Friday, April 01, 2011

The 30 Day Film Challenge - Day 3: Funniest film

I thought this would be hard, but it's not. Many comedies make me laugh a lot, but none makes me laugh as much as Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot.

But it isn't just the volume of laughs that counts. Yes, there are many jokes here. Many great ones. But they're so great, that I laugh just as much every time I see them. For instance, the dialogue at 6:56 in this clip never fails to slay me.

Whenever I see  Some Like It Hot, it feels like it's the first time. That is the mark of a truly great comedy - and indeed, any truly great movie.

Other titles considered: Bringing Up Baby, Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles, Airplane!

1 comment:

Scott Copeland said...

When I was an editor for Wright State's nemspaper, I put on my bulletin board the 100 best lines from Airplane! I've seen that movie more than any other and will vote for it.