The Nutty Professor (1963)

The finest use of color in film (in my humble opinion) was in Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor. Lewis was somewhat like Charlie Chaplin in that not only could he do it all on stage, but he was also an…

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The finest use of color in film (in my humble opinion) was in Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor. Lewis was somewhat like Charlie Chaplin in that not only could he do it all on stage, but he was also an innovator in his field, via The Nutty Professor Wiki:
” In October 2004, a “Special Edition” was released including an audio commentary by Lewis and Steve Lawrence, a documentary and a short feature. In the commentary, Lewis discusses aspects of production, including his creating a real-time, on-camera monitor, which subsequently became standard in the film industry, known as video assist.”
Lewis was said to have brought in the brightest (and hottest) lights for The Nutty Professor, so the colors would jump. I don’t think of Jerry Lewis as the whiny sidekick of Dean Martin, more of a real artist up there with Hitchcock. So what if it was all comedy?

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