Quote: ranetian wrote in post #20
Although slightly off track may I ask if any of you movie buffs have watched a movie from way back called Harold and Maude? What is known as a "black", as in dark sense of humour, comedy. 21 Year old male attends funerals of people he doesn't know and while at one of these meets up with, and befriends, a 79 year old woman. Sounds weird and perhaps not very interesting but if you haven't seen it and have a ...... weird? ... sense of humour, then try to watch it. Music by Cat Stevens. Think this movie has become a classic amongst many movie goers.
Sorry if I've hijacked this thread but am curious to hear what others who have seen this movie, if any, have to say about it. Just hope it hasn't become ....... dated.
Hi ranetian !
I saw it back in the 70's and must say I still think about it sometimes...
Loved the way Harold antagonized his mother with all his "weird" stunts.
You can watch more of Hal Ashby's movies which were all great: The Last Detail (Jack Nicholson), Coming Home (John Voight and Jane Fonda), and Being There, which was Peter Sellers's last movie and also about Death.
Or aren't they more like a "Celebration of Life"... ? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000797/?ref_=tt_ov_drRe: Hal Ashby underrated?
by buby1987 » Fri Sep 30 2005 01:23:39
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Post Edited: Fri Sep 30 2005 01:26:12
Ashby was truly great with actors -- Lee Grant won Best Supporting Actress for Shampoo, Jane Fonda and Jon Voight won Oscars for Coming Home, Melvyn Douglas won for Being There. Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid were nominated for Last Detail, Jack Warden was nominated for Shampoo, Bruce Dern and Penelope Milford were nominated for Coming Home, Peter Sellers was nominated for Being There. That's 4 acting wins and 10 nominations in six years (1973-1979).
Maude (Ruth Gordon) was also "fantastic" as Minnie Castevet in Roman Polanski's 1968 movie Rosemary's Baby wich I also highly recommend...
And don't worry about viewing "dated" movies as some are truly "Chefs-d'oeuvre/Masterpieces" and withstand the test of "Time"...
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