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Fishing with John 

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Sport | TV Mini-Series (1991)
Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.
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Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.

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Tom Waits was so displeased with his experience filming his episode he didn't speak to 'John Lurie' for two years afterwords. See more »

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Narrator: [as Tom Waits puts a fish in his pants to "feel better"] Oh, my God.
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Often Whimsical, Sometimes Funny
27 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Fishing with John" is a different kind of fishing show, one where the fishing is not the main point of the series. Rather, what we get is a whimsical spoof of early Saturday morning fishing shows, sending up their tendency to over dramatize fishing.

This show is not for all tastes. It has a very high whimsy factor, and much of the humor derives from subtle irony, such as the use of hyperbolic narration and bombastic music for calm, non-exciting scenes. The show is also duologue heavy, and has an obviously low budget, which translates at times into shoddy camera work.

Nevertheless, I like this series because it captures, in its own way, one of the best parts of fishing: the tranquility and calm. With its silences and its appreciation of the simple interactions between the fishermen, it does more than any prize fish to remind us of what makes fishing great.


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