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« #5295 : February 01, 2009, 11:43:31 AM »

Funny, certainly, but funniest?  Are you watching this dubbed or subbed? I agree about the score.

Strange you agree about the score. :o If you have the dvd the one Mancini composed for the opening titles (and discarded) is undoubtedly much better than the one which finally made it, though the usual sycophants interviewed in the special features have only praise for it. 
About "funniest" I hope you're not referring to  Trouble with Harry>:( Anyway Frenzy (dubbed (I saw it in a cinema and on tv) or subbed) is the one which made me laugh the more. And also induced me to make a comparison with Ford's embarassing jokes. Of course its merits do not end with the funny side.


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« #5296 : February 01, 2009, 01:39:40 PM »

Yes, Trouble With Harry is not funny at all. The fact that it's a dud as a comedy is all the more baffling given how great Hitch usually is at dark humor; and yet, when he centered a whole film around the concept, he failed miserably.



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« #5297 : February 01, 2009, 02:04:05 PM »

The 39 Steps, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and NxNW are all funnier than Frenzy, imho.

Right, TTWH isn't funny, it's a single joke endlessly repeated. Decidedly NOT the formula for successful comedy.



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« #5298 : February 01, 2009, 02:11:35 PM »

North By Northwest is the only one of those I'd give really high marks for humor. Although I did like Donat's impromptu political speech in The 39 Steps.



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« #5299 : February 01, 2009, 02:21:05 PM »

His chat with Madeleine Carroll on the bed is pretty amusing too.

The scripts John Michael Hayes did for AH (excepting TTWH) have a lot of couples' humor that I enjoy.



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« #5300 : February 01, 2009, 02:32:06 PM »

Oh, then there's Rope: that's probably the funniest one.



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« #5301 : February 01, 2009, 02:34:09 PM »

Strangers on a Train had some great black comedy too.



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« #5302 : February 01, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »

Yes, Robert Walker is very droll. And Pat Hitchcock had a lot of funny lines as well.



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« #5303 : February 01, 2009, 03:12:31 PM »

It's odd that we don't actually have a Hitchcock thread on this board, and only a scant few on his individual films, given how often he's discussed. Maybe someone should get around to creating one... :(



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« #5304 : February 01, 2009, 06:33:02 PM »

No, I don't think any of the movies quoted can even remotely hold a candle to Frenzy as to humor. Rope I saw at a theatre in the '80's when 5 of H.'s movies were re-released and can't even remember a single line or scene I found funny. I have the dvd, though, and I'll give it a try.


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« #5305 : February 01, 2009, 06:43:16 PM »

I'm certain that a lot of the humor evaporates in the dubbing. If you don't actually hear Robert Walker intoning his words of dialog you miss all the nuance.



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« #5306 : February 01, 2009, 06:44:32 PM »

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a very strange experience.

My first love was an American Ballet Theater dancer and we had a very sizziling realtionship for roughly a year and a half with a bad ending. :'(  So I was actually having to deal with watching the film on two very different levels juggling with this torrent of memories while awkwardly sitting next to mrs. cigar joe.  ::)

I'll give it a 8/10 entertaining to me for very personal reasons.

 


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« #5307 : February 02, 2009, 03:21:14 AM »

Quantum of Solace (2008) - 6/10
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« #5308 : February 02, 2009, 12:23:52 PM »

The Rules of the Game (1939) - 7/10


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« #5309 : February 02, 2009, 01:58:06 PM »

The Rules of the Game (1939) - 7/10
I find nothing in this film of any interest whatsoever.



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