Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda

DVD - 2018
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Never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda Radner to tell her own story; through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Her spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers.
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9786317515277
6317515271
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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mr_chocolate
Jun 24, 2019

A CNN film production that I had not seen before (probably because I don't have CNN as a channel option anymore). This documentary is done well with home videos, Gilda's own words, and clips from the original SNL show of 1975 - 1980, with commentary from friends, family members, and other past and current SNL admirers.
A good insight into the mind of a comedic visionary and just a fun person to be with. A person that "loved to laugh" and was liked by men and women.
Special Features on this DVD has more than 40 minutes of extended commentary by various friends and SNL cast members, such as Martin Short, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Paul Shaffer,Laraine Newman, Cecily Strong, Michael Radner (brother).
She died at the age of 43 on May 20, 1989, from Ovarian Cancer.

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MT60
May 13, 2019

I never saw the early SNL because I worked full-time supporting myself while going to college full-time. Didn't have a TV anyway. Still a touching documentary put together from interviews, recordings, old family movies and photos, and readings from Gilda's diary.

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Courier2003
May 11, 2019

Very good about a hard working innovative comedian. I remember her and the original SNL cast back in the 70's. The men even had hair back then! They were funny and interesting. Todays SNL is hardly worth watching. Gene Wilder died 2016, age 83 from Alzheimers.

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garycornell
Apr 29, 2019

Gilda thanks for leaving your diaries for your entire life for all of to share. Thanks for all the joy you brought me. With your documentary I hear your voice and you shared an inspirational message with me that I will never forget. The message is more important than the laughs, though both are to be treasured!

JCLHeatherM Mar 31, 2019

Gilda Radner was the first cast member hired for Saturday Night Live when it premiered in 1975, and she quickly endured herself to her costars and fans with her quick wit, uproariously funny characters (ex. Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna) and approachable attitude. Always ready with a joke (it was a coping mechanism for her), Radner's life proved to be anything but funny, as she battled loneliness, an identity crisis, and eventually cancer. Featuring Radner's old journals and letters, along with home movies, viewers are treated to a glance at the real Gilda Radner who brought joy to those who knew her and those who saw her on screen.

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maipenrai
Mar 18, 2019

I watched Saturday Night Live from the beginning in 1975. I, like most fans, fell in love with Gilda Radner. 43 years later I still find myself saying "never mind" ala Emily Litella or "it's always something" from Rosanne Roseannadanna. I, Gilda, and several of the cast members were approximately the same age, so we grew up together and experienced similar world events. I eventually grew away from the show, but saw Gilda's films and was sad to learn of her cancer diagnosis. In her journal she stated what most comedians have said, namely that comedy comes out of pain. The documentary was a nice trip down memory lane. I will always miss Gilda. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Ssharp_1
Feb 23, 2019

Excellent

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winston16
Jan 16, 2019

Poignant documentary about the lovable Gilda Radner. Hard to believe she's been gone so long because she seems to be still part of the popular culture which is a testament to her lasting appeal.

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