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Chris Nashawaty

Caddyshack

The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story

Flatiron Books 2018

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The 1960s and 1970s saw the rise of a new type of humor, based on sarcasm, improvisation and drugs. From The National Lampoon to...

The 1960s and 1970s saw the rise of a new type of humor, based on sarcasm, improvisation and drugs. From The National Lampoon to Saturday Night Live, many new stars appeared, both as performers and writers. In his book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Cinderella Story (Flatiron Books, 2018), Entertainment Weekly film critic Chris Nashawaty tells the story of one of the best films to come out of that period. From its development by National Lampoon alumni to its cast of crazy comedians alongside of regular actors, the film has become one of the favorite examples of the time.