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#104122 - 07/13/05 12:35 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Chaplin was a genius, and Keaton was right there with him. Keaton is amazing when you watch all the physical things he did (Chaplin too, for that matter). And no special affects, other than perhaps speeding up the film, now and then.
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#104123 - 07/13/05 12:46 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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And the COOL part - Jack got to seem them all, first run in the theater ! ...
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#104124 - 07/13/05 12:54 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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I shoulda known.



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#104125 - 07/13/05 12:57 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Heh heh ... Like noone saw THAT coming ...
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#104126 - 07/13/05 01:15 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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My $0.01 after taxes. All suggested and a little dated ...

Blazing Saddles
Monthy Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Animal House
A Fish Called Wanda
Stripes

On the B-Movie List -
Thumb Wars (beware the dark side of the cuticle)

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#104127 - 07/13/05 01:29 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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In reply to:

And no special affects, other than perhaps speeding up the film, now and then.




Or playing the film backwards. Very sneaky.
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#104128 - 07/13/05 07:05 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Another thing that Keaton did, was transition successfully into "talkies"

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#104129 - 07/13/05 08:42 AM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Stripes thats a good one. this thread made me realize it would have to be top 50 for me a cant narrow it down to 5.
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#104130 - 07/13/05 12:16 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Thankfully he had the voice for it--nice deep baritone. Reminds me of "Singin' in the Rain" when the industry was transitioning and many stars of the silents couldn't make it in talking movies because of bad voices.

Safety Last
I'm gonna have to add this one. Saw this film a few years ago and was suitably amazed. On par with Keaton for the dangerous physical stunts. If I remember correctly, Lloyd was missing a few fingers on one hand from an explosion mishap (stunt gone wrong) and wore gloves to hide it.
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#104131 - 07/13/05 12:40 PM Re: Your Top 5 Comedy Movies of All Time
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Thanks for the blurb on Harold Lloyd; I believe he did lose some fingers in a stunt!!

I had forgotten about his movies til reminded

I had also not seen all of Safety Last, but will certainly look for it on DVD to see what I had missed!!!

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