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Jim Carrey Does Not Exist: the New Netflix Documentary Jim and Andy

When President Calvin Coolidge, known as Silent Cal, died in 1933 , Dorothy Parker, the famous female wit asked: How can they tell? Presidents can be nonentities. And often are. So why not actors? Jim Carrey is no Coolidge. Yet seems to be saying a similar thing about himself. Just prior to the appearance of his new Netflicks documentary Jim and Andy—the Great Beyond (2017), about the making of Man on the Moon(1999), the sometimes…

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Sometimes I wonder. A friend of mine arrived recently from the USA with a wrist watch telephone. I said that it reminded me of Dick Tracy, the popular old comic strip which became a movie starring Warren Beatty in the early 1990s. My friend looked at me as if he were a dog, I’d just showed a card trick. Who is Dick Tracy? Who indeed? The very idea that the wrist, the traditional 20th-century place…

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