The Nutty Professor (1963)
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This is a film about how a very annoying, unfunny man miraculously transforms into a very annoying, unfunny man.
While, I don't find it as annoying as some other Jerry Lewis films (Sailor Beware), it still isn't funny at all. The recent American Blu-ray looks very good and I did like the initial transformation scene.
Funnily enough, I was the opposite of Khazar and I actually found Buddy Love to be more actively annoying then Professor Klemp.
I liked it a lot, although I'm not surprised by the negative comments. I don't blame them; Lewis' comedy is hard to stomach; but if it clicks with you, the other aspects of his filmmaking begin to shine. The costumes, the art direction and the cinematography are remarkable. He also knows how to begin and end scenes. It's easy to see why Cahiers loved him.
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This movie ranks #66 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #73 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #98 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #99 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
This movie ranks #217 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #299 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #405 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #412 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #505 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #617 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #636 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?