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The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan
The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
NR     2006     2hr 12min

Up close and personal with Spike ? voted "the funniest person of the millennium" in a BBC poll. The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan is an intimate and deeply personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan, told for the...  more »


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Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Studio: Standing Room Only
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

CLINT BRONSON | las vegas,NV. | 03/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Spike Milligan what can be said about the MADMAN? A comic genius!
To obvious. In a world of his own? Waiting for him to land on
any planet would be nice. Spike was part of THE GOON SHOW part
of three gifted actors/comedians who were so off the wall that
the phrase ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN complements them. To tell the
truth I am just now discovering the very rare/bizarre talent
of the late Milligan who's humor has greatly influenced such
talents as Monty Python and Kids In The Hall(also like to point
out that both Richard Lester's H.E.L.P. and the t.v. show THE
MONKEES stole a lot from MILL) He was the first to do t.v. show
sketches that if they were getting to weird(and they surely would)
he just stop them! Also was the first to pull the script out from
the back shirt to see where the act was going or if it should keep
going(something that every comedy act has stole since) Milligan
was not ahead of his time he was just not in our time. I myself
find his humor more to my liking and some of my Amazon friends as well.
His tombstone does read I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL...
The late great actor Peter Sellers said he was a living cartoon.
Some of his biggest fans are Emo Phillips-Frank Zappa & Terry Gilliam.
Give me punch but please SPIKE IT FIRST (sic)
Spike Milligan - the edge of lunacy
Richard L. Barlow | Ontario, Canada | 10/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are an afficionado of the Goon Show, and of the many books that Spike wrote, then this video is a "must see item". If you are unfamiliar with the works of Milligan, or do not appreciate his humour, then this DVD is not for you. The DVD is full of personal family involvement and is of interest to those who aspire to greater knowledge of an unusual, talented, brilliant, comical and somewhat unbalanced personality. Many of the world's greatest comics have been manic depressives (Tony Hancock committed suicide) and Milligan fell into the category of manic depressive.
I will watch the DVD many times. I consider Spike Milligan to be one of the greatest humorists of all time."
I haven't got a knob on my side!
Ironfoot | Garland, Texas United States | 02/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A poignant look at Spikes life through the eyes of those closest to him. Most Milligan fans are aware of his bouts of depression, but here we can see it's effect on his family and friends.
There are home movies which show a side of the man few of us have seen before, playing with his kids whom he adored.
The film makers almost break your heart by fading from a home movie of Spike in his living room at Christmas, to a shot of the same room, now empty since Spikes death.
I would have liked to see more clips from his TV shows, but you can't have everything can you?
The world is a sadder place without Spike in it, but Heaven must be a riot!"