- Title: Dick Van Dyke among Hollywood comedy legends at premiere
- Date: 18th May 2017
- Summary: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 17, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** WIDE PAN OF RED CARPET AND ATTENDEES BEING INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA DICK VAN DYKE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ON RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) DICK VAN DYKE SAYING: "Well I'm one of the fortunate few who gets to do what I love to do. Who was it that said, 'Most people live in a life of quiet desperation.' I got to do something I love to do so why should I complain?" MEL BROOKS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND MEDIA ON RED CARPET MEL BROOKS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND WIDE OF DICK VAN DYKE TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) DICK VAN DYKE ON WHAT KEEPS HIM GOING SAYING: "Oh, I always say drugs but it's a combination of good genes and moving, keep moving. Primitive tribes sing and dance every day, it's part of their lives and I do too. I sing and dance, we dance and I went in the other morning and she (his wife) was doing the dishes with tap shoes on, she was tap-dancing and doing the dishes. That's my kind of girl." PREMIERE SIGNAGE AND WIDE OF ATTENDEES BEING INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) DICK VAN DYKE ON WHAT HE'S SEEN OF THE MARY POPPINS SEQUEL SAYING: "Well, all I've seen is what I did and I had a ball. I did a dance number on a desk as the old man that was called Trip The Light Fantastic, I just had fun and it looks good" DICK VAN DYKE ON RED CARPET TALKING TO TOM BERGERON (SOUNDBITE) (English) DICK VAN DYKE ON DANCING FOR REAL IN MARY POPPINS SEQUEL NOT CGI SAYING: "Oh, I did it myself and you know the great thing today about movies, you used to have to do take after take after take from this angle and that angle but they use four cameras so you do it once and that's it. When you're my age, that's a big plus." NORMAN LEAR ON RED CARPET POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) NORMAN LEAR SAYING: "if you look at these people and their long careers, you'd watch them having fun being alive always. If there's a secret and people always ask, 'What's your secret?,' if there's a secret then it is living in the moment and enjoying it." NORMAN LEAR BEING INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) NORMAL LEAR ON THE CLOSE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN SOME OF THE ICONS SAYING: "There was a time when we had a group of five couples and we used to go away together, to places that had homes with five bedrooms, and for years these same five couples." HENRY WINKLER ARRIVING ON THE RED CARPET GEORGE SHAPIRO BEING INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRODUCER AND AGENT GEORGE SHAPIRO SAYING: "I just saw so much of this incredible vitality around me with these people. I work with Carl Reiner and I see Mel Brooks, he goes over there every day, Mel is about to be 91, he's touring the country with an opening act for "Blazing Saddles" or "Young Frankenstein," he does an hour of stand-up and Dick Van Dyke is still singing and dancing, he's amazing." PAUL REISER AND RICHARD LEWIS TALKING ON THE RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL REISER ON MEL BROOKS AND CARL REINER BEING HIS FRIENDS AND LUMINARIES SAYING: "Absolutely my luminaries, anytime I'm with either of them, deep inside I'm pinching myself going, 'I can't believe I get to meet these guys and hang out with them and to hug them.' They've become friends but there's never a moment that I'm not aware of how huge they are and how much I'm indebted to them." PAUL REISER POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL REISER ON HIS HEROES BEING CELEBRATED ON FILM WHILE THEY'RE ALIVE SAYING: 'And it's not because of some terrible thing they've done or crime that they've committed. It's a documentary about people who bring joy and who are inspiring. These are two guys, Carl and Mel, who are just geniuses and who have been making brilliant comedy for 60 or 70 years so you can't beat that." DIRECTOR DANNY GOLD ON THE RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR DANNY GOLD SAYING: "It's think it definitely left me... my take away was to be present, be interested in life and enjoy the moment." LARRY DAVID STORMING THE RED CARPET AND TRYING TO GET PAUL REISER AND RICHARD LEWIS INSIDE
- Embargoed: 1st June 2017 06:19
- Keywords: Norman Lear George Shapiro Henry WInkler Paul Reiser Danny Gold Mel Brooks Mary Poppins Eat Breakfast HBO Larry David premiere If I'm Not In The Obituary Richard Lewis Beverly Hills Dick Van Dyke Los Angeles
- Location: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- City: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0026HD6Z4D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Some of the most iconic names in comedy turned out for the Beverly Hills premiere of new HBO documentary "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" on Wednesday night (May 17).
Among those that walked the red carpet were Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Paul Reiser, Larry David and legendary producer and agent, George Shapiro, who is also Reiner's nephew.
"If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast" celebrates the art of enjoying life after turning 90 and features interviews with Brooks, Van Dyke and others as well the likes of Betty White, Jerry Seinfeld, Stan Lee and Kirk Douglas.
The documentary premieres on HBO on June 5 at 8 pm.
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