Monday, November 13, 2006

5 comedies on a desert island?

Check out this amusing article in the NYT Magazine about the 5 comedies people would choose to bring to a desert island. With comedy it becomes a thorny question, since they'll have to work quite hard to not overstay their welcome very fast. Also, five is a puny number. One wishes to include at least five more. I was shocked that nobody mentioned Chaplin or some of the great romantic comedies of the Hollywood of yore. There were no foreign films either. Sad.

Here's my list (not in order of preference):

1. Some Like it Hot. Billy Wilder
2. The 40 Year Old Virgin. Jude Apatow
3. The Laurel and Hardy collection (since we're talking DVD's, we can).
4. Big Deal on Madonna St. Mario Monicelli
5. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Pedro Almodovar

6. Love and Death. Woody Allen
7. The Buster Keaton Collection
8. Monty Python's Life of Brian.
9. A Fish Called Wanda. Charles Crichton
10. Amarcord. Federico Fellini.

Oh, but there are so many more...


  1. Only 5? Not fair! What about Tootsie, The Big Lebowski, Annie Hall, Being John Malkovich, Oh Brother Where Art Thou...

  2. And I really liked Airplane!