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le 14 octobre 2019


This is interesting for various reasons, and it is also not a great movie. Combines Beatles, Sellers and Monty Python humour. Comparable to Southern's 'Casino Royale'. Sellers' character hearkens back to Chaplin in "The Great Dictator," and so do the references to war - esp. where Sellers and Ringo are playing a war game. The funniest scenes are the cop (Milligan) giving them a ticket; the end of the hunting trip, and the bidding war. It all ends in, "post-flower-power mayhem." Includes a tonne of stars, (see wikipedia). Has two great oldies songs, Badfinger and Thunderclap Newman. Music, etc., written by Paul McCartney, etc. Includes a number of very-Monty-Python scenes. It may look odd, looking back, but it was really part of an almost revolutionary movement.

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN, 1969 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE2zTnOJ94I

PS - It makes more sense to watch it realising that most of the weird things going on are being caused by Guy Grand, (Sellers). And just HOW he accomplishes these things, besides spending money, isn't always logical. Isn't meant to make sense. Basically makes fun of people who follow capitalism, racism, gender stereotypes, etc., (and not always capitalism per se). Childish and inane fun. "Satirical black comedy." More like socially-conscious slapstick.

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