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The Mad, Dark Genius of Gene Wilder

Posted August 30th, 2016 at 1:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Watching Wilder’s line delivery now, it seems strikingly modern, full of pathos and syncopated wit—not something you always associate with comedies that existed pre-, for lack of a better word, snark. But his performances also suggest something lost, a shading and seriousness that gave the comedy genre a little more shape—some true, genuine edge.

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