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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything!
An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.
I can't take this one seriously because it's the song I sing when I'm about to unleash my brown dogs of war upon the porcelain battle grounds.
Such a classic. You've not had a childhood if you didn't see this and be terrified of the childcatcher.
A favorite from childhood that still holds up after all of these years. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is a fun mixture of styles...with Ian Fleming as the author of the source material book, noted children's book author Roald Dahl as the co-writer of the screenplay, and James Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli providing the elements that turn Ken Hughes' film into a very Bond-like extravaganza.
007 is infused in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG...from the broad creative set design by Bond veteran Ken Adam, the "consulting" work by Bond editor/director Peter Hunt, screenplay polishes by Bond writer Richard Maibaum, as well as veteran James Bond actors Desmond Llewelyn and Gert Frobe, plus the sound department are all 007 veterans. If you…
I never realized that this was made by the same people who did the Bond movies. Goldfinger is the villain in this one too.
God this is tedious.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a musical film that centers around a crackpot inventor and his children. The inventor fixes up an old race car and the family goes on an adventure. I can't say much more than that without spoiling the plot. But I can say this movie is most definitely geared toward a younger demographic. The stuff that happens in the movie make no logical sense, so leave the ole brain-pan at the door. The pacing is pretty slow. The first half of the movie is essentially setup, which can sometimes be a good thing. In this case, it really isn't.
The acting was decent for the most part. Dick van Dyke is good as the…
At 2hrs 24min, you'd think this would outstay its welcome, but quite the contrary. It's a combination of the pure fairytale feeling of the story, the infinitely watchable cast, the exquisite photography and the unforgettable songs of the Shaw brothers that mean the hours fly by like the phantasmagorical car itself.
A fine four fendered family film.
Unfortunately, I found the titular song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to be insufferable. Even more unfortunate was that it gets sung multiple times, so my enjoyment of the wonderful dancing and visual flair was dampened as a result.
There are a million reasons to give this movie 4 stars, so don't naysay. Let this lyrical gem suffice:
"This is livin', this is style, this is elegance by the mile
Oh the posh posh traveling life, the traveling life for me
First cabin and captain's table regal company
Whenever I'm bored I travel abroad but ever so properly
Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H, posh
The hands that hold the scepters, every head that holds a crown
They'll always give their all for me they'll never let me down
I'm on my way to far away tah tah and toodle-oo
And fare thee well, and Bon Voyage arrivederci too
O the posh posh traveling life, the…
I think this is the first film I remember seeing. This note may change, however, as memories are stirred. It was pretty magical, seeing that flying car up on the drive in screen, framed by the starry night.
The movie is a subtle metaphor for the holocaust. Just think about it.
It took me two whole days to struggle through it.
First hour was good, everything else was weird. The kids annoyed me; I think the acting had something to do with it.
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