S484 – Great Comedy is Serious Stuff: Eight Truly Fun Films
Instructor: Kurt F. Stone, D.D.
According to Hollywood myth, a few moments before John Barrymore died, his brother Lionel asked him, “Jack: is dying difficult?” Brother John’s response? “Dying is easy, Lionel; it’s comedy that’s difficult.” Although the story is likely apocryphal, it nonetheless is true: making great comedy is terribly difficult. Perhaps that is why most comedic films don’t age all that well; what was laughable in 1935 or ’45, ’65, or even five years ago just isn’t all that funny today. Then there are those few comedic gems which stand the test of time. Come view eight films that are just as funny as the day they were released.