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Films Extolling the Virtues of Satire


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Now according to the definition below, a great start would be Monty Python's "Life of Brian" to lead any list of satires on film.

 

But you are welcome to add to it, being that the online lists don't really seem to understand the true meaning of "satire".

Now I would have no problem if you decide to instead write about movies starring a "satyr" as they can be quite enjoyable to watch also. They would be defined mostly as any of a class of lustful, drunken woodland gods usually partly looking like a man, with a horse's head and tail for the Greeks and for Romans more likely a goat's ears, tail, legs et cetera.
 

Here is the definition for the former not the latter:
 

"sat·ire
ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
noun
 
  1. the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
    synonyms: mockeryridiculederisionscorncaricatureMore
     
     
    • a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire.
      plural noun: satires
      "a stinging satire on American politics"
      synonyms: parodyburlesquecaricaturelampoonskitMore
       
       
    • a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire."
       
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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

Heathers (1988)

M*A*S*H (1970)

Catch-22 (1970)

Daisies (1966)

The Devil's Disciple (1959)

The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

The Inspector General (1933)

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The President's Analyst (1967)

When the Cat Comes (1963)

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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

Heathers (1988)

M*A*S*H (1970)

Catch-22 (1970)

Daisies (1966)

The Devil's Disciple (1959)

The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

The Inspector General (1933)

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The President's Analyst (1967)

When the Cat Comes (1963)

Nice list, Sans Fin!

 

There's two I haven't seen so I shall look for them.

 

Thanks.

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I think that one of my favorite franchises might qualify:SCREAM, SCREAM 2, SCREAM 3, SCREAM 4

 

And NETWORK

I'm tired of the crap here and I'm not going to take it anymore!

 

Excuse me, Roy while I go yell that out my twentieth floor window.

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Nothing Sacred comes to mind.

 

Ha, I thought you were meaning 'sacred satire' and you couldn't think of any.

(yike, laffite)

 

Best example so far for me is Catch-22 (Sansfin)

 

One, Two, Three (1962?) took a few pops at the Cold War.

 

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"Beat the Devil" (1953)

 

"Ace in the Hole" (1951)

 

"Some Like It Hot" (1959)

 

"Singin' In The Rain" (1952)

 

"S.O.B." (1981)

 

Two cartoons:

 

"The Booze Hangs High" (1930)-- satire of a Lost filmed operetta and a song from it.  Listen to the father pig in his first solo and you will hear a specific person and song from another Warners operetta being satirized.

 

"Hittin' The Trail For Hallelujah Land" (1930)--Takes a few specific shots at Universal's  1929 version of "Showboat", and Southern themed operettas in general.

 

Both cartoons are available on YouTube.

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Ann-Margret here could just as easily have intoned "Bye Bye Elvis" instead of "Birdie" when she sang her lament about a '50s Rock & Roll idol being drafted into the U.S. Army, and how it affected many American kids back in the day.

 

(...btw and speaking of "kids"...what's the matter them today?...why can't they be like we were?...perfect in every way!)

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One, Two, Three (1962?) took a few pops at the Cold War.

 

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As we here in the midwest commonly refer to carbonated soft drinks as "pop", I found some humor in this reply Laffite!  :D

 

 

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Like to mention the Comedy Channels "Drawned Together" that satired our favorite cartoon characters.

 

 

I am very sorry to say that I have seen three episodes only of this. It is quite very wonderful! It is sad to say that I can not speak of the best parts because it would be spoilers. "You can not say: slaughter without: laughter" indeed!

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As we here in the midwest commonly refer to carbonated soft drinks as "pop", I found some humor in this reply Laffite!  :D

 

 

Sepiatone

 

I wanted to say potshots but I didn't want a ruler to the knuckles from our local Autosenselessor.

:D

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How about DR Strangelove, the greatest black satire ever.

 

I can't disagree on one level, but then again,

 

There are some who'd say I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA  is the greatest "black" satire ever.  ;) 

 

 

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