Sept. 7, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST
he has a splitting headache.
Sept. 7, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST
I was first and didn't say it. Fuck me.
Sept. 7, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST
I had to watch this flick. It was no Raw Force, but oh well...
Sept. 7, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST
I've been asking, and asking. Please, give me some Genevieve Bujold. I want to hear your comments about her acting.
Sept. 7, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST
I know you haven't seen that...I'd be curious to hear your thoughts...
Sept. 7, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST
by Boba Fat
and it's another one to stick on the list of things to check out from the seemingly bottomless pit of Italian horror. Thanks!
Sept. 7, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST
Given that AMAD is generally a list of films you haven't seen, I'll be interested to see how looking at the Pink Panther with modern eyes will affect your thoughts on the movie. <p> Have you seen the Steve Martin remake? If so, I'll also be interested to see you compare the films. If you haven't seen the remake, maybe you should revise your schedule and watch the remake after the original to make a full comparison before moving on with the sequels to the original.
Sept. 7, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST
looking forward to seeing that run. <p> Sellers and Blake together really created a genre/mood/atmosphere that I haven't seen replicated anywhere since.<p> But as vadakinX says, it'll be interesting to hear your thought approaching this as a fully formed adult critic, compared to the 12 year old boy that I was when I my first Pink Panther flick at a driver in for a birthday party, and relished getting a look at something a bit raunchier than PG. <p> Love this column, Quint, and I'm amazed at your staying power. You are single-handedly building a review archive for AICN and you are a main reason I keep coming here.
Sept. 7, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST
You pretty much rock. I've been following along, trying to watch as many AMAD flicks as I can. So far, I've watched "Harper", "Papillon", "Cool Hand Luke", "Torn Curtain", "Caligula", "The Elephant Man", "Klute", "The Cowboys", "DOA", "The Matchmaker", "Sleuth", "Kingdom of Heaven", "The Devil and Daniel Webster", and "Black Sabbath". Still trying to catch up on a ton of them, but I'm really really enjoying this column. I never would have known some of these movies even existed if it weren't for you. <p> Keep pluggin' away
Sept. 7, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST
Thanks for all the kind words all around. Terry, what'd you think of Matchmaker? That's one of my favorite discoveries of the column so far and I never in a million years would have guessed I would take to it so much.
Sept. 7, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST
I loved it. Based on that cover art, I never would have picked it up in a thousand years but it was really charming and genuinely funny. Anthony Perkins was great and I also was sort of flabbergasted at how similar it was to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", especially the direct address to the camera. I think my favorite scene was in the hat shop when the boys had to keep hiding under the table/closet etc.
Sept. 7, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST
at the end
Sept. 7, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST
Off topic, but I was just wondering if there was any update on the Star Wars competition. I know I didn't win, my low key, "master trying to save apprentice" approach probably wasn't what you were looking for, but I really want to read some of the other entries. Did any of them meet your expectations as to how you imagined the duel could have been? <p> Back on topic...working for AICN could keep you pretty busy, especially with interviews and set visits and reviews etc. How do you fit these movies into your schedule? Do you watch some a few days in advance of the column when you know you have a busy time ahead? Have you stayed up late into the night watching one of these, just to get it done? How hard is it to actually balance watching these movies and writing about them alongside your normal job?
Sept. 8, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
I've only read a couple so far. I'm flying to LA tomorrow and plane on spending my 3 hours on the plane knocking through as many of the 40 entries as I can. I'll probably post my favorite 10. I'd like to say it'll be up this week, but due to a hectic LA schedule if I don't get through the majority of them on the plane, then I won't be able to finish up until this coming weekend/early next week. I won't let this one slip through the cracks, don't you worry.<BR><BR>For the rest of your questions, all of the above. Most of the time I'm on my movie for the day the day I write it up. I'm two movies ahead right now, trying to give me some cushion for the LA trip, but I will be watching them as I travel, stay up late, etc. Thankfully, with Beaks and Merrick covering the day to day updates I can focus on these and my interviews/set visits, etc. The real challenge is going to be keeping this up during the week and a half of Fantastic Fest. We'll see how I fare.
Sept. 8, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST
How many of them have Jar Jar stepping in front of a rogue lightsaber? <p> Anyways, I'm looking forward to your look at The Pink Panther. I guess it falls into the category of "I can't believe you've never seen it." I think you're in for a treat with that one. I also think you should watch the remake, just for the sake of comparison.
Sept. 8, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST
or any of the non-Sellers panthers, even that steve martin shitbubble.
Sept. 8, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST
this article exists. Ive been avoiding it because a movie a day is a big commitment for a person, espesially seeing as i already watch several a day, but i finally gave in... i shall be a regular, i only hope i can keep up, nice work Quint.
Sept. 8, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST
And people who work at hair salons. Just look at them. Sick fucks.
Sept. 8, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST
I can't get wait until you get to the Ted Wass one!
Sept. 8, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
by Rando Calrisian
You may have touched on this before. <br> <br> Why are you watching A Shot In The Dark before The Pink Panther? Isn't ASITD the sequel?
Sept. 8, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST
Like Terry, I would have never picked it up on cover art alone, and I'm happy you reviewed it, Quint, b/c otherwise I would have probably missed this gem, with its self-awareness and direct addresses to the camera, as well as Tony Perkins' rather unlikely turn as a romantic lead. I can definitely see in Cornelius hints of the seed for his Norman Bates. But, I must disagree with Terry-- although I liked the hat store scene a lot, for some reason I dug the restaurant scene just a little more. <br> Oh, and lest I forget, keep up the good work, Quint. AMAD is helping me fill in some of my cinematic gaps, and helping me discover flicks I might not usually gravitate to. <br> Thanks.
Sept. 8, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
was on AMC today. I caught the last 15 minutes while at the gym. nice.
Sept. 8, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST
It isn't very good, tho it's a lot better than the later Sellers pictures. I'd consider watching PINK PANTHER first, because then you'll get a better idea of how what started off as a romantic comedy-thriller obviously modelled on the Cary Grant-Sophia Loren type movies got kidnapped wholesale by Sellers in a supporting role to the extent that the series ensued with Clouseau as the centre. A SHOT IN THE DARK is the standout (and if you don't develop an Elke Sommer infatuation after watching that movie there's something seriously askew with your hormones), tho RETURN has some good scenes too. STRIKES BACK has some passable slapstick, but it's all too silly by now, and the last ones are woeful. And to echo what others have said in this talkback, keep this up. AMAD is the main draw to the site for me at the moment - I can get movie news anywhere, but this thread is something interesting and different.
Sept. 8, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST
Sweet Jesus. I have been as big a fan of this "feature" since it started. I love Quint's "stick-to-itiveness" but this is getting silly! These movies are forgotten and stuck on a double feature $5.00 DVD for a reason. They are a waste of everyones time! Look at the first 50 or so movies on Quints list and then check out the last 20 or so. Paul Newman, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra...and now we get bad head cut in half effects. Shit or get off the pot!
Sept. 8, 2008, 10 p.m. CST
Everyones talking about anything else EXCEPT the stinky ass movie. "Tragic Ceremony?" You have got be kidding me? Go spend some time with your family!