Film Review-Three Stooges

0
58
1_Three Stooges.jpg

I suppose the main question about this update is will the ridiculously violent, but often hilarious slapstick comedy of Moses and Jerome Horiwitz and Louis Feinberg translate onto the modern screens of 2012.

Of course, I am writing about Moe and Curly Howard and their third wheel, Larry Fine, who became the Three Stooges (after breaking away from comedian Ted Healy) and began making a series of short (20 minute two-reelers) features in 1933.

I suppose the main question about this update is will the ridiculously violent, but often hilarious slapstick comedy of Moses and Jerome Horiwitz and Louis Feinberg translate onto the modern screens of 2012.

Of course, I am writing about Moe and Curly Howard and their third wheel, Larry Fine, who became the Three Stooges (after breaking away from comedian Ted Healy) and began making a series of short (20 minute two-reelers) features in 1933.

While Moe was the self-appointed leader (and used that power to slap, poke, gouge, crack, punch and bop the others at will), it was his younger brother, Curly, who has achieved pop culture status and is revered to this day for his wild, man-child antics. He was the darling of the troupe even in his era, from ‘33 to 1946, when years of bad living and alcoholism led to a debilitating stroke.

Moe and Larry carried on, first with Moe’s older brother, Samuel (Shemp), Joe Besser and, finally, “Curly Joe” DeRita. After over 200 short films, Columbia decided to cease production, thus ending the long career of the trio. In 1959, however, reruns of the old features became popular on television and introduced a whole new generation to the Stooges’ goofiness.

Revitalized, they finally began making the full feature films denied to them for so long by their studio (with DeRita in the Curly role). For years thereafter, children (including this author) would come home from school and watch a full hour (three shorts) of this team which fits somewhere between
 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here