He was talked into accepting the role after being convinced by the filmmakers that his dry, deadpan
delivery was exactly what was needed to make the spoof work.
Despite Mel's parents' extreme misgivings, Howard steps in as a last-minute pallbearer; disaster, of course ensues, to which Mel's father deadpans
of the deceased, ``She couldn't make up her mind about being buried or scattered.
In any case, deadpan
japery isn't the cause of disaffection but the result.
Jack is now dead rich and - with wife Jane and children Hattie, five, and Phoebe, three - dead happy, too
, comic genius, they're all words or phrases used to describe Rich Hall, who is playing live at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield on Sunday, March 16.
humour, straight ahead jabs to the reader, and intimate little double--takes, "A Professor's Unforgettables" reads as smooth as corn silk.
It's a role that suits Steve Carell's deadpan
, sad-sack persona to a tee, and the gay twist offers a few moments of comic genius, especially with Arkin.
The absurdly extended parenthetical subtitle of an otherwise deadpan
sculpture by Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, an irregular stack of thirty-nine dark wool blankets exhibited recently at Team Gallery along with a selection of other works from the past year, hints at a distinctly provocative, possibly nihilistic worldview.
delivery and inconsistent differentiation take some getting used to, but once the book develops its momentum, nothing will keep the reader from wanting to finish it.
Still, along with the pleasures of its special effects and the satirical deadpan
performances by its cast (all sporting "shades" of Men in Black), Matrix explores--albeit in a wistful and shallow fashion--just what it means to be a nation of watchers, plugged into our monitors and video games.
As the act began to evolve and musician friends from New Orleans helped give the upbeat act -- featuring Smith's trademark deadpan
expressions and Prima's manic stage presence, a musical flavor all its own -- the Smith-Prima act became a "must see" in Las Vegas.
Factotum,'' adapted and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer (``Kitchen Stories'') remains faithful to the source material, a plus if you appreciate Bukowski's deadpan
, down-and-out writing.
Matt Brooks, the boss of Clearway, mops up after 100 such deaths a year -which has no doubt contributed to his fantastically deadpan
sense of humour.
Melancholic and darkly funny, these images--along with others of scenic vistas clogged with visitors, and chainsaw sculptures of local historical figures--form a deadpan
commentary on the often-indistinct border between nature and civilization.
stillness contrasted with Madsen's sinuous length as they lifted their faces to the stage lights like sunbathers.