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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Putney Swope (1969)

























Starring:
  • Stan Gottlieb
  • Allen Garfield
  • Archie Russell
  • Ramon Gordon
  • Bert Lawrence
  • Joe Madden
  • Arnold Johnson




IMDb.com
Certainly one of the most hilarious films of all time. Excellent original music, clever, heady...it's hard to be articulate about something this good. There isn't one character that you don't instantly love to watch- Myronex "Putney, there's trouble in the black room!" "My name is Rufus." The lines, thrown away left and right, are classics themselves, recalling Slapshot, Caddyshack, Anchorman, Repoman, Dolemite, any comedy whose dialog is not of the formulaic set-up punchline variety. "Putney, Myronex called you tasteless!" "My organization is pro-integration..." "Where's Lopez? 'He's in my head'" They don't sound brilliant until you hear them in the context of the scene. ...This movie will eat your brain, it's too good. I've read reviews calling this film racist, which couldn't be farther from the truth. Every scene is gold, from the Etherial Cereal commercial to the Brothers In the Black Room meeting to that haunting trumpet in the closing scene. One word - genius.

Link to Soundtrack review:
 Charlie Chuva - Putney Swope (1969)

6 comments:

litlgrey said...

One of the most awesomely PROPER movies of all time!

telephone wire said...

class film. found myself laughing much more than anticipated.

yo steve said...

Wow, SO great!

not just as a comedy, but as a social/political satire as well

Nat T. said...

i'm so searching for that funky soundtrack, this movie did inspire me to stop kissing these crackers asses though.

No offense to all those peace loving liberal anglo-saxon's.

"Sink the Ship!"

litlgrey said...

Good luck with that quest, Nat. That's a soundtrack that needs to be shared with the world!

Funkback said...

And thanx to the great guys over at Cinemageddon now it's here for all to enjoy please head on over there and give trixymo some props!
http://cinemageddon.org/details.php?id=63086

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