Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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.
I wanted this movie to be over toot sweet
The insane length of this film is worth it for the first section. Everything after the intermission is a bit of a shambles but still endearing as ever, I cackled at all of the crash zooms and flying green screen shots. Dick Van Dyke is great as per.
I'll never forget the lollipop-wielding child catcher as long as I live.
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.
One of my childhood favourites, and Roald Dahl helped to write the screenplay! How excellent. Dick Van Dyke is perfect in these magic-fuelled musicals, and even though the film is a little long with the format of the film often getting confused in my head, the songs and performances are all brilliant.
This movie is great. Why people don't like it still confuses me. The songs are wonderful, the story, ok the characters do get a LITTLE too whimsical once in a while. But holy shit I am still scared of that childcatcher today.
Just when it starts to get dull, wham, you get The Old Bamboo, or P.O.S.H, or that scary motherfucker the Child Catcher, and you end up loving it despite being far too long and adequately acted at best.
A charming musical starring Dick Van Dyke.
There is a point where musicals become annoying and boring. This movie surpassed that point by miles.
dick van dyke!!! this whole entire movie! the fact that i know every word to every song!!!
Chitty chitty bang bang
My Mom's comments while watching this:
"Harmless and NO creatures"
"Before the Pirates of the Caribbean" (?)
"Chitty Chitty Band Band!"
'I hate that guy" (referring to the child patrolman - for lack of a better term)
"The car flies"
"A gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain
Softly blows over Lullaby Bay
It fills the sails of boats that are waiting
Waiting to sail your worries away
It isn't far to Hushabye Mountain
And your boat waits down by the quay
The winds of night so softly are sighing
Soon they will fly your troubles to the sea
So close your eyes on Hushabye Mountain
Wave goodbye to cares of the day
And watch your boat from Hushabye Mountain
Sail far away from Lullaby Bay."
Showing on Dutch television today, I couldn't resist watching it again. This is pure nostalgia bringing me back to my childhood. Still enjoyable, although it's way too long and the first half of the movie is notably better than the second half. Not the most memorable music score, but I love the songs Truly Scrumptious and Hushabye Mountain.
Wildly uneven, weirdly constructed and overstretched beyond all reason. But you can add another two stars whenever someone is singing Hushabye Mountain...
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