Radically Different Films – Part 8

Posted: February 8, 2016 in -

J. Giambrone

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Read the entire series.

This is obviously part of an extensive series about exceptional films that you should have seen already. This time I take on some comedies.

As with all the mentioned movies these titles accomplished some surprising twists in their narratives. The draw of these films is in their stories, their DNA, their souls.

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

This epic movie takes a single anomaly and blows it up to indict an entire society. The lure of easy money drives a collection of otherwise sensible people to lose their minds in a race to grab the cash. I love this movie because of the many wacky personalities along the way and the feeling that simply anything can happen at any moment.

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Young Frankenstein

The Frankenstein story is lampooned in such an over-the-top fashion that it compels you keep watching. The silliness is so overt…

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