Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum listed his top movie comedies, prefacing the list by saying, “They say you can tell more about a person by what he laughs at than by what he cries at.” I’m not sure who “they” are, or if “they” are right, but I’ll list my top ten, in no particular order. Make of it what you will.
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
A Shot In the Dark
Life of Brian
Arsenic and Old Lace
Bedazzled (Stanley Donen version)
It saddens me a bit that only one of these movies was made in the past twenty years. In that time, comedy has become mostly a creature of television. I’m sure that’s true for comedy fans in other countries as well.
So now you know what makes me laugh. What makes you laugh?