From that point on, I devoured every film I could lay my hands on, as well as his early comedy material.I've found things to like in the many remakes he's tackled, where others, er, weren't so keen.The two have been traveling for the last year, entertaining cities all over the country with the closest thing to pure standup Martin has gotten into in decades. Like many Hollywood stars, Steve Martin took to social media this week to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 60.When Steve Martin started out in comedy, he found the standard structure of performers reciting monologues based on their life or persona frustrating, and he approached his dissatisfaction philosophically. Martin counted on the audience knowing entertainment conventions; the joke was how those conventions were being subverted.appeared on telly one afternoon, which I could barely watch through the tears of laughter in my eyes."All I ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work" Let's start with one of Martin's least-liked films. Instead, he went his own way with the character, and the resultant film is a thoroughly decent comedy in its own right.
The singer, who married Fisher in 1983 after six years of dating, stayed in touch with Fisher after their divorce and, at one point, even resumed their relationship. There are some films you may like that aren't on the list, because they didn't do an awful lot for me.But rather than chat about those, I'd rather talk about this little lot...I don't think anyone is ever writing so that you can throw it away. Later, you decide whether it'll ever see the light of day.But at the moment of its writing, it's always meant to be something.