Comedy Film Festival 2012

Comedy Film Festival 2012: Welcome

The Marx Brothers in "Duck Soup" (Paramount, 1933)

The Marx Brothers in "Duck Soup" (Paramount, 1933)

This year’s film watching project is all about laughs. I’ll be viewing 52 classic film comedies and writing short reviews here on my website every week. Some of these films I’ve never seen before (“Duck Soup,” “Sullivan’s Travels,” “Ball of Fire”); some of them I’ve seen multiple times (“The Pink Panther,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Airplane!”); all of them, I hope, will be funny.

The 52 films were selected from multiple sources, including the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Laughs” list (www.afi.com/100years/laughs.aspx), the Turner Classic Movies website (www.tcm.com), and recommendations from friends. I’ve also thrown in some personal favorites for good measure. Surely, I hope you’ll join me (and “don’t call me Shirley”).

Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays in "Airplane!" (Paramount, 1980)

Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays in "Airplane!" (Paramount, 1980)

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