Comedy Cinema

NEW FEATURE: Comedy Cinema – This Week – The Mask

Welcome to a brand new feature and the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at The Mask


About the Film

Summary of Plot

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.iMDB

Year Of Release

1994

Running Time

1 Hour 41 Minutes

Director

Chuck Russell

Opening Weekend Box Office total

$23,117,068


Trailer


Starring

Jim Carrey – Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
Peter Riegert – Lt. Mitch Kellaway
Peter Greene – DOrian
Amy Yasbeck – Peggy Brandt
Richard Jeni – Charlie Schumaker
Orestes Matakana – Niko
Cameron Diaz – Tina Carlyle

Song From the OST


Trivia

  • The oversized teeth on the Mask character were originally to be used only during silent scenes. However, Jim Carrey learned to talk with them on to make his character that much more wacky.
  • Chuck Russell revealed that a lot of money was saved on special effects after Jim Carrey was cast. Carrey’s body movements were so flexible and cartoonish, they didn’t see the need to enhance them digitally.
  • The part when Jim Carrey is being chased by the gangsters and pulls the wet condom out of his pocket and says, “Sorry wrong pocket,” was improvised by Carrey.
  • The banana-yellow suit that Jim Carrey wears is based on a suit which his mother made for him for his first attempt at stand-up comedy.

Clips

Time To Get A New Clock


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