Reviews and Blog Posts: slapstick

My man Jeeves

by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

DPL Rating:
3

This was my first foray into the world of aristocratic layabout Bertie Wooster and his impeccable manservant, Jeeves, and I have to say it was a poor choice. Why? Jeeves and Wooster themselves cannot be blamed for the missing stars in this book’s rating. They are first-rate characters and I...

Pierre Etaix Box Set

by Pierre Etaix

DPL Rating:
4

Inspired by the silent, slap-stick comedy of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd, Pierre Étaix (rhymes with “apex”) produced a series of short and feature-length films between 1962 and 1971 that are completely unique and utterly charming.  A series of complex rights difficulties kept his films from being shown...

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