Thursday, April 07, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

10 of the Best Highbrow Comedies on Film 

9 comments:

Dan_Luft said...

Miracle at Morgan's Creek, Life of Brian, Charsde, Nothing Sacred, Heathers, After Hours ..,

Bill Crider said...

They're starting to weasel a little with the headlines. This one doesn't say the 10 Best, just 10 of the best, so any additions are welcome.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

U've seen the first 8 and liked them more or less -Annie Hall and Duck Soup more, Royal Tennenbaums less. I have seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern on stage. To me, this is not a comedy.

Don Coffin said...

I've seen Rosencrantz 7 Guildenstern are Dead at least 4 times on stage (once the night after I saw a performance of Hamlet--which is how it really should be seen), and I have seen (and have) the film version (directed by Stoppard) (I am, obviously, a fan.). I think it's a comedy (for some value of "comedy"). For example, when R&G riff on Hamlet's saying he can tell a hawk from a handsaw--that's a very funny scene. But it's sure not a light comedy. Stoppard directs more for comedic elements than the stage versions I've seen.

Don Coffin said...

Incidentally, the first movie I thought of (before I got distracted by writing about R&G) was Gambit (Maclaine & Caine).

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I had an English professor for 2-3 theater courses and she was a big fan of ROSENCRANTZ. She made it sound so appealing that one year when we were in London we got tickets.

I must say, my wife hated it.

Dan said...

I loved the play R&G=D but the film fizzled for me. and ROYAL TENENBAUMS was so dull I actually became aware of my fingernails growing as I watched it. How about THE TALL GUY, with Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson & Rowan Atkinson?

Randy Clark said...

I love Duck Soup and I admire it's wit and perception of how politics work but somehow the idea of calling the Marx Brothers highbrow does not sit well with me.

Dan said...

Good point, Randy!