Jan. 3, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST
is worth the price of the dvd
Jan. 3, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST
Movie sounds great. wild-eyed conspiracy theory-spewing Jack Lemmon works for me. Besides there was nothing sane or nice about him in Grumpy Old Men.
Jan. 3, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST
by Larry of Arabia
I've always felt that Neil Simon plays belong on stage, preferably in NY or Florida. His unique New York voice and style - a Catskills Woody Allen in a way - just don't come across well on screen because they need a more claustrophobic air. The Odd Couple is about two guys stuck in an apartment together. All his best plays deal with conflict and proximity California Suite, Barefoot in the Park, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. They simply are not cinematic, unless they are in the hands of a master, which they sadly rarely are.
Jan. 3, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST
my favorite line is Anne.. "Where ya going ta get the wader!"
Jan. 3, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST
The amad tommorow is one good example, although that movie for me is THE greatest romantic comedy (not called Annie Hall) ever made. Biloxi Blues also is a Gem. I have nothing against a stagey movie as long as it works. good examples(although not all of them stageplays) wait until dark. lifeboat. Even doctor strangelove. Anyway get your opinions ready for the goodbye girl. and see where I got my possibly misheard name from!
Jan. 4, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST
by Juror Number 8
...fuck off. i've been noticing a lot of people shitting on this column lately and I wonder to myself "wait, isn't this a site about discussing and discovering cool movies?" you don't like it, then don't read it. 'nuff said. keep up the good work quint!! some of us really do enjoy this column and appreciate the time you take in watching and writing about some of these old gems.
Jan. 4, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST
This movie was a favorite of my college roommate's grandfather. During a break between semesters, we paid him a visit. He cooked up some steaks for lunch and sat us down to watch the movie. I almost choked on my steak when I recognized Sly. Today's column brings back a happy memory of a nice man who has since passed. Thanks for the reminder, Quint!
Jan. 4, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST
I'm of an age that all my original memories of the guy are from the late 60s-70s period when he was always the guy who was on the verge of a nervous breakdown or suffering horrible calamity: the China Syndrome, Save the Tiger, this movie. Of course, as years went on I realized, and even came to appreciate, the man in great comedies like "Some Like it Hot". But those first impressions are hard to get over.
Jan. 4, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST
I mainly new him as the sweet old man in Grumpy Old Men, until I started looking back at his earlier films. Now as I see him as a depressing drunk.
Jan. 4, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST
The part of Mel was originally played by Peter Falk on Broadway and I guess the studio felt they needed a bigger star for the film. He could have been busy too, since he had just recently become famous as Columbo at the time. What a shame. Falk seems more "New York" than Lemmon, and I would have loved to see what he did with the character.
Jan. 4, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST
by Paul Bucciarelli
Professor Fate. "We can melt! We can blast! We can rise above! We are invincible! Push the button Max!"
Jan. 4, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
I love this movie, but it makes me sad to see them both and be reminded of how alive they once were and how decidedly un-alive they now are.
Jan. 5, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST
Is one of my favorites, Paul B,Professor Fate is one of his greatest characters,but he DOES also play his drunken doppelganger in that film too.
Jan. 5, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST
by Paul Bucciarelli
I defenitley should have mentioned him! "What makes you so great you Great Leslie you?"