Sept. 7, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST
It'll be fun. I'll post a list soon of the 40-50 films I'll put in the pool... You know, it might actually be fun to put them all in a box, twirl them around and blindly pick one a day, leaving the rest to be absorbed back into the regular AMAD list afterwards... I kinda like that idea...
Sept. 7, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST
F13 is a blatant rip-off of this movie. Only shit.
Sept. 7, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST
the one where dreyfusus tries to take over the world is the funniest one of the whole series. yes i've seen shot in the dark and many herald it as the best and it probably is technically and plot-wise but it's very proto, the brief cato scuffle for example is a pale imitation to the crazy house-wrecking routines of the 70s movies. strikes gives pound for pound the best laughs, though it's pretty close between return and revenge. Best Cato fight as well
Sept. 7, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST
if you haven't seen Pieces I definitely recommend that you add that to your October horror list. Just a thought.
Sept. 7, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST
in fact, you should do that with ALL the films in your collection. As commish, I'm going to look into getting that rule instituted. I do like the randomness of AMAD, but let me add my voice to the small chorus of folks who are urging you to watch PP before SITD. Step back from that ledge Quint!! Before it's too late!!
Sept. 7, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST
Glenn Erickson over at DVDTalk wrote an in-depth review of this movie a while ago. Wthat he deciphered and what I got when watching it is this: the bay is actually defending itself by somehow turning people into homicidal maniacs so it won't be developed into a resort... I think M. Night Shamalamadingdong might have seen this before "coming up" with the idea for THE HAPPENNING. Except he feels the need to hit you on the head with exposition and explanation instead of leaving it up to interpretation.
Sept. 7, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
Here's some fun fact. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "The film was not originally written to include Clouseau, but was an adaptation of a stage play by Harry Kurnitz adapted from the French play L'Idiote by Marcel Achard. As Blake Edwards and future The Exorcist creator William Peter Blatty began work on the script, they decided the story would be a good vehicle for the Clouseau character, and rewrote the script around the new premise. The film was released only a few months after the first Clouseau film, The Pink Panther." The American version of the play, adapted by Harry ran for 389 performances, The stars were Julie Harris, Walter Matthau and William Shatner.
Sept. 7, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST
I have so many "MUST WATCH" movies still to see I feel like I'll never be considered film literate.
Sept. 7, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST
I’m going to agree with aint_it_cruel and others; you should watch PP before SITD. In what I watch and especially read, I very much enjoy, and am a major proponent of, seeing creative voices develop. I think it brings insight to the creative process as a whole. Plus it’s cool to see little ideas or characters grow into something bigger and mature later. As for your connective tissue M.O., rules are made to be broken and I think you’re aptly justified here. But it’s your party and if you’re going to feel weird breaking connective tissue, then do what you feel is best.
Hey... I went to the same summer camp in Santa Cruz..weird
Sept. 8, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST
Quint, my man, this really is an outstanding series - way back when I was schoolboy in the late 50's in the UK I was tremendously infuenced by a teacher who lauded both Bergamsn's 7th Seal and Fisher's Dracula - and this IS the movies - the whole wide sea and everything in it. Thanks, Watervole!