This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Streaming on Netflix November 17, 2017

Discussion in 'Movies, Trailers, Cinema' started by tridon, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. tridon

    tridon Editor-in-chief
    Super Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12,717
    Location:
    Thunder Bay
    Ratings:
    +20,377
    Title: JIM & ANDY: the Great Beyond - the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton ()

    Genre:

    Director: Chris Smith

    Cast:

    Release Date:

    Runtime: 94

    Plot: Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    From IMDb:
     
  2. tridon

    tridon Editor-in-chief
    Super Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12,717
    Location:
    Thunder Bay
    Ratings:
    +20,377
    From ComingSoon:

    Netflix announced today, out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, that it has acquired worldwide rights to Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months. The VICE Documentary Films production premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and is produced by Academy Award winner Spike Jonze, and VICE Films’ Danny Gabai and Brendan Fitzgerald. Learn more about the Jim Carrey Andy Kaufman doc below!

    In 1999 Milos Forman cast Jim Carrey to play cult comedian Andy Kaufman in his biopic Man on the Moon. What followed was an intensely bizarre and emotional film production. Surrounded by Kaufman’s friends and family on set, Carrey thoroughly “became” Andy and, alternately, Tony Clifton, Kaufman’s obnoxious lounge singer alter ego. Much like Kaufman’s comedy, Carrey’s acting took on a performance art quality during the film. He never broke character on set, the cast and the crew referred to him as either ‘Andy’ or ‘Tony’ depending on who he was embodying (he had created complete and separate identities for each).

    Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.

    “For almost two decades this brilliant performance from Jim Carrey has resonated with audiences and fans of Kaufman’s, but the story behind the film – a true piece of entertainment history has remained largely unknown,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix. “Chris Smith and Spike Jonze have masterfully unearthed and explored Jim’s complex and artful creative process, hurling audiences right into the mind of a genius.”

    “VICE is always focused on telling stories you can’t see anywhere else, and Chris’ film is an incredibly humanistic deep-dive into the mind of a brilliant artist. Chris, Spike and Jim have made a film that makes us question what we really want in the world, and we couldn’t be more excited that Netflix is bringing it to the world,” said Danny Gabai, Executive Creative Director, VICE.

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is produced by VICE Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary division from VICE Media. The film is produced by Spike Jonze, Danny Gabai, Brendan Fitzgerald. Executive Producers are Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Tony Clifton, Michael Kronish, Jim Czarnecki, and Nicole Montez.
     
  3. kaw

    kaw Pop!/Movies/TV Mod
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,727
    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
    Ratings:
    +9,921
    Now that Jim has officially gone insane, the studios are probably ok with this footage finally getting released.

    Should be an interesting watch.
     
  4. bloodsnake007

    bloodsnake007 Ltd. Ed./Birthdays/Video Game Mod
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    22,622
    Location:
    AZ, U.S.A
    Ratings:
    +40,668
     
    • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
  5. Drum18

    Super Moderator Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,058
    Location:
    Montreal
    Ratings:
    +24,513
    So basically... the guy went completely nut... like the actual guy... is that "commitment" or "insanity" ?
     
  6. tridon

    tridon Editor-in-chief
    Super Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12,717
    Location:
    Thunder Bay
    Ratings:
    +20,377
    He just went all in. No different than Daniel Day-Lewis in all of his roles... or Heath Ledger as Joker.
     
    • Helpful Post Helpful Post x 1
  7. Flloydo

    Flloydo Yo honey-dips, summertime, fine Jheri drippin'
    Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    14,629
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +16,607
    I'm quite looking forward to this
     
    • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1
  8. larson1977

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,146
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +1,018
    I think this was Carrey's greatest role

    Me too
     
    • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
  9. tridon

    tridon Editor-in-chief
    Super Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12,717
    Location:
    Thunder Bay
    Ratings:
    +20,377
    Acting-wise, 100%. While he was excellent in films like The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Majestic, The Bad Batch, and I Love You, Phillip Morris, his performance in Man on the Moon was on another level.

    It's a shame Man on the Moon isn't on Blu-ray yet.
     
  10. larson1977

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,146
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +1,018
    I liked Carrey a lot in 'Number 23'. for me it was his first part/role (I saw) deviating from comedy/slapstick movies. just great. But indeed, his role in Man on the Moon was great
     
    • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1
  11. tridon

    tridon Editor-in-chief
    Super Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    12,717
    Location:
    Thunder Bay
    Ratings:
    +20,377
    That was also a very underrated performance. It was truly different for him. I remember that, as a massive Jim Carrey fan, being torn after I watched it. It was just so, so different. I don't think my senses knew how to process it.
     
  12. kaw

    kaw Pop!/Movies/TV Mod
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,727
    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
    Ratings:
    +9,921
    My favorite performance from him was Eternal Sunshine (with Truman Show in 2nd). But thats mostly because I LOVE those films a lot more then all the others.
    With Man on the Moon... While his performance was great, I never really cared for the film itself which in return never really made me care that much about his acting (or appreciate it).

    Does that make sense? haha
     

Share This Page

Movie information in first post provided by The Movie Database