Funny Bones

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Funny Bones

Peter Chelsom
USA, 1995
127min, OF

© Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Funny Bones

Peter Chelsom
USA, 1995
, 127min, OF

Cast: 
Oliver Platt
Jerry Lewis
Lee Evans
Leslie Caron
Richard Griffiths
Sadie Corre
Oliver Reed
Cast: 
Producers
Peter Chelsom
Simon Fields
Laurie Borg
Screenplay: 
Peter Chelsom
Peter Flannery
Sound: 
Glenn Freemantle
Camera: 
Eduardo Serra
Editor: 
Martin Walsh
Composer: 
John Altman
Decoration: 
Andrew Munro
Costume: 
Lindy Hemming

Production: 
Hollywood Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

What is funny? So the deeper question that this story around smuggling, theft of ideas and old debt tries to clarify. Jerry Lewis in the role of George Fawkes, the star comedian as an overpowering father figure, has the precise answer: “Some people are funny, some people tell funny.” Where ones tell a good joke skillfully, others have funny bones and no other choice than to pay with their body and her very unleashed being for the laughter of the audience. Because, as a further intuition, there is nothing funny, that would not also be terrible.