Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 226: Sun Aug 14

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Kramer, 1963): Prince Charles Cinema, 12pm


This 35mm screening is part of the 'Check The Gate' season at the Prince Charles, dedicated to presenting films on film that will run at the cinema from 9th July to August 20th.

Chicago Reader review:
Originally filmed in Ultra Panavision for showing in Cinerama, Stanley Kramer's 'comedy to end all comedy' stretches its material to snapping point but offers happy hours of star-spotting (everyone has a cameo, from Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante and Jim Backus to Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis and the Three Stooges). There are several great sequences, most of which involve Terry-Thomas, whose image of America as a bosom- and money-fixated society is spot on. It's an epic allegory about greed, centering on a frantic treasure hunt for buried bank loot. 
Adrian Turner

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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