Derek and Clive - Stupid. This film is extremely offensive to just about everybody, but therein lies it's beauty. Derek and Clive - The Worst Job He Ever Had. Derek and Clive - Winkie Wanky Woo. Booze, drugs, strippers and practical jokes sometimes bitter and sick on the part of Cook are provided. It's brutal for reasons I've mentioned above, and others which I couldn't even mention here.
Derek and Clive - T. Derek and Clive - Sir. Derek and Clive were fictional comedic characters created by Dudley Moore Derek and Peter Cook Clive in the 1970s. I liked Ad Nauseam as an audio piece of work and was quite excited at the prospect of seeing this. Sometimes his flight of fancy had an almost childish innocent charm and sometimes they were dragged up from the lowest depths of the human psyche.
Despite what anyone might wish were true, the Derek and Clive material shows that Cook had lost none of his genius. The film is by and large a torrent of swearing, drunken verbal abuse,and generally obnoxious behaviour documented for public consumption. Cook is clearly jealous of Moore's recent success why him? This film is a masterpiece of filth, it's so funny, if you hate the political correctness that we live in today then rush out and buy this. Dudley Moore looked to me like he hated every moment of this film and he seemed bored by and embarrassed of the obscenity. Derek and Clive - Just One Of Those Songs.
Not because we are laughing at the idea of a man really committing such an act but because there is a psychological release to hear such things. However Dudley Moore had a wonderful talent of his own which was comedy acting. Most of the famous sketches are from Not only But Also, but the funniest ones come from the Derek and Clive tapes. Beneath the surface of the outrage and profanity is a mercurial comic mind, and an unsurpassed sense of the surreal and satirical. At other times it isn't restrained at all, when Cook unleashes barrages of incredibly personal abuse at Moore, which at one stage results in the latter walking out, only to be cajoled back. This seminal work from aussie director and music video legend Mulcahy is a fitting epitaph to the disintegrating comedy partnership of Pete and Dud during the recording sessions for what would later become the ad naeseum album.
Derek and Clive - Cancer. It's to his credit that he managed to play Cook's game at all, most of us would have just sat in awe, too intimidated to speak. The characters, supposedly two lavatory attendants although in one sketch, 'Back of the Cab', they play the roles of two London taxi drivers first surfaced in the mid-seventies. When two ordinary blokes spend an hour swearing at each other, it begins to pall after the first 30 seconds. A little slow to begin with but working up to genius and a strong sense of fraternity between the performance and viewer,' Derek and Clive get the horn' will continue to astonish it's viewers for as long as a film with such normally unacceptable behaviour and dialogue remains as it is, a hidden gem, which when discovered, provides a magic tonic for both the intellect and the frustrations and contrivance of political correctness.
Derek and Clive - In The Lav. Basically, this is Pete and Dud on booze and hash, the performers Peter Cook and Dudley Moore reach a career and cultural high point as political correctness and taboo are dismissed by characters you probably would not like to encounter in real life though you can imagine the kind of individuals they are mocking; the kind of individuals who are running and ruining the world today. Considered highly offensive by many at the time, the sketches primarily took the form of bizarre, sometimes drunken streams of consciousness led by Cook, with interjections from Moore. . Remember to watch out for the Wigins sketch, this is so uncorrect it's unreal but it'll have you rolling. Derek and Clive - Nurse. And damn it, above all, it's terribly, terribly funny.
I would not ever consider them as comic genius as this sort of comedy is something that is in all of us. It is also something of a last hurrah. However he was a genius in quite a narrow way. When Peter Cook died, few of his obituaries mentioned the 'Derek and Clive' albums of the mid to late 70's. The improvised feel of the film accommodates the many anarchic digressions and cutaway scenes, though largely the comedy is generated in improvised skits where the two assume characters Usually Cook as the intellectually and physically dominant, and Moore as an inferior. Derek and Clive - Street Music.
However, they became less like dialogues and more like vindictive attacks on the increasingly successful Moore by Cook, whose career had stalled somewhat in comparison. The Director of Public Prosecution rejected complaints from four police forces who wanted the comics prosecuted for obscenity. Derek and Clive - Members Only. There is extra material not featured on the album, and there is material on the album which is not shown here. Derek and Clive - In The Cubicles.
Considered by many at the time as highly offensive, the comic sketches primarily took the form of bizarre, sometime drunken streams of consciousness led by Cook, with interjections from Moore. The remaining unreleased out-takes are variations on actual releases. They were swept under the carpet as some sort of embarrassing misdemeanor by the otherwise respectable comic genius. It's a self defence mechanism to be constantly funny and to belittle anyone who dares to be serious about life. Considered highly offensive by many at the time, the sketches primarily took the form of bizarre, sometimes drunken streams of consciousness led by Cook, with interjections from Moore. Of course Cook was a genius, there is absolutely no doubt about that. Well, I'm assuming that anyone who wants to chase this film down has heard at least some of the Derek and Clive material, if not the Ad Nauseum album.
Derek and Clive - Sex Manual. A further two records were made. Cook is by far the funnier, more dedicated and original. Derek and Clive - How's Your Mother. Then spend the next couple of hours reciting the filth you have just watched.