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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'm building a time machine so i can go back to 1968 and fuck dick van dyke
i want dick van dyke to sing me to sleep and tell me everything's going to be alright
Mops the floor with Doctor Dolittle, thanks to the living doll sequence, an awesome scene with a blimp hooking a toiletless outhouse on a rope and flying it around potential-hundreds of feet in the air while we watch the crazed buffoon inside whimsically dancing as though he won't die if he falls out the swinging door, and a musical duet where a baron tries to kill his wife while she nervously shrugs off the attempts (which include ax-wielding armor, a trap door, bladed wooden edges falling from the ceiling, and strangling her with her own hair braids). And any moment where Van Dyke dances, you at least see some skill at work. Yet, it's also a considerable disappointment that the…
Such a classic. You've not had a childhood if you didn't see this and be terrified of the childcatcher.
Movie #1 in Scavenger Hunt #17: August 2016.
Task #18: A film with only repeated words in the title!
The Sherman Brothers really had a great gift for writing good melodies and playing with words, and their work in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is no exception.
The movie itself is a fun watch.
I thought the movie was a little too long and it had bits that just were too silly for my taste (the part with the spies and the ship). But overall I enjoyed it.
The performances from the main cast are perfect and bubbly and the scene with the whisltes in the candy factory and the scene with the "living dolls" are really funny and good and worth the watch.
I wanted this movie to be over toot sweet
The structures is so obscure and it is way to long.
35mm - Pictureville, Bradford
when Truly comes in at the beginning and judges all his inventions and parenting skills honestly same
This was my first ever viewing, in a cinema, with an audience, on a 35mm print and I was just completely won over.
I've never been a big one for musicals but seeing this on the big-screen mustered the emotion of the only musical I swear by - Carol Reed's Oliver!
Yes, its silly and pompous and all but its crammed full of British oddity, strangeness, and just so much love. It conjours memories I never formed; of going to the pictures with your family and losing yourself in the latest roadshow presentation in town. Surrounded by a surrogate family of a loyal festival crowd and the neighbours you've made friends with sitting next to over several days allowed me,…
It was alright. I remember liking it as a kid.
I have not seen this film since I was a pre-teen, but it remains the kid's film that has left me the strongest memories. Boy, oh boy, how I dreamed of that flying car (until I became a 70s teenager and preferred a Magic Carpet Ride). Dick Van Dyke and Lionel Jeffries and lots of catchy tunes. It was full of so much adventure and that Hollywood-style vision of continental Europe.
After watching Willie Wonka (the original of course) a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling nostalgic so pulled this one off the shelf. I watched this so many times as a kid, so it surprised me how much I didn't remember! It wasn't until the last 30 minutes or so until I really remembered the movie. The Child Catcher is still just as scary today as he was back then. The songs though, besides the title song, have not aged as well as the songs from Wonka or other musicals from that era. Blu looked great, but all the extras were the same as the DVD. Great archival interview with Dick Van Dyke, answering questions while sitting in a golf cart.
What a ridiculously wacky movie, even by musical standards. I can't believe the main female character was called Truly Scrumptious!!!
Crappy childhood update
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!