I Love Lucy
August 6, 2011 by Post Team
I Love Lucy, Lucy loved and still does. In the 100 th anniversary of her birth today, Saturday, and 60 years since “I Love Lucy” was first broadcast, the legacy of Lucy remains strong – and her talent very fresh and watchable.
Consider the popular comedies that aired along with Ball and Desi Arnaz show during its period of 1.951 to 1.957 lives on CBS. “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” and “Father Knows Best”, among others, American sweet evoke nostalgia period much more than laughter.
However, “I Love Lucy” in all its black-and-white glory, remains an attraction for spectators around the world were certainly not close to her debut. In the last five years the series has gained a new audience – and introduced Lucy to the younger generations – again and again through the syndication of television and video sales.
An interviewer for China to explain why her mother and show the are so popular in China asked Lucie Arnaz, daughter of the ball. This is a “phenomenon”, Arnaz offers.
“I think of her as the mother most of the time. Then I can change … and try to see how the rest of the world does. It’s almost too big,” said Arnaz Friday.
Who could have predicted that the oldest and most international of all the talents of television would be a woman in her forties who, taking the role structured a housewife in the mid-century New York City, was extended until the matter the classic comedy?
Imagine this: Lucy Vitameatavegamine drinking to horrible, with a grimace and the smile of an aspiring pitchman is fighting for custody of her face before the patent medicine drunk begins to take control of it. Can you remember the scene, much less see it, and not get at least a small jolt of pleasure, even for the umpteenth time?
Or consider Lucy vs the industrial revolution, like a conveyor belt candy than processing skills and despair and insanity join the ranks.
“Okay, girls, now is your last chance. If a piece of candy is passed to you and in the unopened packing room, you’re fired,” the bark of the plant supervisor Lucy and partner in crime Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance).
That’s the setup. The delivery, the ball is more rewarding, is mostly without words.
As the film accelerates and chocolates by debris flow, Lucy and Ethel try to fill the data into the mouth. For her clothes. In their handbags.
Lucy, eyes and pursed lips, he is as guilty as a big kid in class time deception.
Another winner: the Italian grape stomping the scene, making a large barrel of fruit in an arena with Lucy, fraud against a diligent worker. Lucy returns to her duties in a pas de deux that is a dance to a battle of throwing grapes.
Dialogue? Forget about it. It is not necessary, taking into account the physical and robbery Lucy skilled cheerful, all the dignity and beauty be damned. (Buster Keaton is credited master for teaching time and how to move, and fall.)
Her big eyes, full lips look no meat started as comic. She was a model, a movie star in the 1930′s and then an actress with small roles in a handful of good films (“Stage Door”) and larger in many of the most memorable roles (“Dance, Girl, Dance “).
Then came television, which made Lucille Ball. In return, she and Arnaz, her husband, partner and co-star, made sitcom that is today.
First, they pushed the television industry-minded beyond her comfort zone, which shows that the public would accept a redhead with blue eyes, married to a leader of the band of Cuban origin, with a strong accent. (“Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do!”)
Ball and Desi Arnaz pioneered the three-chamber comedy “I Love Lucy,” which was filmed as a play. The use of multiple cameras, eliminating the need to interrupt the scenes to record from different angles and the actors are allowed to play a studio audience.
Although “The Office”, “30 Rock” and other comedies have popularized the format of a single camera, multiple cameras, “Two and a Half Men” has reigned as the top-rated comedy in recent years and most new comedies are taking the convention.
Creating a record of cinematic quality of the episodes – at a time when most programs broadcast live and without preservatives – paid a huge dividend, so “I Love Lucy” episodes resale as replacements and domestic production, Desilu, the first study on the benefits of syndication program.
Desilu became a powerful force in early television. Besides “I Love Lucy”, turned some of the comedy shows at the top of the 1950s and 1960s, including “December Bride,” “Our Miss Brooks” and “Make Room for Daddy.” Following Ball and Desi Arnaz divorced in 1960, sold his her stake in the company and 3 million. With a shrewd business sense, which was built in a TV production company and in 1967 major sold it to Gulf & Western Industries Inc. of 17 million.
Fanboys and girls please note: Due to the insistence of the ball, the studio produced the original “Star Trek” and landed on NBC.
Ball was known as a luminary modest, always share the credit, especially when “I Love Lucy” was praised. “Well, all credit must go to (the writers) Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll Jr.” Or, “Desi was a genius: he was responsible for the success of the series.” Or that she co-stars cited Arnaz, Vance and Bill Frawley.
But people knew better. Gale Gordon, who played her radio partner through three of its TV shows (“The Lucy Show” 1962-68, “Here’s Lucy”, 1968-1974, and short-lived “Life with Lucy, “1986) called a genius bit of -”. The only one I know really ”
Ball was 77 when he died in 1989 of a ruptured abdominal artery after heart surgery. Arnaz is gone, and so Vance, Frawley, Gordon Carroll and screenwriter. In April, Madelyn Pugh head writer friend Davis died at age 90.
However, its creation, with the ball at its center, is eternally vital and happy. George Burns called when she died, and his toll is still true.
“I and another 100 million to wonder,” said Burns. “But we have not lost Lucille Ball, because she is still with us on television and we see again and again.”
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