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This Is Shorty: Why Are We Afraid of Long Comedies?

Landon Palmer asks the question why studios are afraid to let the run times of comedies expand. Self-indulgent. Nevel-gazing. Structureless. Plotless. These are some of the shared criticisms that have been leveled at Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, but many of these denunciations have been articulated in tandem with complaints about the film’s length. “This is 40 Read MoreRead More

Judd Apatow: Confessional Personal Comedies in a Big Studio World

Scott Foundas interviews Judd Apatow about his latest film This is 40, his inspiration for Funny People, and trying to maintain expectations between career and family. If Apatow’s film career to date can be seen as tour of key stations in the journey from the cradle to the grave—a Jewish comic’s 2001 that begins with the loss of virginity (The Read MoreRead More