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Re: I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2020, 07:43:50 PM »
Spinal Tap and Holy Grail, both of which are rubb.

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It's about on a par with Superbad. Or maybe that's better.

Crikey. With a post like that I just want to say good luck we’re all counting on you.

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2020, 07:45:04 PM »
The thermostat must be broken. These takes are just too hot.

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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2020, 10:23:47 PM »
The talking heads are a parody of a pair of debaters from 60 Minutes -- Saturday Night Live also parodied them (which is where the 'Jane, you ignorant slut' catchphrase comes from.)
Zucker Abrahams and Zucker also did that bit (possibly with the same actor) was in "Kentucky Fried Movie".

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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2020, 10:36:58 PM »
The thermostat must be broken. These takes are just too hot.

I've just blown molten streams of mind from my ears.

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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2020, 11:45:34 AM »
Christ even I wouldn't go that far. I just don't find Airplane funny! That's all! I don't even know why, I quite like some of the other ZAZ stuff.

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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2020, 10:40:14 PM »
I don't know which films you mean so I can't really comment

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some of the other ZAZ stuff.

And also the films Shaolin Soccer, Unforgiven and The Legend of Bagger Vance

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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2020, 10:49:29 PM »
Top Secret! is miles funnier than Airplane.

I'm sorry, but this is quite simply the case.

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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2020, 11:10:03 PM »
Top Secret! is miles funnier than Airplane.

I'm sorry, but this is quite simply the case.
And has better songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSiAJRrF_G8).

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« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2020, 12:07:32 AM »
Yep, the two Aeroplane films are classics, but let's not forget the just-as-silly "The Big Bus" which preceded them by a couple of years.

The co-pilot who faints - while driving - at regular intervals and the onboard lounge pianist (the keyboardist from the Blues Brothers) who merrily sings "We're going to crash" as they're about to crash always crack me up.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074205/reference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bus

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« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2020, 12:43:03 AM »
Yep, the two Aeroplane films are classics, but let's not forget the just-as-silly "The Big Bus" which preceded them by a couple of years.

Watch it, he's got a broken milk carton!

Not as good as Airplane, can get dull in places, but enough nice bits to make it worth watching at least once.

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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2020, 01:54:49 AM »
It's been a while since I saw The Big Bus, but I remember it as being not all that funny.

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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2020, 08:38:34 PM »
Not as good as Airplane, can get dull in places, but enough nice bits to make it worth watching at least once.

It's been a while since I saw The Big Bus, but I remember it as being not all that funny.

Agreed.  It's...fine, but should never really be mentioned in the same company as Airplane and Top Secret.  Similar to how Silver Streak should never really be mentioned in the same company as the other Pryor/Wilder films.


And the Anal Intruder.

And the grenade moment.  And the big phone.  And boots on the table.  And boots on the ground.  And the moving train station.  And the shattering guard.  And backwards Peter Cushing.  SO many great visual gags in Top Secret.  And Omar Sharif is such a good sport in it as well.

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« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2020, 08:44:21 PM »
Top Secret! is miles funnier than Airplane.

I'm sorry, but this is quite simply the case.

Cant believe this even has to be stated. Pound for pound, Top Secret is the most gag-heavy, funniest film ever fillumed.

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« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2020, 08:50:19 AM »
And the Anal Intruder.

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« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2020, 08:09:02 PM »
I'm a big fan of Hot Shots Part Deux. Certainly has a great gag rate.

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« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2020, 10:02:17 PM »
I'm a big fan of Hot Shots Part Deux. Certainly has a great gag rate.
I also love that one - it's where I got my user text from. Much better than part 1.

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« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2020, 12:02:41 AM »
And has better songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSiAJRrF_G8).

I love that first song. Yeah, it's just half a dozen Beach Boys songs mashed together, hardly Neil Innes, but all done in the best possible taste with such a sense of fun, fun, fun.

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« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2020, 06:54:18 AM »
I also love that one - it's where I got my user text from.

That's the best delivered line of the whole film, so fucking good. I really need to rewatch the Hot Shots movies, they were the last Abraham movies I remember really enjoying.

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« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2020, 08:38:14 AM »
That's the best delivered line of the whole film, so fucking good. I really need to rewatch the Hot Shots movies, they were the last Abraham movies I remember really enjoying.

Famous Mortimer is bang on about the second being the better film

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« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2020, 03:37:49 PM »
If we're wandering on to "movies that are quite a bit like Airplane", I just watched Young Doctors In Love last night. Pretty good! A few badly aged gags, but the pace of them is impressive. And the cast! Michael McKean, Harry Dean Stanton, Sean Young, Saul Rubinek, Hector Elizondo, Michael Richards, Taylor Negron, a very young Demi Moore...

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« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2020, 04:07:01 PM »
Aw crap, Hot Shots is on the Sony Movies channel right now, followed up with Part Deux!

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« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2020, 04:27:31 PM »
Aw crap, Hot Shots is on the Sony Movies channel right now, followed up with Part Deux!

Both will be cut, Part Deux especially.  They'll be the TV edits of the original BBFC cut versions, so double cut.

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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2020, 05:35:43 PM »
Yeah, spotted a few already and I wasn't even looking for them.

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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2020, 05:44:30 PM »
If it's the same daytime TV edit that's been on ITV, 5 and BBC1, Part Deux will be missing something like 4 to 6 minutes (about 2 to 3 minutes of that being the BBFC cuts of the theatrical and home video versions). 

Best off getting the 12 rated DVD re-releases or blu rays - fully uncut.  Avoid the PG rated ones at all costs.

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