Supplication and rapture, fright and fury — everything is told through the hands. Could the father be anything other than a boxer, could the girl do anything in her ephemeral idyll above the shop but bring the doll’s hand to her face? A cinema of gestures large and small, any spoken dialogue would be superfluous.
The start of this is mostly intolerable, as Bob Hope leads a scout troupe on an ocean liner. One kid whips out a bugle every two minutes, and I'll be happy to never hear a bugle again. But it turns into a passable comedy once the card sharp on the boat makes Hope the patsy in a rigged poker game, and con artistry and mayhem ensue.
They did seem to be making up the poker as they went along. One…
Here is my Her challenge. Take the 230-word dialogue excerpt below from Her, which is fairly representative of the film's dialogue in general, and count the number of concrete nouns. If you get a total greater than zero, redo this step because you did it wrong. Then do the same count with the 90-word love poem which follows, which I found at the first link that popped up when I googled "bad teenage poetry". Again you should get a total…
Fun FROGS fact: just as you have a school of fish, a colony of ants, a gaggle of geese or a plague of locusts, the correct term for a collection of frogs is an army. So perhaps frogs can form an organized attack force after all, though you'd never guess it from this movie.
About a third of the footage in this film is National Geographic style closeups of iguanas, bullfrogs and vipers trying to look as threatening as possible.…