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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:58 AM
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"Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!!" The funniest film ever premiered 40 years ago today:



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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:14 AM
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1. LOVE valley of the dolls!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:16 AM
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2. I have never seen that.
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:21 AM
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3. It expertly achieves the phrase "so bad its good."
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begood Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:24 AM
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4. missing one
where is Nicolle Kidman?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:10 AM
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7. ????
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:25 AM
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5. I didn't think you could get campier than the book....
...and then they made the movie which was over-the-top Campy!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:09 AM
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6. Camp at it's best!
Now get outta my way, I gotta man waitin' for me!
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:38 PM
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8. bump-
-because there's nothing more interesting in the lounge at the moment.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 05:12 PM
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15. bumping again, because you are correct
:kick:
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:57 PM
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9. But - this fades in comparison to "Salome, Where She Danced"
http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C07E3DF143B...

Quotes from the review

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A Chinaman with a Confucian complex is one thing, out a Chinaman who dispenses his gems of wisdom with an Edinburgh brogue is an incongruity you will seldom encounter outside of Loew's Criterion, at which "Salome, Where She Danced," opened yesterday. But then this collection of animated lantern slides, tinted in Technicolor, is probably the most fantastic horse-opera of the year.

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the film, which begins at Appomattox, with General Lee riding home on a tired white charger, and then hops across the Atlantic in time for the Prussian-Austrian war.

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fabulous period in San Francisco, where a grandiose Russian spends rubles with reckless abandon and builds a gilded opera house for the little dancer

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Mr. Wanger provided the film with appropriate settings, squalid and splendorous, when the thing he needed most to make a satisfactory entertainment was a halfway credible script,


Honestly it is the funiest, unintentionally funny film I have ever seen
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:32 PM
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10. Funniest?
Most horribly acted, maybe. :shrug:



"TALENT?! YOU KNOW DAMNED WELL SHE HAS TALENT!!"



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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:17 PM
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14. Funniest was Holy Grail.
maybe This Is Spinal Tap.

(those were the first two DVDs I bought)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:04 PM
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11. I never saw it... but I DID see "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"...
which, from what I hear, is even WORSE.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:08 PM
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12. Listened to the soundtrack last week...
"VOTD", "Imitation of Life", and "Caligula" are my unholy trinity of camp films
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:15 PM
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13. Quality Grade A cheese - so tasty. n/t
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 05:20 PM
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16. Funniest scene: Neely dropping Helen Lawson's wig down the toilet.
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 05:21 PM by edbermac
Helen: What the hell are you doing in there?

Neely: Giving it a shampoo.

I'm truly embarrassed to admit I watch this film.

:rofl:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:40 PM
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17. The part where she screams her own name is pretty wacky...
"NEELY O'HARA!"

Yep, it's in the pantheon of putrid.
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