Just really great movies

If you liked Seabiscuit 1, you’ll love Seabiscuit 2 - The Rebiscuiting.

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You’re just being mean.

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Anyone watch this?

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Not yet
Love his stuff though

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Watched it yesterday.

It was worth the time,

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A little late to the party, but we watched JoJo Rabbit over the weekend, and WOW! Easily one of the better movies I have seen in a long time.

Will make you feel all the feels.

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I heard an interview on NPR recently with Mel Brooks (who is 96 and still working), and it reminded me of two old films of his that I recall watching as a young kid on Sunday afternoon television in the late 60’s. I just rewatched “The Producers” for the first time in decades and tomorrow will watch “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum”.

If you like Mel Brooks and you’ve never seen any of his really old stuff, I recommend both.

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Springtime for Hitler may be the funniest segment of any film ever. Laugh so hard I cry.

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“The Producers” is one of my favorite films. I first saw it at the dollar movies at Orson Spencer Hall at the U. I am certain I’ve never laughed harder than when I saw the overture for the first time.

Not to pick, though, but “A Funny Thing ….” Is not a Mel Brooks film.

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Watched Blazing Saddles yesterday.

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I did not realize that. Live and learn. I guess I just sort of thought from the general tone of “A Funny Thing…” and the cast, particularly Zero Mostel, that it was a Brooks’ Film.

“Everybody ought to have a maid…”

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I always love Young Frankenstein the most.
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My entire family (adults) watched “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Hilarious, especially for people who have traveled a lot. Reminded me that John Candy was a really fine comedic actor. (And that Steve Martin is too. The car rental scene still cracks me up–because I’ve been there.)

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Igor doing his best Groucho Marks impression, “Soytanly, you take the blond, I’ll take the one in the toybin”.

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Leo Bloom: Let’s assume, just for the moment, that you are a dishonest man.

Max Bialystock: Assume away.

Leo Bloom: It’s very easy. You raise more money than you need.

Max Bialystock: What do you mean?

Leo Bloom: Well, you did it yourself, only you did it on a very small scale.

Max Bialystock: What did I do?

Leo Bloom: You raised $2,000 more than you needed to produce your last play.

Max Bialystock: So? What did it get me? I’m wearing a CARDBOARD BELT!

Leo Bloom: Well, that’s where you made your mistake: you didn’t go all the way. You see, if you were a truly bold criminal, you could’ve raised a million.

Max Bialystock: But the play cost me only $60,000 to produce!

Leo Bloom: And how long did it run?

Max Bialystock: One night.

Leo Bloom: You see? You see what I’m trying to tell you? You could’ve raised a million dollars, put on your $60,000 flop, and kept the rest.

Max Bialystock: But what if the play was a hit?

Leo Bloom: Well, then you’d go to jail. See, once the play’s a hit, you have to pay off all the backers, and with so many backers, there could never be enough profits to go around. Get it?

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Some interesting background to Casablanca. I didn’t know that almost the entire cast were refugees from Nazism.

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