Tuesday, January 17, 2006

'Smokey and the Bandit' (1977)


Anyone who deigns to understand America had better carefully study films such as this, else they will fail to appreciate one of our steely sinews: Appalachian culture, NASCAR, et al. Selah.

Even in its edited-for-TV version, with Sheriff Buford T. Justice's (Jackie Gleason) stream of epithets and vile oaths transmuted into milder language, this movie provokes free laughter every time it is aired. Uptight badge-heavy types are doomed to trash their patrol cars.

Common man beats pretentious, stuffed-shirt authority through brotherhood and sheer audacity. Easy laffs are lingua franca for the regular joes.

You gotcher ears on, good buddy, c'mon?

Comments:
Have a good time
 
I agree with ooranos above, though his Korean is infinitely better than mine.

Don't forget Sally Fields. She was a hottie in her time, espeically in them Gidget shows she did and the funky Nun costume was a real turn-on for sure.

Don't forget Jerry Reed, probably the most underestimated guitarist of all times. The boy was hot and funny too. Remember... Amos Moses was a Cajun. He lived by hisself inna swamp... I know we referred to Reed in a post many months ago, but the boy deserves more kudos than he's done received.
 
Yeah, Reed is a classic. I love how he gets revenge after getting beaten up at the biker bar. His spirit is irrepressible.
 
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