Film, Theatre & Music Musings.
ok here goes.....I have chosen funny sequences.......MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING (the scene at the seafood cafe...where the diners all join in with Rupert Everet singing say a little prayer...with the waiters with their lobster claw gloves waving in the air.....joyousMY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (no I am not a wedding freak) when the greek woman is explaining about her bobsey (biopsy) being her dead twinALL ABOUT EVE....margo brandishing a celery stalk at Eve and AddisonSISTER ACT (the first choir practice)AMELIE (the bizarre scene where Audrey counts the number of people having sex)INDEPENDENCE DAY (Will smith saying "welcome to earth" then punching the alien)HELEN HUNT'S one liners in AS GOOD AS IT GETSThe final sex dance by Abigail in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINEMost of LOOKING FOR ERIChow's that???
I diagnose a nuns and weddings fetish! Seek help immediately Mr. Gray! Have you seen Pedro’s DARK HABITS? SISTER ACT prototype, that one.I’d agree on ALL ABOUT EVE but disliked AMELIE and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE intensely. I still haven't seen LOOKING FOR ERIC, but must.Anyway here are mine. Starting with 2 Fields films (just to annoy you)NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAKTHE BANK DICKI’M NO ANGEL - West at her best.BRINGING UP BABY - Gets funnier and crazier every time.KISS ME, STUPID - Condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency - always a good sign. Sublime double entendre abound. Showing Kim Novak around his house, Ray Walston gives her the good news: “It’s not very big. But it’s clean!”THE LADYKILLERS - Favourite Ealing.THE GREEN MAN - Favourite Alistair Sim. (“I’ll have the chopped toad.”)PILLOW TALK - With Day and Hudson, and Ritter and Randall, pretty much irresistible. Favourite scene: the cat’s reaction to Doris’s redecoration of Rock’s apartment. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Especially Steve Martin as “Orin Scrivello - DDS.”THE NAKED GUN - “Nice beaver!”THE PRINCESS BRIDE - “Mawidge is wot bwings us togevver today...”WOMEN ON THE VERGE … The chase to the airport sequence. Julieta Serrano commands: “A Estocolmo!”STRICTLY BALLROOM MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY - Woody and Diane play detective. “Save a little craziness for menopause!”O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? - Epic comic-strip Americana. I also have a very soft spot for the unloved THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, especially the first Robbins/Newman encounter.Of course there are lots more, but these are the ones that came to mind.
ps....next challengeBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS'! TOP TEN
So many scenes come to mind, but...:TOP SECRET! (the ballet sequence)MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (May West teaches a class)IT'S A GIFT (W.C. tries to get some sleep)UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (Sir Alfred tries to carry out his revenge fantasy)MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (Eddie Bracken picks up Betty Hutton after her wild night)SOME LIKE IT HOT (the bunk party on the train)ONE TWO THREE (Soviet comissars gone wild in the Potemkin Hotel)MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (the night sequence in the hotel / elevator blackout)AIRPLANE! (half the freaking movie :)BRINGING UP BABY (the dinner sequence, with Grant constantly turning his head sideways)TWENTIETH CENTURY (Carole Lombard's angry fits)THE KING OF COMEDY (Sandra Bernhardt goes slutty with Jerry Lewis)...and many, many others :-)
Great list, Michal. I watched IT'S A GIFT just the other day - sublime, especially the sequence you cite. And as for the brilliant MY LITTLE CHICKADEE scene: I think we all deserved at least one class with a substitute teacher like Ms. West. "What is this propaganda"!!
LOL, I agree. Not to mention W.C. bedding with a goat (or was it a cow?) in that same movie!