STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces 2024 2 DVD Set Steve Martin (Featuring: Jerry Seinfeld, Lorne Michaels, Diane Keaton, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Frank Oz, Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Selena Gomez)

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Description: Now, in the golden years of his career, Steve Martin is busier than ever; he retraces the transformation that led to happiness in his art and personal life. Steve Martin’s meteoric rise is no easy feat; after early struggles, he goes on to revolutionize stand-up comedy, then he walks away at age 35.

Featuring: Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Adam Gopnik, John McEuen, Melinda Dobbs, Selena Gomez, Diane Keaton, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Frank Oz, Anne Stringfield, Eric Idle (Monty Python), Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias and more.

Director Morgan Neville attempts something wholly unconventional, splitting the project into two distinct feature-length pieces, “Then” and “Now,” which take radically different forms.

Episode 1 Air Date March 29th 2024: “Then” Steve Martin’s meteoric rise is no easy feat; after early struggles, he goes on to revolutionize stand-up comedy, then he walks away at age 35. The first part is a fairly straightforward, largely archival look at the first half of Martin’s life, featuring rare journals and personal recordings from his childhood in Orange County, Calif. (where he dreamed of being a magician and scored an early job at Disneyland), to the moment he decided to step away from stand-up comedy altogether. That was 1980. Three decades later, I scooped up tickets to see Martin headline a comedy show at Just for Laughs in Montreal, hoping to see the legend perform live, but instead of telling jokes, Martin came out with his banjo and proceeded to give a folk music concert. The joke was on us.

Martin had effectively slammed the door on that part of the persona — although in a career of surprises, he would reinvent himself again much later, performing opposite “Three Amigos” co-star Martin Short in “Only Murders.” “That’s so amazing. You were a single stand-up and then found you liked working as a team,” remarks Jerry Seinfeld in a generous (and frequently insightful) sit-down interview with Martin that appears in the deeply personal second part. A fluffy Seinfeld sound bite opens “Then” as well: “This guy was getting people so happy,” he says.

“Then” only half explains. There were the anxiety attacks, the way work preempted his private life, the impossibility of impressing his father. As this film/episode comes to a close, Martin still has an immensely popular movie career ahead of him as the screenwriter and star of “The Jerk,” “Roxanne” and more. Instead of picking up there, the “Now” portion skips forward more than four decades to join Martin in the present.

Total Running Time: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

 

Episode 2 Air Date March 29th 2024: “Now” Now, in the golden years of his career, Steve Martin is busier than ever; he retraces the transformation that led to happiness in his art and personal life. “Now” portion skips forward more than four decades to join Martin in the present. “How did I go from riddled with anxiety in my 30s to 75 and really happy?” Martin muses, playing along with an entirely different kind of documentary — one where the subject gamely invites cameras into his personal space. Based on the first half, audiences have been primed to expect a film-by-film tour through his big-screen career, but apart from dwelling on the disappointment of “Pennies from Heaven,” Martin seems uninterested in telling stories about that four-decade stretch

Total Running Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

Episodes 1 & 2 Total Running Time: 3 Hours 11 Minutes

 

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