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I'm amazed that there have been nearly 200 posts, and 0 mentions of Some Like it Hot.
Other noteworthies for me: Stalag 17
Now more than 400, and I don't recall if "Being There" has been mentioned.
Clearly, those who find the movie comedic are apologists for the Nazis & Hitler.
Wherever the line is, "Stalag 17" is past it.
I wouldn't classify Stalag 17 as a comedy. The central, crucial plot element certainly isn't comedic
I am a sorcerer!
I don't think you can do it with regard to a POW story unless you go the full Hogan's Heroes route (or imagine what Monty Python would have done),
I think his body of comedic work is unmatched in the talking picture era
I go back and forth on Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein the way I go back and forth on Holy Grail and Life of Brian, respectively; peak laughter versus more complete movie.
To me, the most impressive thing about Harold Ramis' comedy career is that he could construct something like "Groundhog Day," where the plot and structure are like an immovable steel skyscraper, and also "Caddyshack," which is slapped together out of pipe cleaners and string cheese.
I think with like Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, it's hard to watch it the second time around because you know when/what jokes are coming.
it's hard to watch it the second time around because you know when/what jokes are coming
I never thought of Ramis as an auteur type
Spaceballs, Men in Tights
People, I implore you. See some Sturges, some Lubitsch, and 3-4 of Hawks's best. Cukor and Mitchell Leisen also.
People, I implore you. See some Sturges, some Lubitsch, and 3-4 of Hawks's best. Cukor and Mitchell Leisen also. Yes, Capra, too.
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