Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dean may be the more grounded one

Hey pallies, likes we gets to visit 'nother great flick blog tagged "THE DYING MOVIE RACE" where twin sisters Bianca 'n Virginia holds forth.  This silver screen blog awesomely accents  "movies that the general public refuses to touch whether it be because they are black-and-white, silent, foreign, etc."  And, likes  each and every Thursday they hold themed days likes the followin' post "MOVIE TROPE THURSDAY: STRAIGHT MAN."

Likes as part of a larger post, our Dino is accented 'bout his comedic partnership with Mr. Jerry Lewis and we have included the pertinent patter from the blog 'bout this topic.  We gotta 'fess up that we are simply simply swankly smitten by these wise words scribed by one of the twins, "Another non-straight man often mistaken for one is Dean Martin in the Martin and Lewis pairings."  Followin' that terrific topic sentence we read a powerful paragraph of remarkable reasons why our Dino ain't a straight man to Jerry and we thinks it is coolly chocked full of Dino-truth!

As much as we are likes in awesome accord with the Dino-notions expressed, we are even more incredibly impressed and intrigued by the Dino and Lewis image that they have used to grace this post.  It's a staged shot of our most wonderful Dino and his most wonderful partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis winkin' for the camera.  Likes, we have never ever seen this particular pix before, and we gotta 'fess up that it is fast becomin' one of our most fabulous favs of the delightful duo, perhaps only rivalin' the potent pix of our Dino kissin' Jerry durin' a night club gig that we share very often here...indeed in our very last Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes.

We are deeply deeply indebted to twin sisters Bianca 'n Virginia for givin' us thought provokin' insights on our Dino as straight man---or powerfully ponder, as well as powerfully potent pix of our Dino to solemnly savor!  To checks  this out, and read their post in it's entirety, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Baynum

Dean and Jerry

Another non-straight man often mistaken for one is Dean Martin in the Martin and Lewis pairings. The Martin and Lewis movies started to fail when Dean was treated as a straight man despite the fact that he is not one. Sure, Dean is the smart one compared to the two (like Hardy) but he delivers punch-lines and jokes the same way Jerry does, he just does it differently. Dean may be the more grounded one and he is not nearly as goofy as Jerry but he has his own humor intact. Martin and Lewis work well when Dean and Jerry play off each other equally rather than just Martin playing off Lewis. The change is when it was clear that the studio did not understand the humor crafted by the Martin and Lewis team. Dean had the looks and the singing voice, so he had to be the straight man despite the fact that he never was intended to be one.


Danny G. said...

Smart ladies, pallie! I'm totally on board with that point of view. NEVER try to pigeon-hole our numero uno pal, Dino. Can play the straight man when need be but had his own style of comedy for sure!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, thanks once 'gain for patterin' wisely wonderful words of Dino-affection that to our way of thinkin' are once 'gain right on the ol' Dino-mark! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only Dino!

Always On Watch said...

Danny G,
Spot on!

Our Dino was incredibly more versatile than Jerry. Jerry would be the first to agree with me on that.