Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two Favorite Parodies

Sleeper, 1973

Woody Allen, "Sleeper," 1973.

I forget, sometimes, that when I was first introduced to Woody Allen's "early, funny films" as a teenager in the 1980s that his films were barely 10 years old.  Watching them now they seem not dated, but definitely reflective of a certain time. 
I loved "Sleeper" when I first saw it.  It's a great send-up of the sci-fi genre as well as 1970s counter culture.  And I love when Diane Keaton does a Marlon Brando impersonation.

The Princess Bride, 1987

Cary Elwes, "The Princess Bride," 1987.
I dressed as The Dread Pirate Roberts for Halloween one year.  "The Princess Bride" is easily one of the best films from the 1980s.  Great script with memorable, funny dialogue; enchanting performances from a huge cast of supporting characters; and one of the best sword fights ever caught on screen.  Did I mention my date the year I was The Man in Black, my date went as The Princess Bride?   

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