Well, I've finally found a definitive list of the funniest comedy films of all time. The beauty is the list is from a writer's perspective - specifically the Writer's Guild of America. It's a pretty tough ask, but I think they done a solid job of it.
Have a look:
Ashamedly, there's several films I haven't seen.
So, I have set myself the lofty mission of watching all them before the year's end - regardless if I've seen them or not.
Here's where I'm at to date:
Nation Lampoon's Animal House
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
As you can tell I'm a little ahead of schedule (thanks holidays) and I'm watching them in no particular order. At the end of watching the above, as with just about every film I watch, I devour the film's IMDB page until there's no stone unturned. Can't say I remember every detail, but it's gratifying to learn that Blazing Saddles was the first time a fart joke was used in a movie. Who would've thunk it.
Sadly, I have a confession.
For the past several years I've been watching movies and TV series on a .... iPad mini ... I can just hear the hisses and screams from all the DPs. So, this list, and the fact that Grace got an new AppleTV for Christmas from her work, means I/we are going to do the done thing and purchase a TV. I know what your about to say ... so you can spare the lecture.
What to expect ... besides me getting a TV.
Well, I'm going to do a review, breakdown or visual look-in on one film each week. I'm not exactly sure what I'll do, but I want it to be creatively fulfilling for both you and me. Variety and unorthodox are my guiding principals - expect the unexpected. I figure approaching one film a week gives me the choice between the two films I need to watch in order to succeed at my mission before the year-end. I'm aiming for a Monday evening posting ... I expect you to hold me to it.
PS. Any suggestions on a TV? Sony? Panasonic? Samsung? Thinking 4k and nothing bigger than 40".