David Zucker of A Bullet Against Politically Correct

David Zucker, director of A blunt bullethas lashed out at Hollywood’s politically correct and the damage it creates to comedy.

David Zucker of A blunt bullet against political correctness: “They are destroying the comedy”

The debate on politically correct it is at the center of a heated as well as irreverent intervention from David Zucker. To the director – who, with his brother Jerry And Jim Abrahams he gave birth, in the eighties, to the trio Zucker / Abrahams / Zuckercreator of some of the funniest and most famous comedies and film parodies in the history of cinema, from The craziest plane in the world to A blunt bulletup to the series Scary Movie – an opinion was requested on the current state of health of comedy in US cinema and Zucker did not fail to point out how much the politically correct is making things much more complicated today than in the past.

What David Zucker said about politically correct

Zucker denounces a problem of excessive sensitivity and fear on the part of producerswhich ends up making life difficult for those who write comedies.

Pat Proft and I wrote one parody of James Bond e Mission: Impossible but we were warned by a producer for a joke that she thought was ‘a bit risky’. It was a very light line about the female lead, and not one of the funniest things we had written, however, apparently, for them it was still too much. If these are the benchmarks, I’m in trouble. They are destroying the comedy because of 9% of people not having the slightest sense of humor“.

For Zucker The craziest plane in the world today it could be done but “without jokes”

Movie poster The craziest plane in the world.

Zucker then cites the film that introduced the Zucker / Abrahams / Zucker trio: The craziest plane in the worlda 1980 film that hilariously made fun of the catastrophic trend dedicated to air disasters, so much in vogue in the 70s. For him, that film could be made today but… without jokes!

“When there are special screenings of de The craziest plane in the worldwe are asked if today it would be possible to make such a film and the first answer that comes to mind is ‘yes, it would be possible, but without jokes’. At that time we could be as offensive as we wanted, the important thing was to make people laugh. We didn’t think we were offensive and, even if someone was offended, it meant we were on the right track. This was in the 1980s. Then there were the nineties and the early 2000s and then everything began to change ”.

Will comedy return despite political correctness? Zucker is convinced so

Despite the difficult period the comedy is going through, Zucker says he is convinced that comedians will once again be able to work without fear, free as they once were. Who knows, maybe really the announced remake of A blunt bullet starring Liam Neeson it could be the film that brings comedy back into vogue.

“When we made movies like A blunt bullet or Scary Moviewe didn’t have to worry about things like that. The comedy is doing badly today, but I think it will return, as in a pendulum, you have to wait for the next physiological swing. I’d like to see comedy writers go back to work without fear because, in the end, we just want to make people laugh. “

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David Zucker of A Bullet Against Politically Correct