Aug. 8, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
It happens so abruptly and bizarrely that my first instinct was that they didn't know how to end it so they just decided to kill everyone. Maybe that is it, but the way it's handled is great.
Aug. 8, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST
I liked Billie Whitelaw in this but I just can't watch her without thinking of Mrs. Baylock.
Aug. 8, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST
Gawd I love this movie..
Aug. 8, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST
only one? and which twins are the rich ones and which the poor, the sutherlands or the wilders? important details damit!
Aug. 8, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST
The doctor gets the twins mixed up, so he gives one of each to each family - so you have a rich Wilder and Sutherland, and a poor Wilder and Sutherland - it's hilarious.
Aug. 8, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST
My college roommate and I still quote this movie from watching it 30+ years ago... Wilder's reaction when he meets the Man in the Iron Mask is worth the price of admission.
Aug. 8, 2008, 4 a.m. CST
Where metaphors are mixed and stretched to the breaking point... "Escargot knew what time it was, his tinkering was well-timed... and the time was... 1789!"
Aug. 8, 2008, 4:23 a.m. CST
yeah, which were supposed to be rich? obviously wilder and sutherland are not brothers. so both wilders should be poor or both should be rich.
Aug. 8, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST
We don't know which family the Wilders or the Sutherlands orignally came from. They were mixed up as babies at the beginning of the movie. Then the movie cuts to them as grown men. One mixed up pair is poor. One mixed up pair is rich. But there's no way of knowing which twins were supposed to be which.
Aug. 8, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST
Aug. 8, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST
reading this column?
Aug. 8, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST
Don't always comment, but its the only column on this site I read daily. And yes, I realize this is the only colun that IS daily, but I think you know what I meant. Good job Quint, just added this one to the list!
Aug. 8, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST
...I thought this starred Ken Berry and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Aug. 8, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST
by Crimson Dynamo
is all the hidden gems Quint keeps unearthing, like this one
Aug. 8, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST
by Paul Bucciarelli
Then don't read it douchebag.
Aug. 8, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST
Don't start the revolution without me?
Aug. 8, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST
Not one I was familiar with. Thanks Quint. Wilder and Sutherland together - how did I ever miss this one? I guess maybe because I was 3 when it hit theatres. And perhaps it didn't run often on TV (at least not before my bedtime). Plus, by the time I began to become a fan of Gene Wilder, and wanting to see more, home video was still a good 4 or 5 years away (at least in my home). That's the beauty of this column - discovering popular films for the first time.
Aug. 8, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST
I'd have his babies.
Aug. 8, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
A MOVIE A DAY is a cult column. It is not meant for the great unwashed masses. For all those unhappy with it, DO NOT CLICK ON IT. Wow, how easy is that. It is not like you are being duped or tricked into go to the article. Use your brain for a change, it will amaze you. I love this cult column and read it often. OH, CLAUDE!
Aug. 8, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST
<br>The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould playing Philip Marlowe, directed by Robert Altman. Terrific 70's update of Chandler with one of the best abrupt endings ever.</br> <br>Days of Heaven with Richard Gere, directed by Terence Malick. Although I'm not the biggest fan of Malick, this film was incredible. I can understand why some people call it the most beautiful film ever. And it's amazing how much story Malick can tell with so few words. If you haven't watch it already, you owe it to yourself to do so.</br>
Aug. 8, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST
by Johnny Ahab
This is the first time I've responded to AMAD - and yes, this is a terrifically funny (but not side-splitting) film. It's wryly funny, and yes, the tortured wordplay and metaphors are hilarious. This is one of my wife and her brother's favorite films, and we have to watch it every so often. And the stuffed dead Falcon, who's name is Thor, is genius!
Aug. 8, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST
by Johnny Ahab
THE SILENT PARTNER, with Elliott Gould & Christopher Plummer. Great taut little thriller and Gould, like Wilder, was one of those 70s off-kilter leading men - if you've never seen this cat-and-mouse thriller, it's worth covering.
Aug. 9, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST
Is from Bonnie and Clyde. "Wait till I get my hands on those kids Velma. I'm going to tear them apart!" Okay, granted it wasn't his loudest scream. But God damned it was funny.
Aug. 9, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST
First saw it about a week ago - Elliott Gould plays a very complex character - very devious and unlikeable at times. The scene between Plummer and the girl at the health club was icky and disturbing. Really under-appreciated and tragically forgotten - i can see why the screenwriter - Curtis Hanson - got his chance to direct soon after - he deserved it.
Aug. 12, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
APPARENTLY, YOU are. Douchebag.