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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

S.O.B. DVD Review

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S.O.B. DVD Review

Synopsis: Felix Farmer’s (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops – and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It’s what master comedy director Blake Edwards calls “Standard Operating Bull,” the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B. Julie Andrews is a wholesome superstar about to alter her image…radically. Aiding and abetting the madness are William Holden, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit and more. Dialogue crackles like fat in a fire, gags range from dead-on deadpan to comedic broadsides, insights bristle and sting. Nothing standard here: S.O.B. is extraordinary.

Review: We love vintage film here at the Legion.  I had never heard of S.O.B. before it was released onto on demand DVD by the Warner Archive this month.  This one was made by the director of the Pink Panther and serves as a fantastic satire on Hollywood and the maniacs within.  The film focuses mainly on Felix, a producer that has recently fallen from grace.  A good portion of the movie has him trying, unsuccessfully, to kill himself off.  Yep, they make suicide amusing.  He later finds some dealings to get involved with, but twist after turn and things go crazy again!  This one was nonstop funny, we really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

Interest Range: Vintage Film