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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-04-16 10:07 am   Permalink

i looked and could not find a thread about this movie. of course, if you search the forum every third post is about a "party"

but i have noticed that this 1968 movie by blake edwards appears to be a seminal movie in many TC'er minds.

aside from my favorite catchphrase of all time (birdie num-num), i love the song "nothing to lose" sung by claudine longet, who incidentally was signed by herb alpert's a&m records about the same time as this movie (surprise)

wanted to point out that dimitri from paris' album "sacrebleu" covers the song quite wonderfully: track 4 - vocal, 18 - lounge instrumental.

enjoy the party! j$
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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-04-16 11:14 am   Permalink

Funny you should bring that up! I am totally thrilled to say that I registered the username 'birdynumnums' on Ebay the other day. I couldn't beleive it wasn't taken, so I had to have it!

 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2004-04-16 11:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

Johnny Dollar wrote:
i looked and could not find a thread about this movie. of course, if you search the forum every third post is about a "party"...but i have noticed that this 1968 movie by blake edwards appears to be a seminal movie in many TC'er minds...



J$~
True. There isn't an actual thread on this movie, but merely brief (honorable) mentions of it
here, here, and here.


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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-04-16 11:45 am   Permalink

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On 2004-04-16 11:14, tikifish wrote:
Funny you should bring that up! I am totally thrilled to say that I registered the username 'birdynumnums' on Ebay the other day. I couldn't beleive it wasn't taken, so I had to have it!



it had to be...

http://www.birdynumnum.com/

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-16 11:46 am   Permalink

This movie requires a new thread of it's own.

I rented it just to show my fiance what the hell I'm talking about every time I say 'birdie num-num' And the house is SO COOL. There should have been tikis by the pool.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-04-16 1:14 pm   Permalink

Birdi num num audio
http://www.petersellers.org/numnum.wav



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mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
Posts: 835
From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2004-04-16 1:24 pm   Permalink

What a funny movie. Years after I saw The Party I watched a few French movies made by Jacques Tati. (Movie Madness rents them here in Portland.) One of them had to have influenced Edwards as the main scene has that same "party spinning out of control" theme. I think the title is Playtime. Seems like there are about
five or six Tati movies that are available to rent. Mr. Hulot's Holiday is very funny and all are worth checking out.


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-04-16 2:19 pm   Permalink

I love Jacques Tati movies! How about the one (Mon Oncle) where a family lives in a ultra-modern house and throw a party, and Jacques Tati plays a guest who gets into all kinds of trouble with the modern gadgets? Hey, wait a minute, that's the same story that they used in The Party 10 years later! And Jacques Tati didn't have to speak a word to make it funny. Don't get me wrong, I like The Party. Peter Sellers and Jacques Tati are both comic geniuses.

 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-04-16 4:19 pm   Permalink

This is one of my all-time favorite movies. Dad took us to see it in the theatre when it came out. I was a little kid so that scene with the toilet paper was the funniest thing to me.

 
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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2004-04-16 4:43 pm   Permalink

LIVE the dream...
http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8605&forum=6&0

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mrtikibar
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Posted: 2004-04-16 4:44 pm   Permalink

I loved the scenes at the modern house where the couple are looking out the round windows and their heads move in tandem like giant eyeballs. No problem if you don't speak French as the humor in these films is mostly non-verbal.
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-04-16 5:38 pm   Permalink

When ever I feel myself getting grim around the mouth what words always bring a smile to my face.... That's right; num nums, Birdie num nums.
It feels good try it.
So Zazz.
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-04-16 7:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for starting this thread, Johnny Dollar! I haven't seen this movie yet, but I've heard enough references to it that it's been on my list for a while. Tonight's the night! I'm going to go pick up a copy, and Floratina's on her way over to watch it with me and drink champagne.

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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-04-17 02:03 am   Permalink

Is it available on DVD (either in the US or Europe)? I saw it about 8 years ago, found it WAY better than expected, but haven't seen a copy since.

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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-04-17 02:27 am   Permalink

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On 2004-04-17 02:03, Trader Woody wrote:
Is it available on DVD (either in the US or Europe)? I saw it about 8 years ago, found it WAY better than expected, but haven't seen a copy since.
Trader Woody


Netflix has it. This is surely the coolest
bachelor pad around (in this movie).
P.S., This was the movie where I fell in love with Carol Wayne.

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