The death of Carl Reiner: Two souls for the cinema

In Steven Soderbergh's Film "Ocean's Eleven" plays of the nearly eighty-year-old Carl Reiner, the small-time crook Saul Bloom, brought by George Clooney and

The death of Carl Reiner: Two souls for the cinema

In Steven Soderbergh's Film "Ocean's Eleven" plays of the nearly eighty-year-old Carl Reiner, the small-time crook Saul Bloom, brought by George Clooney and Brad Pitt from his retirement in Florida, to help the gang of Danny Ocean in your robbing three Casinos in Las Vegas. Bloom is supposed to. for the gang of a Russian arms dealer embody the smuggling a suitcase full of explosives in the vault of the casino He learns to speak with an accent, and to move in a dark suit with a silk tie. But then Bloom comes to his past get in the way. As he is with the casino Director on the way to the vault, someone calls his name. It's a buddy from the old days of Play, and you can feel that Bloom recognizes the man. But his face shows no emotion. Only his body stiffens involuntarily for a second. The buddy is removed. The case comes in the box. The Plan goes on.

With Mel Brooks, he formed a Comedy team

Andreas Kilb

feuilleton correspondent in Berlin.

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Carl Reiner is a great past behind, as he appeared as a supporting actor in Soderbergh's Ocean trilogy, and then even in the Spin-Off of "Ocean's 8" from Gary Ross. In the Bronx, New York, as the son of a Jewish watchmaker from Austria, was born, he had earned in world war II, his first spurs as a Troop entertainer on the Pacific front. After that, he went to Broadway, where he starred in several Musicals, and the blossoming of television. As a permanent guest in Sid Caesar's Variety Show, he met Mel Brooks, who wrote for Caesar, the sketches, and soon the two were a Team.

First, they performed together in the "Steve Allen Show", then they created the "2000 Year Old Man" your own Comedy Format. The two were mind-boggling, because Brooks never managed to entice the elegant and Pure from the Reserve, and this was, in turn, no means of Brooks’ exuberant babble interrupt. Of the two thousand, and his Partner is a brand-year in the America of the sixties, today we would say they went viral.

To be learned this time, Carl Reiner how to make movies. In 1958, he had written a thirteen-part family series, which was aired three years later as "the Dick van Dyke Show". Reiner was as a producer, and after the last season was sent, he staged a Broadway play based on his autobiographical novel "Enter Laughing", for the screen. The Film was not a success, but the Musical that came out of it, ran last year in New York.

All of these experiences as an actor, writer, producer and Director were included in the three-game movies, the Carl Reiner in the eighties, turned, and he remains unforgotten: "Dead men don't wear plaid," "The man with two brains" and "Solo for 2". In all three, Steve Martin played the lead role, the Pure with "The Jerk" ("wealth, had discovered no shame") for the cinema, and if you think about it carefully, has also made Martin since then, nothing Better.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 12:19

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