by HELEN GEIB
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The greatest pie fight in the history of cinema.
I’d say that the greatest pie fight is in Dr. Strangelove, but we never actually got to see it… so, it’s the best theoretical pie fight in the history of cinema. 0_<
Personally I found ‘The Great Race’ to be forced and unfunny not to mention long and corny as well. The pie fight scene goes on too long and how many times can you see a person get smacked in the face with a pie before it becomes redundant. I’ll take ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World’ over ‘The Great Race’ anyday.
I watched appro. 30 minutes of The Great Race. I couldn’t handle it. It was too cheesy for me, as well, and rather annoying. Maybe it’s actually, eventually, really good but I won’t find out for a while. I know that Helen loves it but she also grew up with it. 0_<
It is an old favorite but if I saw it for the first time today I would still love it for Jack Lemmon, the Ruritanian interlude and the homage to early cinema.
I will definitely watch it in its entirety one day. :O)
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