A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Still craving for the love of his life, ex-Air Force pilot Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, Ted might be the only one who can save them.
1) It's been scientifically proven that this is the funniest movie of all time, so we don't need to have that conversation any more.
2) I thought jive was an actual language until I was maybe 13.
3) For some odd reason the visual gag of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being pulled away from the cockpit wearing his Lakers gear and goggles is one of my favorite jokes in the movie.
4) This movie is rated PG but has boobs in it, as well as tons of other stuff not really appropriate for children. Luckily, the 80s were a different time and I was allowed to watch this about a billion times.
5) I've seen this a billion times and still caught a joke I had never noticed before.
“I take it black, like my men.”
It's a shame I never got to see this hilarious film sooner because Airplane! has been influencing comedies over the past 35 years now, and many spoof films have borrowed heavily from it. However I still managed to find the jokes quite refreshing and there are many quotable lines here. Just thinking about the best quotes in the movie bring a smile back to my face. The trio of directors and writers, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, often referred to as the ZAZ team, deliver a witty and highly quotable film. They went on to direct seperate films as well and they each proved to be incredibly talented. Their greatest accomplishment…
This picture is pretty damn hilarious in my opinion.
(What really interests me, though, is the way that parody turns into non sequitur over time, as the source of the parody gets forgotten. Arguably, there are jokes that are even funnier today than they were in 1980, because now they seem completely random. Best example is the recurring bit in which a female passenger's thoughts about her husband are heard in voiceover, which I'm old enough to remember is spoofing a then-recent Yuban ad, but which probably plays better to younger viewers who'll have no idea why it's happening. This is a phenomenon I've experienced from the other side watching SCTV—some of my favorite sketches, like Crazy Hy's, are…
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This is literally the cheesiest film I’ve ever seen... I loved it.
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker's "Airplane!" is a near-iconic parody of disaster films of the 1970s. While iconic might not necessarily mean classic, this spoof is built on wall-to-wall gags that are memorable, usually funny, and have stood the test of time.
The film puts a premium on its comedy, and, as such, its story is of little consequence. It follows war-damaged fighter pilot, Ted Striker, as he is pressed into service in an attempt to land a jetliner after its pilots fall ill. The narrative is no more than a foundation for comic beats, but it is enough of a foundation to do its job.
Robert Hays, Julie Haggerty, and Leslie Nielsen lead the film which also…
I think I’ve watched “Airplane!,” too many times. However, the latter half with Lloyd Bridges sniffing glue, the non-sequitur guy, and Robert Stacks’ monologue are still funny.
Perfect in every way. Still hilarious after 36 years.
Possibly the greatest parody film of all time, Airplane! provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Every scene is filled to the brim with jokes, both subtle and unsubtle. Leslie Nielsen's deadpan performance contrasts brilliantly with the absurdity of everything around him. A template for parody films.
'Stop calling me Shirley!'
Modern comedies that are genuinely funny are few and far between, making it probably the most deprived genre in the industry right now. To see how to fix this problem, studio executives should look back on classic comedies to see how it's done.
'Airplane!' is the place to start.
I don't think I've ever seen a film where I grinned for the entire runtime. Airplane! is non-stop hilarity, and it's really impressive. Much of this is down to the screenplay, which is so cleverly written not only as a spoof of 70's airport disaster movies, but as an intelligent commentary on a multitude of ideas. While it can do this and simultaneously be hilarious from beginning…
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This film is hilarious. Comedy doesn't always age well, but I imagine "Airplane" is as funny today as it was in the 80s. The writing in this film is timeless, almost every joke still holds up; which likely says a lot about our airplanes/airports, which haven't changed in 36 years. The delivery and the structure of the jokes are clever enough to overcome the inherent silliness. And something that the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker directors get right, where current day parodies fail, is to have every actor playing the part earnestly. No winking at the camera. Everyone is committed to the role, which is part of the joke. This is a classic film that is almost a perfect comedy.
Hilarious spoof of all those ridiculous Airport disaster movies from the seventies, is a gag-a-minute fest that has the distinction of holding up very well throughout the running time - but most so during the first two thirds. The cast is quite brilliant as well. - Hays, Hagerty, Bridges, Nielsen, Graves, etc. Has to be among the top best spoofs of all time.
Wall to wall visual and verbal puns which never stop being fantastic no matter how many times I see/hear them. Completely ridiculous, obviously, and unmatched by any spoof since. It is hard to underestimate how much of my early sense of humour was influenced by this. The slapstick elements often come gloriously out of nowhere, and so many lines of dialogue lead to punchlines that it becomes apparent that you should expect a gag at pretty much every moment, every one groan-worthy but executed so well that laughs inevitably overule. Classic.
time to sniff some glue
Edgar Wright's 1000 Favorite Movies via MUBI.