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Weekly Movie Discussion #1: The Naked Gun series

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Juice, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Juice

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    I thought we would try something new in the Pop Culture board, a weekly movie discussion thread. Ill put up a suggestion thread to see what people want to discuss. If you have a movie in mind for a specific week, put it in there.

    Inspired by a reddit post of a different scene, we'll start off with the Naked Gun series. I forgot just how funny this series is. Leslie Nielsen was already the king of deadpan after Airplane! (and the requisite Police Squad), but he is outstanding as Frank Dreben in the films. And of course, the obligatory mention of OJ being funny before he murdered his wife.

    But I think this is my favorite scene in these films:

     
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    A great scene, but I always thought the umpire scene in the first movie was the highlight.
     
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    The entire first movie is non-stop, out-loud laughs from beginning to end. You can't go thirty seconds without laughing. I think next to Raising Arizoba it's the funniest movie ever made.

    My favourite gas to be John Houseman as the stone-faced Drivers Ed instructor. That scene is my current avatar.
     
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    "Now Stephanie, roll down your window, extend your arm, extend your middle finger. Good girl"
     
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    Priscilla Presley's introduction is fucking amazing. Have a mint-hot woman trying to look as seductive as possible only to bail down an entire staircase. Fucking genius.

    Also:
    "...and if he didn't know about, who did? .....And where the hell was I???"

    "I can't here what you're saying! DON'T FIRE THE GUN WHILE YOU'RE TALKING."

    "KICK 'EM IN THE BALLLLLLLLLLS!!!!"
     
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    It's been a while since I saw this series. I always loved Neilson in these movies, and Priscilla Presley was smoking hot. I will agree with D26 from another thread, and my sense of humor over time has changed, so I definitely have to be in the right mood to watch these now. Not because they aren't fantastic, because they are, but I just need to let go of my intellect to enjoy them to the fullest.

    Silly humor/great gags/and a pretty stellar cast. Totally worth the watch.
     
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    I cannot narrow down any scene in particular that isn't timeless. Every dialogue with Ricardo Montalban is perfect. There is barely an instance when something is not happening on screen. I still make Enrico Pallazzo cracks. And, the intro. Nobody ever saw anything like that before. The music is the icing on top because it's just so over the top, serious adventure sounding. Plus the sequel is just as good in every regard. Even the third one has some great scenes.

    The best monologue in the history of film is when Frank is talking about his ex:

    "I'd known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She'd hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don't recall her playing an instrument or being able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact, I bought her a harp for Christmas. She asked me what it was.

    "It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day."

    "Good Year?"

    "No, the worst."