Sunday, August 12, 2012

Auteur Watch - Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker

Alas, but here's how these knuckleheads' work can be summarized: "Mad Magazine - The Motion Picture."  Except for Ruthless People... does this mean the Zuckers created the Coens?  Perhaps.  Since their Naked Gun heydays, they have split up into their separate camps, Jim Abrahams going the quasi-John Milius route.  With the Hot Shots series, did he think he was actually saving the world?  David stayed the truest to the old nutty formula with Scary Movie 3 and 4, then threw it all away on An American Carol.  They might never recover.

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