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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

Now I think that maybe I was expecting a little more humor today. (I have two main filters through which I try to understand the world: Monty Python and/or Woody Allen.)


~DokterKenny March 16, 2009 at 12:55 AM  

hahahaha! "YOu can't expect to wield executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!" OMG classic as for you filters I might add one more, Mel Brooks. These are all fine filters for the world because the alternatives such as Stanley Kubrick or Ed Wood could be frightening. :-)

Mari March 16, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

oh god, I needed that, thanks! Watery tart... I love that movie! It kills me

Gabby March 16, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Don't forget Duck Soup, by the Marx Brothers and it's amazing anti-war satire.

Here are my wake up calls, cinematically speaking (;leaving out Coppola:

Kubrik: Paths of Glory

Raoul Walsh: What Price Glory?

Renoir: Grand Illusion

Wyler: Best Years of Our Lives

Ichikawa: Burmese Harp

Peterson: Das boot

Beresford: Breaker Morant

Cimino: Deer Hunter

DePalma: Casualties of War

Weir: Gallipoli

and Herzog: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes.

But of all of them:

Trumbo: Johnny Got His Gun

Char March 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

I so agree about early Mel Brooks...he later fell into just stupidity. "destiny, destiny, no escaping that for me."

Anonymous March 16, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

Just watched this again recently. So much material from this one little flick :-)

Eva March 16, 2009 at 6:59 PM  

Oh, I love Monty Python. Most excellent choice!

The Archduchess March 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

Ahhh... Both Monty Python and Woody Allen make life worth laughing at. They are wonderful.