National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead :- Watch National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead on YoutubeonFire, Punch-drunk and very much alive, “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon” is a generous and briskly entertaining doc that traces the titular humor magazine’s lasting influence on American comedy. Although the film hews closely to the usual reminiscence-doc formula, ample laughs — both from the original magazine pieces and from their creators’ recollections — make this a real nonfiction crowdpleaser, with broader appeal than even a fest favorite like “Jodorowsky’s Dune.” After “Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the ‘6os” and “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel,” a cynic might suggest that one could take any publication that had its heyday in the 1960s or 1970s; interview the contributors who were there, man; and concoct a chatty doc-by-numbers. Even so, helmer Douglas Tirola (“All In: The Poker Movie”) pulls it off with style, not only assembling an impressive roster of former Lampoon contributors, orbiters and celebrity fans, but also skillfully presenting a huge amount of material, including animations rendered after the style of Lampoon artwork. (The movie is not based on the coffee-table book of the same title by Lampoon contributor Rick Meyerowitz, although Meyerowitz appears in the film and served as a consultant.) The pic recaps how the Harvard Lampoon’s Douglas Kenney, Henry Beard and Rob Hoffman started the magazine with publisher Matty Simmons. (Kenney died in 1980 and Hoffman in 2006, but Simmons and Beard are among the main talking heads.) For print junkies, some of the early scenes.
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Release: 25 September 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Director: Douglas Tirola
Stars : Danny Abelson, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon