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Movies: ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’
National Lampoon editor Tony Hendra in front, John Belushi behind him, Chevy Chase in rear on right.

Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the National Lampoon, “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead,” is fairly heavy on the brilliance and not so hot on the drunk-stoned-dead continuum. The magazine, started by Harvard graduates Doug Kenney, Henry Beard and Robert Hoffman, all alums of the Harvard Lampoon magazine, first published in 1970. 

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