Writer and Cantonese–English translator. Hong Kong cinema and other niche interests.
Not as funny as Live in Concert from three years before (even if that ends on an unfortunate 'Ching Chong Chinaman' note) but perhaps the most accomplished stand-up concert film ever, shot by Haskell Wexler no less. The camera is audience surrogate—it lingers, it glides, hanging onto Pryor's every word, every anecdote, the highs and the lows. But we also see more than what we should be seeing, the comedian's face, at times, so close as though he's only an arm's length away. Every subtle movement, every change in his face and expression an intimate glimpse into a master raconteur's mind at work.