National Lampoon Documentary Sundance Poster Makes a Threat
by Ethan Anderton
January 16, 2015
In less than a week, we'll be bringing you all the buzz from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and some of the hype for the films premiering in the mountains is already kicking off. There's tons of dramas, comedies and documentaries on the table for us to sink our teeth into, and one of the films that I'm particularly excited about is a documentary called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon. As you may have surmised, the film follows the launch of the first humor magazine for adults, and how it served as the starting ground for comedy legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and many more. And now we have the teaser poster inspired by the magazine's first issue from 1973. Look!
Here's the poster for Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon:
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon is directed by Douglas Tirola and uses never-before-seen archival footage and new interviews in the chronicle of three Harvard graduates who started the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood's most legendary talent. Bound by a passion for the absurd and a mistrust of authority, Lampoon's irreverence spanked nearly every available social taboo from weak-kneed politics to heated racial tensions. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence. The film premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this month, but doesn't have an official release date yet. Stay tuned.
Here comes some unnecessary controversy
Jason Scarpelli on Jan 16, 2015
Fuck that poster.
DAVIDPD on Jan 17, 2015
That dog's probably been dead for 30 plus years.
stevieray1986 on Jan 17, 2015
That is NOT the first issue of the magazine. Not even close. Also, they couldn't find a copy without mailing label glue on it? Check eBay next time, guys. The filmmakers seem to be hyping the angle of "this magazine launched your favorite movie stars." Not cool. I will probably see this film, if I can, though I don't see how it can be good.
Dell Cousins on Jan 18, 2015
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