Cinema: Comic's Demons


Directed by Paul Mazursky Screenplay by Paul Mazursky and Leon Capetanos

What's the latest equivalent of the comic who wants to play Hamlet? A comic film maker who takes it in mind to rewrite Shakespeare. In the past month, the two most distinguished confectors of '70s movie comedy have genuflected before the Bard in order to elevate the adolescent tone of current screen fare. First, Woody Allen frolicked midst woodland nymphs in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy. Now Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Harry and Tonto) has gone to "an...

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