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#104092 - 07/12/05 10:19 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
dmn23 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 649
Loc: Nashville, TN
No particular order:

Raising Arizona
Dr. Strangelove
A Fish Called Wanda
This Is Spinal Tap
Blood Simple/Rushmore/Being There (tie)
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#104093 - 07/12/05 10:26 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 35
Loc: Califonia. Land of the Govern...
UHF is awesome. I own that one.

Conan the Librarian and Drinking from the fire hose are classic scenes. Spatchula City!

Very funny movie.

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#104094 - 07/12/05 11:19 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7405
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
In reply to:

Blood Simple/Rushmore/Being There (tie)




Whoa, Mike. "Blood Simple" is more creepy than funny! No worries, though. It's all taste. I know a lot of people who didn't get "Rushmore"--too offbeat for popular tastes. I haven't seen "Being There," but I like Peter Sellers. Just recently got the Pink Panther boxed set and am going through those.

I like this thread, everybody has different opinions of funny!



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#104095 - 07/12/05 11:35 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 04/01/03
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Loc: Los Angeles
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So do you prefer uncut or edited versions, spiff?



LOL! You're too much Peter. To answer your question...it's ALL good.


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#104096 - 07/12/05 11:39 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
dmn23 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 649
Loc: Nashville, TN
As you said, it's a matter of taste. For all of the tense moments in Blood Simple, I find myself giggling through most of it. The Coens always enjoy poking fun at human foibles and weaknesses, and Blood Simple is a wonderful example of that tendency.

If you truly appreciate Sellars then you'll love Being There. But don't expect Clouseau, or even Strangelove. This is satire on a much more subtle level, and in my opinion it's the finest performance of his career. Lots of folks didn't (and still don't) seem to appreciate it, but it's one of those films I enjoy watching year after year.

And you're right -- this is a fun thread. I've been in lurking mode for a month or two now, and this brought me back into the fold.
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#104097 - 07/12/05 11:47 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 102
Loc: San Carlos, IL
No particular order:

King Pin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
History of the World Part 1
Three Amigos
Vacation

And my Darkhorse favorite

Spies Like Us - growing up while the Cold War was still happenin. This was a funny once over on those Russian Commie Bastards Contained lots of immature comedy for an impressionable preteen. Hasn't aged well tho.
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#104098 - 07/12/05 12:39 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
Just to sprinkle a little estrogen on this list:

Intolerable Cruelty
Legally Blonde (I often channel Elle Woods)
Saving Grace (brit flick)
Princess Bride
and Some Like it Hot

Mr Deeds is a current slapstick fave - possibly because the soundtrack is so good. I think that was most of the appeal of the Wedding Singer too, another perfect hung-over-Sunday-afternoon movie . . .
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#104099 - 07/12/05 02:18 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1668
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
OMG how did I forget

Army of Darkness (and the other Evil Dead movies)

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#104100 - 07/12/05 02:33 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Surprised no one's mentioned any old Woody Allen ones. My favorites are the older ones.

Sleeper (who can forget the Orgasmatron)
Take the Money and Run

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#104101 - 07/12/05 03:35 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
Daaamn, I missed a lot: Airplane, Princess Bride, Raising Arizona...
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