Hey guys, was just wondering if anyone can recommend any worthwhile b & w comedies or auteur comedies.
The former I’m looking for something post 1950s excluding Woody Allen… the latter is something along the lines of “The Boss of it All” by Von Trier and “Satan’s Brew” by Fassbinder. Kind of random excursions into straight-comedy (though I haven’t seen Satan’s yet so I can’t really base that on anything other than plot descriptions).
Monkey Business (Howard Hawks, 1952)
A King in New York (Charlie Chaplin, 1957)
Lord Love a Duck (George Axelrod, 1966)
So, by “Autuer comedies”, you want comedies by auteurs not generally associated with comedy?:
After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick)
Prizzi’s Honor (John Huston)
B/W Comedies – post 50s:
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – Lester
BILLY LIAR — Schlesinger
THE APARTMENT — Wilder
ONE TWO THREE — Wilder