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Subj: I really like that banner, Happy. As for my answer to the question -
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 at 05:30:06 am EDT (Viewed 77 times)
Reply Subj: This week's banner and question. What are some of your favorite comedies from the 80s and 90s?
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 at 04:08:51 pm EDT (Viewed 71 times)
I googled 90s comedies and discovered I had only even seen three of them. I generally dislike comedies. Too often they rely for their humor on people behaving stupidly, and unfortunately my reaction isn't laughter but anger. Stupidity pisses me off. Nevertheless, I saw these three and for some reason enjoyed them:
"There's Something About Mary"
"Men in Black"
A great deal of why these movies worked for me was my liking for Cameron Diaz, Whoopi Goldberg and Eddie Murphy. Plus the characters they played were not morons.
As for 80s comedies - my list is longer:
"The Breakfast Club"
"Coming to America"
"The Naked Gun"
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
One reason I saw so many is my then-wife's liking for comedies. But there are other factors. First of all, I like Leslie Nielson, Bill Murray, Michael Keaton, Mollie Ringwald, and Eddie Murphy. Secondly, for some reason, I'm OK with people behaving stupidly when the movie makes it obvious that no attempt at realism is being made, hence my enjoyment of Airplane, Police Academy, and The Naked Gun. Finally, in the case of Roger Rabbit, cartoons and live action were mingled. Who doesn't love that?
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