Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nick Rivers, Superstar



For some reason Top Secret, the 2nd feature by the guys who made Airplane!, isn't as well known as it should be; I, for one, think it's one of the most deliriously funny movies ever. The premise is brilliant -- an Elvis Presley musical crossed with a Cold War thriller -- and it goes from one outrageous gag to another with such speed that you can barely breathe sometimes. In any case, I wasn't surprised later when Oliver Stone cast Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison; after his impersonation of the King here, it was obvious he had the right moves for the Lizard King.

6 comments:

Kid Charlemagne said...

Wow, I totally forgot about this movie. In ways, it is actually the better of the two movies.

Geez, Kilmer looks like a teenager.

steve simels said...

And it's got tons of songs, all of them hysterical.

He does a ballad where he's trying to commit suicide -- by hanging, shoving his head in the oven, etc -- in front of an audience of screaming girls that's one of the best musical numbers ever filmed.

Complete with the Jordannaires....

NYMary said...

I think I prefer "Skeet Surfing," myself.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Oh, crap! Skeet Surfing! lol

NYMary said...

Yes, Skeet Surfing.

Anonymous said...

^^ nice blog!! ^@^

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