The Timeless Laughter: A Guide to the Best Classic Comedy Movies

 Best Classic Comedy Movies
The Timeless Laughter: A Guide to the Best Classic Comedy Movies
Home » Movies » The Timeless Laughter: A Guide to the Best Classic Comedy Movies

Welcome to a world of diverse cinematic experiences, where Classic Comedy Movies meet modern-day comedies. In this lineup, we have “Welcome, or No Trespassing. A Soviet-era comedy that delves into the lives of children at a summer camp. On the other hand, “The Classic Trilogy of Fantômas” takes us back to the 1910s, with a French crime series. Featuring the villainous character Fantômas. And if you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned laughs, “Dumb and Dumber” delivers on all fronts, following the antics of two dimwitted friends on a cross-country road trip. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a diverse array of cinematic experiences of Classic Comedy Movies that are sure to entertain and delight.

Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)

Every year the summer camp led by Comrade Dynin is filled with hundreds of children. The main rule is to gain weight and lead an active lifestyle, but always within the bounds of decency. Comrade Dynin is a tyrant from the books of Saltykov-Shchedrin. With an eye on which one can neither put on a play, nor run away to the river. One of the most important films of the thaw was kept on the shelf and they were afraid to show it to Khrushchev (probably because of the jokes about corn, the queen of the fields), but the General Secretary laughed until he colicked and allowed the film the very next day after the private screening.

“Welcome” is still one of the main statements about the Russian mentality. Where the initiative is punishable, and from an ordinary pioneer Inochkin to a criminal in an illegal position is one step away. More than 50 years have passed, but the same funny comedies about the state control system, obedience and censorship in Russian was no longer filmed. Despite the Aesopian language, the intonations of central TV channels, custom texts, civil servants and people tired of lies are instantly guessed in the script by Elem Klimov.

Fantômas (1964)

The Brezhnev USSR was filled with excited children, who cut out their eyes in tights and played Fantomas – unlike other bourgeois films from the decaying West, comedies with Louis de Funes were perfectly dubbed and went on for months, if not years, in Soviet cinemas. So for the excellent “Fantômas” you can thank not only France, but also the amazing Vladimir Kenigson. Who made Commissar Juve in the Russian dubbing absurd, violent and completely native, like Carlson. Green rubber-faced villain Fantomas is surrounded by athletic assistants in black, has more tech than James Bond, and plans to rule the world.

He cares about energy resources, the rich, and media influence, and for some inexplicable reason is opposed by a not-so-hard-boiled journalist. A French police commissioner who looks like a business dog, accompanied by a dimwitted assistant. “Fantômas” is a Gaidai film for everyone, completely in the tradition of European comedy. Looking at de Funes’ buffoonery, computers made of light bulbs and cardboard and a tethered hand. You understand why Truffaut and his friends were furious when they wrote a manifesto about “daddy’s cinema.” But at a distance, puppet comedies and some Godard’s. “Weekend” , made at the same time, surprisingly, acquire the same value – as a movie with an ambition to change the world. A reference movie without any pretense, but also for all time.

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

In 1994, Jim Carrey was America’s premier young comedian. The Farrelly brothers were one of the writers of anticipation of the full meter. And a movie about a couple of incredibly dumb but quivering Rhode Island friends in a giant plush truck with dog ears and loads of random money changed the members’ careers. Two best friends who are going downhill decide to return a forgotten suitcase to a pretty girl. There is a lot of money in the suitcase. The money of the criminal mafia – but they do not know this.

As always with Farrelly, it takes a simple plot to hide hundreds of gags about true friendship. Boundless good-heartedness and charming silliness. Already, her films from the 1990s seem like crazy fossils, outdated species that can not be replicated in the present. Whether it’s a heart-shaped hot tub, a “Mr. Sumsonite” appeal, or crazy-colored pairing suits. “Dumb and Dumber” looks more reckless than so many modern comedies on the edge. Then it seemed that would be a million such films. It is obvious that there are only a few of them in eternity.

Watch The Timeless Laughter: A Guide to the Best Classic Comedy Movies on 123Movies

Read More

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You cannot copy content of this page