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A Moment of Insight: Jim Carrey


Civilizations of the future will look back on the career of Jim Carrey, and they will think, “What the fuck is going on here?” Then, subsequently, “Never since has there been a greater master of the physical comedies.”

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A Moment of Insight: The Mask

Movies don’t pump out the catchphrases like they used to, and that’s a goddamn shame. The MaskĀ is a shining example of this practice perhaps just years, if not mere hours, before it entered its death throes. Example:

SMOKING.
SOMEBODY, STOP ME.
THAT IS A SPICY MEAT-BALL.
IT IS PARTY TIME.

Classics, all of them. I wonder if it was hard to write a script in which one character must speak entirely in punchlines. Luckily, the premise resonates with anybody who has ever held a mask in his hands and felt immediately compelled to press it to his face.

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