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PostSubject: Good Slapstick Movies   Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:12 pm

I was wondering...

When I was little, I saw some Laurel and Hardy and Charly Chaplin movies, which were nice to watch back then, though if I look back, they weren't...well...very funny...I guess...

On the other hand I have to admit that Charles Chaplin was a great, and very funny, person, who just used the medium that was available at the time...if he'd lived today, I think that he would've practiced a whole different branch of comedy...

On to my question now: Does anyone know any GOOD slapstick movies? What I'm looking for is a deeper layer of sorts, something more than: "clumsy guy falls down some stairs...four times in a row"...

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:11 pm

dunno much about slapstick, but "THE GREAT DICTATOR" is Charles Chaplin's masterpiece!

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:32 am

Gotta check out Buster Keaton then Smile

haven't really seen any full movies of him yet, just clips Smile
so can't really suggest anything.. just give it a try Wink


or perhaps Edward Scissorhands



or Benny & Joon
dunno.. better to watch the whole movie prolly, but if u want a preview of the funny slapsticky stuff innit ( it might spoil it a bit though Wink )


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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:50 am

Yeah Buster Keaton is great yess

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:51 am

edited couple of times Razz

last update with a less spoiling Benny & Joon preview Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:53 pm

cool hehe

that night when i posted this i got bored of internet and watched a slapstick movie Smile

Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush


happens to be just that movie where the breadroll dance came from it seems

the whole Sam character of Johnny Depp is based on slapstick-figures also
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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:54 pm

You should check the Marx-brothers & The three Stooges although imho Buster Keaton is the king, I saw one of his movies ( can't remember wich one ) when I was still in school in the filmmuseum in Antwerp, it was accompanied by a live pianist & violinist wich gave it that extra oldskool-dimension, it was awesome !!
But nowadays there is little real slapstick comedy, nowadays its all Rowan Atkinson, Mel Brooks & Farrely Brothers type of things, wich to me ain't the same, it doesn't have the "magic" of the oldskool vaudeville-type of acts....
Benny & Joon is the only "modern-time" slapstick, I can think of ...
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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:32 pm

you got a point there with Rowan Atkinson hehe (Mr.Bean Smile )


modern slapstick for me :
-Police Academy / Naked Gun / Hot Shots
-Jackass and likewise things

though i think edward scissorhands kinda is a slapstick-character as well

*edit*
Fawlty Towers also has a slapstick-edge to it
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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:09 pm

just read an article about Harold Lloyd


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one of his most known movies: Safety Last!
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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Thu May 07, 2009 2:24 pm

Ok, this one is not my cup of tea, I'm not a big fan of most Slapstick stuff so my opinion wont tell you much, but I guess if you like this type of movies, this one is a must see

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PostSubject: Re: Good Slapstick Movies   Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:51 pm

No, Charlie Chaplin , Lorel and Hardy are the all time best comedy characters. Mr Bean also a legend.
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