Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Magic Christian?

The last time I sat through all of The Magic Christian, I was an eleven-year-old in a movie theater in Thailand.

I was probably obsessed with racquel welch's appearance . . .


Does anybody know the film well? Like it? Hate it?


Anonymous Mister Parker said...

I own 1456 movies, I've seen about 3500. The Magic Christian is not among either group. I've never even had an opportunity to see said movie. Considering the cast, it has become amazingly obscure.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:35:00 pm  
Blogger Torque Y Mada said...

I do not own 1456 movies.

You are to be complimented.

But, since your collection is incomplete, I

am willing to loan you

Where the Girls Aren't Vol. XXI

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:06:00 pm  
Anonymous half a boy half a man said...

Is that the series subtitled something to the effect of "The only dick in the room is you."?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:01:00 pm  
Anonymous barangus! said...

"In this adaptation of Terry Southern's offbeat novel, an eccentric millionaire stumbles upon a down-and-out vagrant in the park and decides to adopt him as his son. The pair embark on a series of practical jokes and elaborate stunts designed to attack the hypocrisy and snobbery of modern society and expose the wanton greed that exists in all of us -- and prove that everyone has his price."

Well that on is on my Netflix queu now.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a minute! just yesterday, I was an eleven-year-old boy in a theater in Thailand...but the film was "Caveman."

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:09:00 am  
Anonymous Buffoon....Juvenile Buffoon said...

It's amusing, but it ain't a great movie. But it's a must-see for someone like you, if only for the spectacular roster of contributors.

Apart from the mind-bogglingly eclectic/eccentric/erratic cast...

(Peter Sellers
Ringo Starr
Richard Attenborough
Laurence Harvey
Christopher Lee
Spike Milligan
Roman Polanski
Raquel Welch
John Cleese
Yul Brynner
Graham Chapman,

The soundtrack was performed by Badfinger, produced by Paul McCartney, including the gold standard "Come and Get It." (Not to mention Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air," feat. future Wing Jimmy McCullough!)

It was directed by Goon Show alum Joe McGrath, one of the FIVE Casino Royale directors.

Written by (my former Columbia U. film school lecturer) Terry Southern. It ain't no Strangelove, but it also ain't no Casino Royale or Candy.

Appearances (and uncredited script contribs) by pre-Python John Cleese and Graham Chapman.

I thought John and Yoko were in it, but the Internets tell me they were played by stunt-doubles.


Boy Howdy!

Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:23:00 am  

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