July 29, 1988: John Cleese on the differences between American and British humor

Cleese discusses his film "A Fish Called Wanda" and whether American audiences will get its humor.
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Transcript for July 29, 1988: John Cleese on the differences between American and British humor
And John when you are writing A Fish Called Wanda did you find yourself saying. No that's too British Americans won't understand that him and pulling back a little I was. To make something that was absolutely accessible to the Americans festival. I would Jamie because his Jamie I mean that kind of collaborative a group having time off campus also. But Michael. American producers to sit thing to me all the way through that phrase is known understood changed would. That idea needs animated little different to the point for example where Jamie Lee Curtis comes to visit me in my lawyer's office. Marcus said the American ordinance will assume. That you may think your client is guilty. The British organs were was November were think he's confident. That we had to put in for its demise as a kind of stuff you have been very Catholic war. So the result is Americans actually I'm going on compliment you like Nagano. Americans actually perceive is known as the British film was kind of American or international film perhaps we shall. Do you like death. Some they really need your vision batting Unita and I think we we need your openness and your energy. You've positive minutes. Under French Fries.

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