Thursday, September 01, 2016

we are the music makers & the dreamers of the dream: the genius gene wilder

let me be brief i don't remember the first gene wilder movie i saw since his career arc coincided with my childhood but he was in my humble estimation a comic genius wilder could be manic crazy and calm all in one scene i don't have a favorite gene wilder moment in his cinematic oeuvre but a few of his movies at the top of my list paired wilder with another 20th century comic genius richard pryor you know these movies they are part of american culture but i can say with a clear head that there is no one really no one who approaches the range of funny in movies today and now that his is gone let us praise gene wilder and be grateful we were in the world at the same time he was


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