime 1 h 28 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description The life of actress/comedienne Gilda Radner is presented largely through audio recordings of herself and through her handwritten notes, some read by fellow comedians/comediennes influenced by her work, some, like her, Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) alumnae. That life is told largely in chronological order. It tells of her growing up period in a relatively affluent family in Detroit, Michigan, and losing her father, who she considered her best friend at the time, when she was fourteen. The story moves to her not finishing college in the University of Michigan's drama program to pursue love - she easily falling in love with various men over the course of her life, most of those men professional colleagues - which led to her start in performing professionally on stage in a number of comedy troupes, where she seemed to be at home. Her professional success, even in those early days, can be largely attributed to she being likable no matter who she was portraying which connected her to the audience, and her willingness to do anything on stage to get the laugh if something as scripted wasn't working. Her reputation in this comedy work led to her being the first person cast on what would be the groundbreaking SNL. Despite the success, she felt much pressure, she hiding an eating disorder in order to maintain the Hollywood body image, which for her was especially prevalent in her mind in having battled weight issues as child. The difficult transition from SNL focuses on her meeting Gene Wilder on the set of Hanky Panky (1982), falling in love (despite already being married at the time) and getting married. Her story's final chapter is the roller coaster, especially in the emotional sense, in dealing with ovarian cancer, which would eventually take her life in 1989.

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Saturday, 04 Jul 2020 01:36

In one of the earliest scenes of the movie, a teenager in the 1970's holds up a sign that reads, "You are not funny!" This young man and his friends, all of whom are African American, are the main subjects of the film. This is one of the first times that a film on African Americans has been done in a mainstream movie. The film starts off with a clip from the opening of the movie, the video of the Oscar's acceptance speech by Will Smith and Queen Latifah. The scene ends with a clip of a young African American woman speaking to a white woman who is clearly saying, "Don't be racist. Just don't be racist." The scene ends with a clip from the first movie I ever saw, "Cool Hand Luke." This scene is about as close to being perfect as a film can get. I have always enjoyed films that are primarily made for African Americans. But, this movie is not a traditional film. The first half of the film was so well done that it was almost painful to watch. The first scene with the young African American woman in the kitchen of a New York City restaurant is so touching that it is difficult to watch. The second scene in the apartment of the couple that the two boys live with is so powerful that I was laughing so hard at the humor that I started crying. It was almost like the two boys were able to hold their own against the most powerful and accomplished film director of the last 40 years. It is not a film that you can watch and say, "Wow, that was powerful." The fact that it is based on a true story and was made by African American filmmakers means that it is not a film that is about African Americans. It is a film about how the African American experience in the 70's and 80's was different from other people's experiences. That is what makes this film so powerful. The film is made for African Americans, and is a work of art, not a film for people who want to see something that will be a classic.
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020 18:49

There are certain reasons for being a fan of Gilda Radner's (the "Great Dane") movies: 1) I am a fan of her work, and 2) she's always been the "bad girl" in these movies. So I was looking forward to this documentary, as I feel she has made an incredible career for herself and that she should be credited for what she has accomplished. Unfortunately, this documentary does not go into depth about her childhood, nor does it show any of the more recent projects she has done. What it does do is to show a glimpse of the "Gilda" that is now in her 40's. While there are some good scenes, there are also some sad moments as well. The reason this is a good documentary is because it tells the story of how she got into this line of work and how she's managed to maintain it. It's the story of how she gets the money, how she makes the money, and how she manages to keep herself in control of her own life. While I don't think she has ever done anything to get in trouble, it's hard to say what she has done that would get her in trouble. She has been a part of a couple of successful movies that have made some money. So, I think she is a good person who has done some bad things and has had to make some bad decisions. There are also some good comments made by her fans about her acting. Some of the comments show that they do like her, while others are very negative. I was glad that they went into her background and not her movies, because the first half of the documentary is a bit weak. That said, the second half of the documentary is pretty good. This is the part that shows the movie, the film industry, and her time in the "Big City". While the first half of the documentary was weak, the second half is actually pretty good. It's filled with great music, interesting interviews, and great footage of Gilda's work. I don't know if it's a good documentary or not, but I think it's a great one.


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