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The Bed Sitting Room

Released 1969
Distributor United Artists

“I think man has no option but to continue his own stupidity” said co-author Spike Milligan of his post-apocalyptic 1962 play, filmed by Richard Lester in 1969. Underappreciated in its day, one critic pronounced it to be “like Samuel Beckett, but with better jokes”. The distinguished cast of this existential Goon Show is billed “in order of height”.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.

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