Artists and Models

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 7:00pm

Screening in conjunction with the lecture by Miriam Hansen on May 8, “Artists and Models (1955): Modernism, Medium-Specificity, and Mayhem”

“In Artists and Models, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin’s fourteenth feature film, the super-suave Dean romances a Greenwich Village comics artist, whilst his roommate Jerry plays an idiot out of his mind with superherophilia. It's Frank Tashlin's boisterous, rainbow-colored satire of the comic-book wars, the Cold War, and the confusion of the real with the ideal. If worshiping this musical makes me French, just call me Pierre.” - Cinematical

(Frank Tashlin, 1955, 102 minutes, 16mm)

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema & Media Studies