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Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Comic Critic Reviews It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Stanley Kramer was known for creating movies with strong social messages. Many said that this made his films depressing. He decided to address this complaint by making a comedy about greed. To that end, he hired every humorous entertainer he could think of, not just big name movie actors, but character actors, emerging television sit-com stars, stand-up comedians, anybody in the business of making people laugh. There are over 105 speaking roles in It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Watching their crazy antics is made all the more hilarious as the endless cascades of talent participate in their scenes. Many of you dear readers might not recognize the sit-com stars of that era. But watching It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World will provide a primer to the wealth of enjoyment that awaits if you seek out the members of this cast in other movies.

The scene with the car flying off the cliff made a real impression on me. All of my drawings of cars going off cliffs tend to look like what you see above.