Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Very Funny Movie


Happy May Day all!! Today will be celebrated not for it being the first of May in this household, but will be "Georgina's" Mother's Day!! My son will be with his father next week, so we decided to have my own personal Mother's Day today instead. Da Guys have some plans, which I am not privy to, but should be fun, or maybe the plans are for me to just continue having fun in my studio...don't know, but have already enjoyed a delicious breakfast, 2 eggs over-easy and 2 peices of wheat toast. So that might not sound ,"Mother's Day" worthy, but hey, I'm easy!! Besides, I'm not big into breakfast. My breakfast usually is either a piece of toast with a glass of milk or a diabetes quick drink.

While enjoying my breakfast, I tuned into the Turner Classic Movie station and found this flick. It is one of the funniest, silliest movies I've ever had the pleasure of seeing, but this one brought back a very special memory. My parents took me to see it without my younger brothers. This was the first time I was treated, even for just a few hours, as a real bonafide grown-up!! My sister had already taken off to San Francisco to begin her university studies, leaving me as the oldest among the sibs. My parents used to enjoy going to the movies alone, making it an evening of dinner and a movie. Sometimes, it would become a family affair, depending on the film. I recall we all went out to dinner then to see "My Fair Lady," "Around the World in 80 Days," "The Sound of Music," and I'm sure others which escape me now due to this feeble thing in my head called a brain!

We went to this restaurant close to the Plaza Theatre, where the film was showing, then we went to the movie. I loved Zero Mostel, who originally was a Broadway performer and made his character, Psuedolus (a play on words), famous in the Broadway production of this film and the Broadway production of "The Producers," another hilarious film. The make-over with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderwick was alright, but the original with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, is a classic. My parents and most of the audience in the theatre were roaring at lots of the dialog, which was beyond my appreciation for sexual innuendo at 14. However, I got the over all meaning of the story, thankfully due to a review I read in Time magazine.

Years later, I saw it again on television and I got it!! LOL But today, as I watched it again for the umpteenth time, I got even more, or was it a case of just forgetting what I had gotten the first time around?? Again, blame it on this poor feeble cluster of gray cells!! So, my friends, if you have never seen this film, I highly recommend it for a good laugh along with the "Producers." As you can tell, I'm a big fan of the late and great Zero Mostel.

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend. The winds have ceased their howling today, so it's a nice thing to look out my window and see my Franklin Mountains, not just the outline and I don't have to worry about having any part of my body slammed whipped by blowing dirt! Peace out.

6 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Well Happy Georgina's Mothers day celebration. Glad your wind has stopped ours is back after a break yesterday. It has been scary bad this last week. Stay outta the wind, Linda

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I absolutely LOVE this movie!!! (and the original *Producers* too...omg...Dick Shawn is a hoot in that...)
I think that this era of film was by far funnier than the modern comedies; there is so much wordplay--the ASSUME the audience is educated enough to get the joke! And then the dead panning to the camera/audience...too funny!
Happy Georgina Day!!!!
You deserve a good one ♥ ♥ ♥

XXOO~~
Anne

Gloria said...

I've never seen that movie but it sounds like you enjoyed. Happy May Day to you too.I like old time movies as well, but haven't seen one in a long time. Right now I just keep watching Julia, over and over and also Tortilla Soup. I get really motivated by watching these movies and I also keep playing the Rick Bayless dvd's over and over. They just inspire me so. Well I hope you aren't going to be alone for Mother's Day? Poor baby.::hugs:: Have a great week dear and be well.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have had a great but very busy week and weekend...so today I am moving very slowly...have a great week sweet friend. Peace, mary Helen

Amy said...

Georgina,
i stalked over here after seeing a hillarious comment that you left on another blog.

god, you are funny.

Judah Noah said...

Happy early/late Mother's Day to you!

Adding that to my list of movies to watch!