Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon: Directed by Douglas Tirola. With Danny Abelson, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Henry Beard. A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage.

“Growing up I remember u0026quot;National Lampoon Magazineu0026quot; I would from time to time look at a copy at the drugstore counter or see a copy that a friend would bring to school, as my parents would not let me buy them they felt the content was to dirty! Yet I thought it was special the way that it blended funny stuff with society all blending in world events, famous people, politics, and movies and television as it even took a spin on race, sex, gender and many social topics.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYet from watching this documentary I learned a lot about National Lampoonu0026#39;s and that was it got itu0026#39;s start from educated college guys and in fact it use to be a u0026quot;Harvardu0026quot; university magazine! Along the way after it branched out to a magazine it expanded to the radio airwaves, then even began Lampoon plays and stand up routines. Many of the stories written in the magazine would later become hit movies most notable was 1983u0026#39;s u0026quot;Vacationu0026quot; and the Lampoon industry would launch the creation of u0026quot;NBCu0026#39;su0026quot; u0026quot;Saturday Night Liveu0026quot;.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd this documentary provided many good interviews from stars who got their start from the Lampoon franchise like Chevy Chase and Kevin Bacon and even John Goodman. And this picture told of the company history showing great highlights and drawings and covers of the magazine and news clips and commentary on how National Lampoon really did cause a stir with American society. Really this was a well done and good documentary to watch.”


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