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I just watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure again and laughed almost the entire time. In spite of 1989 lingo, the movie's quotes alone are timeless. Lynn
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On Feb 24, 2017, ed rhodes wrote:
"Ghostbusters," of course. The first one, I haven't seen the remake to judge.

The remake was disappointing at best.
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On Feb 24, 2017, ed rhodes wrote:
"Ghostbusters," of course. The first one, I haven't seen the remake to judge.

The remake was disappointing at best.


That's too bad. I hope to see it at some point. My complaint wasn't that the new cast was women so much as they just dropped off the original story as if it weren't there. I understand their point, I just think there could have been ways around the "people don't believe in ghosts" without an entire reboot.
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On Jan 31, 2017, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
It's not surprising that English-speaking audiences prefer English-language film. Usually, though, "best of" lists contain at least a token number of non-English works. There are none here. Is it because comedy is hard to translate?

What non-English comedies do you like? (I'm drawing a blank at the moment.)


La Cage aux Folles


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077288/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Apparently, the entire movie compressed to ten minutes!



While I think the English remake "The Birdcage" surpassed the original by toning down some of the wilder slapstick and if you let Robin Williams and Nathan Lane lose on a set, you're bound to have a laugh riot, the original made me laugh out loud several times. I watched both the dubbed and the subtitled version and for once I preferred the subtitled. (I am the rarity in the house that I usually prefer the dubbed when we watch anime.)
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Duck Soup =)
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Where's Poppa? (1970)

Harold and Maude (1971)

Born Yesterday (1950)
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"His Girl Friday" and the other versions of "The Front Page".
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"Love at First Bite"

"What About Bob?"

Scenes with James Cagney from "Mister Roberts"

"Hollywood Shuffle" (about a black guy struggling with stereotypes as he pursues an acting career - really good movie)

"Watermelon Man" - Godfrey Cambridge - a successful, bigoted white insurance exec wakes up one morning to find he has turned black. Erin Moran (Joanie from Happy Days) plays his young daughter.
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Duck Soup =)


Duck Soup is a great film and the Marx Brothers are at their sheer looniest. But I'm going to go with "A Night At The Opera," just as funny, and the humor was more focused by the story and by the Marx Brothers actually working to help someone. This balance would wobble in later films, but in this one, they got it perfect.

"Love At First Bite" is an excellent farce. If you can, try to see it on a cable movie channel as opposed to getting the film on DVD. Why? When they transferred the film to video, they DIDN'T get the rights to "I Love The Nightlife" for the dancing number. There's some original number there called "Fly By Night." It just really hurts the pacing of the scene.
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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