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A Futile and Stupid Gesture

David Wain, 2018

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture
Josh Karp, 2006

A Futile and Stupid Gesture is a movie directed by David Wain in 2018 and based on the book A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever by Josh Karp, first published in 2006. The movie features Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Seth Green, Thomas Lennon, Jon Daly, Elvy Yost, and others.

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Movie Poster: A Futile and Stupid Gesture (David Wain, 2018)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the 2006 book by Josh Karp.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Read by: Chris Lutkin

Storyline

The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner.

Movie vs Book

Poster of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the 2018 movie by David Wain

Year

2018

Minutes

101

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Country: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 1h41m

Cover of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the 2006 book by Josh Karp

Year

2006

Pages

402

Book Rate

7.56

S: Goodreads

Book

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Subtitle: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

Country: USA

First published in: 2006

Length: 402 pages

Genre: Biography

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