BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
These things are always a matter of taste. Not a bad list. That said, I'd have chosen a different Woody Allen movie(Perhaps Take The Money and Run or Bananas).And where was Blazing Saddles?
Not a bad list indeed, perhaps "Some Like It Hot" or "Being There" should have squeezed a couple further down the list but this is a worthy effort. Huge bonus, there is a movie here I haven't seen. "The In-laws"
Before I read the list I'm telling you: there better not be any Adam Sandler movies on it.Jeff
Well, it was better than I'd feared, but I'd lose TOOTSIE and definitely have a different Woody Allen - ANNIE HALL, probably.I'd replace TOOTSIE with IT'S A GIFT.Bravo for picking THE IN-LAWS.Jeff
Like Jeff, I'm a big fan of The In-Laws, the original, not the remake.
No Young Frankenstein?
1. Some Like It Hot2. Young Frankenstein3. Dr. Strangelove
Not a terrible list, but, surprise, not a good one! Okay, leave Animal Crackers in, but add A Night at the Opera (their best because of the superb timing and pacing) and Duck Soup (their best because of the sheer exuberance of the comedy) O.K. two bests, so sue me!
While this is not as bad as that College Humor list, it still misses. The Producers is good, but it's (at best) Mel Brooks' third best comedy. It's missing This is Spinal Tap, Arsenic and Old Lace, and probably an Eeeling comedy. And second the call for A Night at the Opera over Animal Crackers.
And apparently Harold Lloy, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin were never EVER funny. Neither was BRINGING BABY, PALM BEACH STORY or anything that Preston Sturges ever did.
I'm surprised they even acknowledged one b&w movie, and then picked one of the dullest Marx Brothers comedies. My list would include His Girl Friday, The Bank Dick, & The Ladykillers (the original, NOT the abomination with Tom Hanks).Art Scott
Forgot about the Ealing Studio comedies (even the bad ones are good!) Thanks,L.P.Also throw in The Importance of Being Earnest (1952 Asquith film) and The Thin Man (1934) because, per Roger Ebert, it's a drawing room comedy with dead bodies!
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