• 电影名称 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

  • ——Something for Everyone!
  • 中文名称 春光满古城
  •  类型  喜剧 / 歌舞
  •  国家  美国 / 英国
  •  语言  英语
  •  时长  1 hr 39 min (99 min)
  • 上映时间 16 October 1966 (USA)
"Forum" is one film adaptation of a Broadway musical that is a half-glass ofwater. On the half-full side we get to see Zero Mostel and Jack Gilfordreprising their Broadway roles, and they're joined by a fine supporting castincluding Phil Silvers as Lycus (ironically, he would star as Pseudolus inth...
Recently re-released on DVD, this film is a revelation for anyone who hasonly seen the pan-and-scan version. So many of the film's visual jokes arelost when you can't see the whole picture, and if there's one thing RichardLester knows how to do, it's pack in visual jokes. Some people complainthat ...
Despite having some mistakes, I think this film is overall great,speciallyin comedy terms. Crazy, dynamic and modern spirit of Lester's directionfitsmore or less well into "A funny thing happened on the way to theforum"(notas well as it did in "The Knack" or "A Hard Day's Night, but very wellanyway)...
I saw this film when I was a young girl (seven or so) and I adored it.When I was about fourteen, I finally got to see the stage production.When I saw the film again, I realized there were some bad choices made.I think the film has many excellent points and some bad points: Good: -For starters, you c...
Zero Mostel. Need I say more? Reason enough to rent this movie, despite the hideous 'pan and scan' that makes viewing it a chore. Based on aBroadway musical, it's clever and fast and sexist in that kind of 1960'sway. Buxom ladies, lascivious men with comb overs abound. It's fun ifyou're in the right...
I hadn't seen this in twenty years, and then on TV (with many cuts andcommercials), so I jumped at the chance to view a video recently."Funny Thing" is just as funny as I remembered it to be -- a marvelousopportunity to see the brilliant and hilarious Zero Mostel, plus adream cast that includes Jack...
This movie really does have something for everyone. Beautiful singing forthe girls, erotically dancing half-naked prostitutes for the guys, and alotof laughs for both. The late Zero Mostel was fabulous in this movie. Forgreat music, great laughs, and great-looking women, rent "A Funny ThingHappened ...
Very funny film version of the smash Broadway musical, but minus mostof the music. Sort of a bawdy tribute to slapstick comedy andvaudeville, the film is uniformly wonderful, the pace fast, and thejokes funny. This show was a major success on Broadway for Zero Mosteland decades later for Nathan Lane...
When I was in High School I had a role in a production of this musical. Thefilm actually stays pretty close to the plotting of the Broadway show, butthe truth is that it's story lines are tried and true ancient Roman comiclines from the plays of Plautus and Terence. As such, A FUNNY THINGHAPPENED O...
I never saw this in the 60's though I was of an age to...just saw it theother night on television and only watched it for Buster Keaton, whom Ihaverecently developed a great joy in seeing. I enjoyed the wholething...silly, (sexest,yes, a movie of the 60's), funny stuff. My kidsaged10 and 12 really...
Now, just because I'm a classics scholar, I don't entirely have theauthority to judge this movie. NEVERTHELESS, I loved it. This is Plautusthrough the eyes of some of the best (re)writers in history. I do have afew things to complain about, such as the fact that Plautus hardly everwrote plays in ...
As a fan of the Broadway musical (I'm partial to the revival withNathan Lane, myself), I was so excited to get to the video store andrent this movie with Zero Mostel, who I adored in Mel Brooks' "TheProducers." What I found was huge disappointment. The original score,which included sixteen songs, ha...
Whenever I feel down, whenever the world is getting on top of me,whenever I just need some light-hearted fun, I turn to 'A Funny ThingHappened on the Way to the Forum'.The cast is superb: Zero Mostel ("Was 1 a good year?"); Jack Gilford("I live to grovel"); Phil Silvers ("I know that sound - and I l...
Slapstick farce based on a Broadway comedy/musical about some crazycomplications when a slave (Zero Mostel) tries to win his freedom in ancientRome.The script is OK with some funny lines and sight gags, the girls are allvery beautiful (and horribly objectified--but this was done in the 1960s)and the...
Director Richard Lester lends his frenetic style of direction in this filmversion of the Broadway musical comedy. Zero Mostel won the Tony Awardforhis stage performance as a slave in ancient Rome, who is willing to dowhatever it takes to gain his freedom. He brings much of the exuberancetothe film...
I first got introduced to Zero Mostel (as many did, I presume) via MelBrook's finest comedic masterpiece, The Producers. Mostel has thecapability to play huge, larger-than-life roles like has-been producer MaxBialystock. In this movie, however, Mostel's role is different and muchless over-powering...
Growing up in the Sixties, I remember the classic comedians. This has 3 ofthe best. Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, and Buster Keaton. I will alwaysremember this as being one of my all time favorite movies. They just don'twrite like that anymore. ...
Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I had seen it before seeing astagepresentation. So much of the wit, fun, and, yes, innocence, not tomentionmany great songs, were eviscerated in the film production. Worthwhileonlyfor Mostel, Gilford, Silvers and Jessel. ...
I am with the majority of people on this site who love this movie forwhat it is: A Hollywood ADAPTATION of a Broadway Musical.It is an ADAPTATION, folks! I am a thesbian too, and I love musicals when performed onstage. I am in fact playing Pseudolus right now in a collegeproduction. Yes, the stage p...
I have seen this show performed live numerous times (once starring ZeroMostel!), and know it well. (In the interest of disclosure (like I'm areporter or something...) I've even performed in it). Done well, it's ahilarious romp across the stage. Done poorly, it's a bore. And this moviedoes it ver...
Comedy legends Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Buster Keaton headline ashow by Stephen Sondheim, joined by British actor Michael Hordern,American Jack Gilford and Michael Crawford, a fine light actor andlater Broadway's Phantom of the Opera. What could go wrong? BurtShevelove and Larry Gelbart, who pr...
This adaption of the stage musical moves at a dizzying pace. At times it isdifficult to keep track of all that is happening. However, the film doeshave some very funny sequences. Zero Mostel puts in a great performance.Most of the songs are fun, "Everybody ought to have a Maid" is a standout,and ...
On the one hand you have on paper one of the fastest, funniest comediesin the world, with some of the era's finest comedic actors deliveringkiller performances and Stephen Sondheim contributing some rousingsongs. On the other hand, it looks like it was shot in someone'sbackyard by a peyote-dosing ep...
The music in this film by Steven Sondheim is excellent and I enjoyedmost of the songs despite the fact that most of the actors couldn'tsing if their lives depended on it. And as for the story, it was prettyinteresting, though after a while I felt pretty weary from the fastpace and the film actually ...
While I enjoy a lot of the classic musicals, I find that there are alot of filler songs included. This is one of the instances that doesnot fit that category. The songs are excellent, and are performed in adefinitive way. Zero Mostel is an incredible performer, and his anticshere are spectacular. Hi...
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