Monday, August 18, 2003

funny films

Reader's Digest The 104 Funniest Films Ever (via J Walk)
boynton is glad to see some of her faves up there - thin man, holiday, hulot, strangelove, producers... but would like to put in a bid for The Palm Beach Story
(and not just because of Joel Mcrea - Boynton's object of desire in Our Little Girl)
This summary was found at another cinematic cluster 100 great films
See also an excerpt from TPBS at the official Preston Sturges site

Comments: funny films

No A Private Function?
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at August 18, 2003 02:54 PM

No... 106 and 'rising'
Posted by boynton at August 18, 2003 03:03 PM

No Ladykillers. No sign of The Wrong Box. So the list has a couple more to go. Shame it's also only geared to features, else Laurel and Hardy's classic shorts The Music Box and Big Business would have to be there too, as would Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Is there any rationale for such an odd number as 104?
Posted by James Russell at August 18, 2003 06:52 PM

Can see no rationale. Suspect it's funny.
I nominated The PBS as a nominal gesture, really, there are so many others off the list - including shorts. Perhaps the magic number can accomodate fractions - and the list will swell to, say, 135.73?
Posted by boynton at August 18, 2003 07:03 PM

No What's Up Doc?
Posted by Nora at August 18, 2003 10:47 PM

Nor Doc in the house/clover/sea Nora.
No (James Robertson) Justice

and no Zelig.
Posted by boynton at August 18, 2003 10:59 PM

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