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Our comedy 25: speaking 'the language of funny'? | Xan Brooks

19 October 2010 1:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wot, no Happiness?! And where's Preston Sturges? Have your say on our critics' list of the 25 greatest comedy films of all time

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Preston Sturges's Sullivan's Travels spun the tale a successful comedy director who wants to make big, serious pictures about the issues that matter. With this in mind, he sets out to "know trouble" first-hand, venturing off on a Depression-era odyssey that takes him from hobo to criminal. Alongside his fellow convicts, our hero is finally ushered into a prison screening of the Playful Pluto cartoon and belatedly understands why comedy matters, and why there are few professions more worthwhile than making people laugh.

This is an argument that was picked up by Woody Allen in Hannah and Her Sisters (in which our hero is saved from an existential crisis after visiting a Marx brothers movie) and again by Peter Bradshaw in his »

- Xan Brooks

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Buster Keaton, Night Of The Living Dead, Young Frankenstein: Packard Campus Oct. 2010 Schedule

8 October 2010 2:11 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Alida Valli, Angela Lansbury, The Man Who Laughs: Packard Campus Oct. 2010 Packard Campus schedule and film synopses (via press release): Friday, October 1 (7:30 p.m.) BBC Sunday Night Play: Colombe (BBC-tv, 1960) Library of Congress Discovers Lost British TV Treasures Based on the original Broadway production of the play "Mademoiselle Colombe" by Jean Anouilh. Directed by Naomi Capon. With Sean Connery & Dorothy Tutin.  Black & White, 102 min.   Saturday, October 2 (7:30 p.m.) Sons Of The Desert (Hal Roach-MGM, 1933) When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way. Comedy.  Directed by William A. Seiter. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Charley Chase.  Black & White, 68 min.   Also on the program: Maids ala Mode (Hal Roach, 1933) starring Zasu Pitts [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Laurel And Hardy Film Festival And Pie Fight At Redford Theatre, Detroit

25 August 2010 9:52 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »


If you're anywhere near the Redford Theatre in Detroit this weekend, August 27-28, don't miss the big Laurel and Hardy film festival. Showing on the big screen: Sons of the Desert, Liberty, Second 100 Years, Two Tars and Soup to Nuts. On Friday night, the Dancing Cuckoos "tent" of the Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, The Sons of the Desert, will be staging a pie fight in the parking lot! Bring plenty of paper towels...Click here for details (Click here for info on joining The Sons of the Desert) »

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AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes

5 March 2010 9:46 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." --Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." --Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

"You don't understand! »

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