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M*A*S*H Gives A D*A*M*N.
One of the world's most acclaimed comedies, MASH focuses on three Korean War Army surgeons brilliantly brought to life by Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt and Elliott Gould. Though highly skilled and deeply dedicated, they adopt a hilarious, lunatic lifestyle as an antidote to the tragedies of their Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and in the process infuriate Army bureaucrats. Robert Duvall, Gary Burghoff and Sally Kellerman co-star as a sanctimonious Major, an other-worldly Corporal, and a self-righteous yet lusty nurse.
“I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!” “He was drafted.”
To show it is to sell it. That’s the thrust of the oft-quoted notion, attributed to François Truffaut, that it’s nearly impossible to make an anti-war film. The depiction cannot help but ennoble and romanticize, even if the intent is to do anything but. The solution? Don’t show the war at all.
Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, which contains nary a battle scene, is as effectively unromantic a film as one could produce on the subject of war. The inhabitants of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital are raucous and witty, but they’re so very angry. They seethe at…
M*A*S*H, often considered the “first” film of the 1970s, is a lunatic satire that follows the unconventional (with no real structure or train of thought) story of Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce (Donald Sutherland) and “Trapper” John McIntyre (Elliott Gould), two Korean War Army surgeons who adopt a whimsical lifestyle so they can escape from the tragedies of war and of their MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital); Ridiculing and poking fun at everything that surrounds them is the solution that these two hilarious surgeons find to avoid the melancholy of war—Altman's highest-grossing film is the perfect tragicomedy.
Using the forgotten Korean War (the war no one really cares about because maybe it wasn't too violent to be considered relevant) as the background…
This isn't a hospital! It's an insane asylum, and it's your fault!
Ring Lardner Jr., who was just coming off being blacklisted as part of the Hollywood Ten, wrote a screenplay adaptation of the novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. 15 directors would pass on it before Robert Altman got his hands on it and, much to Lardner's chagrin, made it his own. Using the script as an outline, Altman freely changed scenes and encouraged his actors to ad-lib the dialogue but still gave sole credit to Lardner for the script.
MASH, taking place during the Korean War, is actually thinly veiled commentary on the Vietnam…
i told myself i'd watch objectively this time, but...i just can't. for a many-month period of my life i watched MASH every night, on a 10" tv/vcr combo that i kept right next to my bed. i'm not sure if it was the color palette that soothed me, or if i just wanted Hawkeye & Trapper to escort me to my dreams, but this film has always been like a warm hug for my eyes. maybe it's creepy to find such a morbid and emotional comedy so comforting, but there's something about that special Altman ambling charm that lulls me into a smiling hypnosis. lots of the jokes are laugh-out-loud, but mostly they just make me feel good inside. every introduction…
Really truthful satire isn't funny, it's painful.
I just can't enjoy watching this movie. It's so damn bleak and depressing. The colors scheme, the deep greens overrun with the blood red, the music, the frumpy characters. Nothing about this movie is enjoyable. The humor doesn't make me laugh, it makes me uncomfortable. It's all about terrible jokes told in terrible circumstances. That's what makes this movie run. The contrast of the mobile army surgical hospital with the good spirits of the crew that works there. It's affecting. As the characters on the screen move from day to day, we're forced to keep going along with them. I know people really love this movie and will watch it on repeat, but…
Whether it's the film or the tv series everyone has their favourite M*A*S*H* character. Hawkeye,Trapper,Duke,Hot lips,or even crazy Frank Burns,one will always appeal to your personality. For me Robert Altman's film is head and shoulders above the tv series and for me it doesn't come any better than Donald Sutherland's Hawkeye and Elliott Gould's Trapper.
Sutherland's Hawkeye is a sarcastic and truly original character full of confidence with an eye for the ladies. Gould's often monosyllabic Trapper just oozes cool and is the renowned chest surgeon of the camp. Another joker and drinker he has his heart in the right place.Forever challenging authority,the two lead an almost hedonistic life of women and Martinis with the odd bout of surgery thrown…
I very much enjoyed The Player, Gosford Park, and Nashville. Roger Altman has such a uniquely subtle style of film making, and it was a joy to see how far he came after watching M*A*S*H. I prefer his later works, but this was still fun and occasionally quite funny.
Funniest film I've seen in a while.
Donald Sutherland is the shining star, but all the cast and characters are greatly entertaining.
The film goes from wherever to wherever in an unpredictable fashion, just taking you along for the ride.
It's got emotion, character, brains and comedy.
M*A*S*H is definitely unique.
altman's first great satire draws parallels between the korean and vietnam wars with wit and moral clarity, while it shows age in the manner of its presentation, an overriding relevance to the present takes away any immediate faults
I'm going to give this film the benefit of the doubt because there are genuinely funny, well shot, and thoughtful sequences, but I grew up with the television show and believe that it only improved upon the world of the 4077 m*a*s*h unit debuted here. I knew going into this that I would be viewing an entirely different cast and I hoped that they would provide just as convincing of performances as the television show, but throughout the film I couldn't help but wish i was watching Alan Alda participate in a verbal sparring with Larry Linville. The performances sometimes fell flat and didn't contain any kind of comedic punch or any involving resonance that made me connect to the…
M*A*S*H was always one of my mom's favourite shows, so by association I ended up spending countless hours situated in front of the television watching the antics of Hawkeye and his comrades. And since it was one of my mom's favourite shows, not my own, I spent countless hours bitching about how dull it was and questioning every action. I'm pretty sure I missed just about every joke, as the laugh track timing never made any sense to me. I also remember very little about the content apart from some general ideas about the various characters' natures. And the theme song.
I didn't realize M*A*S*H (the TV series) was based on a movie, let alone that the movie was based…
Upon revisiting MASH on this rather chilly Columbus Day, fear came over me. This was the third time I'd seen this film and every time before this one, I've loved the antics of the characters and the snappy and intelligent humor. This time, however, I was worried I wouldn't fall in love with it again.
Boy, was I sorely mistaken.
Not only is my love for MASH still there, I can safely say that it's one of the funniest films ever made and rightfully deserves a place on my personal canon. MASH is a film that never gets old.
"Man kann doch unmöglich Martini ohne Olive trinken find ich. Ich meine, daß wäre doch ein glatter Kulturbolschewismus."
Funny with unique irreverent vibe. Terrific ensemble. Moves beautifully but overlong.
A definitive film of the New Hollywood era, Robert Altman's MASH is a an embodiment of 70's American culture with an anti-authoritarian stance, revelling in the rebels of the world.
Set in the Korean War (though essentially a stand-in for the at-the-time ongoing Vietnam War), the film follows the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical hospital and all the colourful characters within it. This includes Donald Sutherland as 'Hawkeye' Pierce and Elliot Gould as 'Trapper John' McIntyre, mavericks who do their best to drink, womanise and generally flaunt their superiority to the world, much to the bane of boorish figures such as Robert Duvall's Major Frank Burns. The dialogue is layered and improvised in parts as the cast (packed with many first…
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