Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Film Production - Double Feature

Film Production - Double Feature

One of my favorite movies is "The Magic Christian." Peter Sellers is Sir Guy Grand, the Richest Man In The World. Ringo Starr is his adopted son, Youngman.

Together, Peter and Ringo wreak havoc on British society, with briefcases full of cash and a rich sense of justice. They bribe others into outrageous, insane, and bizarre behavior. Just because.

Here's "The Magic Christian" trailer:

Insanely great supporting cast. Lawrence Harvey, Richard Attenborough, Christopher Lee, Raquel Welch, various Monty Python players, various Beatles, various Goons, oh it's a rich dish, in every spoonful.

Fabulous script, from Terry Southern's novel. Much is changed from Terry's book (Not set in Portland, Oregon for one thing). Wonderful, truly wonderful. A certain R. Polanski is serenaded by a lovely lady.

Even a great movie needs to be promoted, these things don't sell themselves, you know. Here's Ringo, guesting on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," from NBC in Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

Nowhere near the same league, but somewhat the same idea, this is "The Magic Christian Continued," sort of. Improv troupe stages a bizarre mirror incident on a NYC train. Reactions and reflections are great! Enjoy.

"The Magic Christian"

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