Alice Macher wrote:
Captain LeBubbles wrote:Dear Happythreaders,
Please to be telling me your favorite movie kthx.
YAY Mel Brooks! My two favourite movies (tied in first place) are his: The Producers
(the original 1968 one, haven't seen the other) and Young Frankenstein
Second place goes to This Is Spinal Tap
Coming late to the party for fave movies, but I just had to say, "I approve of all of these choices."
I was in high school when Young Frankenstein came out. We were teasing a buddy, telling him his new CB handle had to be The Monster. He took it as an insult until he saw the movie and heard Madelein Kahn singing "Sweet Mystery of Life."
I'm a HUGE HUGE HUGE movie and TV fan. My list of top 10 is constantly changing because I love so many of them. If I limit my choices to just other movies that make me happy ( including Alice's choices and keeping in mind that these have to be in no particular order):
* Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (I'm surprised this one hasn't come up yet)
* Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (the version with Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr., and Michelle Monaghan)
* Cat Ballou
* Paint Your Wagon (mostly for Lee Marvin's scene stealing performance, although watching Clint Eastwood try to sing is a hoot)
(Hey, I'm a closet Browncoat. Leave me alone.)
* 2001: A Space Odyssey
* Ralph Bakshi's Wizards
* the original Star Wars (Han shot first!)
* Blazing Saddles
* Silent Movie
* History of the World: Part 1
* To Be or Not To Be (boy, have I got a Mel Brooks theme going here or what?
* Any of the Marx Brothers movies
* Cowboy Bebop
* the original The Pink Panther and The Pink Panther Strikes Again
* remake of Ocean's 11. And 12. And 13.
* Harold and Kumar movies
* Dazed and Confused (a Texas version of my mis-spent youth.
* Real Genius
* Wierd Science
* My Science Project
* Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia/2000
* The Princess Bride (I first read this when I was 12 or 13, about 15 years before the movie was made. I loved how closely the movie followed the book.
* The Quiet Man
(GREAT St. Paddy's day film)
* The Wizard of Oz
* Any version of Miracle on 34th Street
* Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo (same story told three different times with Howard Hawks as the director and John Wayne as one of the stars. Lots of memorable moments in these. Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan jamming on "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me" and "Cindy, Cindy"
. James Caan quoting Edgar Allan Poe
in El Dorado in his first big role. Jennifer O'Neill confusing the guard at Jack Elam's ranch, then those legs!)
* The War Wagon
* She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (boy, now I've got a John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara theme going here!
I better stop or I could chew up my whole day remembering movies and looking them up. And I haven't even started on foreign films that I've discovered over the years!
D'oh! Remembered some more that I had to list:
* The Cannonball Run I
* The Gumball Rally
* Smokey and the Bandit
* the original The Longest Yard
Aaand another one. How could I forget
* The Gods Must Be Crazy