Camp classics that AREN'T about an over-the-top woman character
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/12/2018|
Great answer, R1. I think the early James Bond flicks have achieved a kind of camp status.
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Thank you, OP! I was on board the whole "camp classic" thing until I noticed that almost all of them involved histrionic females. Meanwhile, there are tons of equally campy movies involving over the top men or scenery chewing by male actors.
Moving right along, my definitive pick is The Oscar, starring Stephen Boyd. He is so over the top, and there are so many unintentionally funny moments. The funniest moment for me is the reaction shock from Jack Soo in the scene below, who's playing Frankie Fane's "houseboy." It never gets old no matter how many times I watch it.
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I think The Big Knife is worthy of camp if not for Rod Steiger. He is so damned ridiculous, and the entire thing is overacted to hell and back.
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Behind the Candelabra
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It's not necessarily a campy movie, but The Robe had one of the campiest performances of all time, Jay Robinson as Caligula.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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"Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Glen or Glenda," two of Edward D. Wood's disasterpieces.
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"The Thing with Two Heads" - Ray Milland and Rosey Grier
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Mahogany. My favorite scene: a rail thin Anthony Perkins in a physical "struggle" with Billy Dee Williams. Perkins is hilarious. He's supposed to be playing a an egotistical sleazebag who uses his photography to sexually dominate women, but he just comes across as a bitter closet case.
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I know that it was supposed to be stupid but it's still incredibly campy.
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"SAY HELLO TO MY LIDDLE FRIEND!"
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|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/12/2018|
R11? I like "Mahogany" too, but that film is CERTAINLY a classic which absolutely ISS about "an over-the-top woman character." We love you, R11.
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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
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Remember the definition of Camp: when straight people attempt to be serious- but fail.
Flash Gordon; Caligula; Patch Adams; The Day The Clown Cried; Mandingo; Can't Stop The Music; Beyond The Sea; Manos: The Hands of Fate; Battlefield Earth; The Room; Road House; Convoy; Freddy Got Fingered; Corky Romano; License To Drive; Blacula; Troll 2
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R15, is that a WOMAN playing Mahogany? I thought that it was Ben Vereeniging.
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La cage au folles..
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/12/2018|
[quote][R11]? I like "Mahogany" too, but that film is CERTAINLY a classic which absolutely ISS about "an over-the-top woman character."
I don't know what movie you watched, but Mahogany was not about an "over the top" woman at all. Being occasionally "sassy" isn't being over the top.
Now if you want to see what over the top looks like:
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Camp = so bad that it's actually good
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Jupiter Ascending is so dripping with excess (with its bizarre mash ups of different artistic styles, genres, alien types, homages to 15 different sci-fi movies and bizarre subplots) that it explodes cheese.
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Yawn, R22 getting in the last word. Yawn.
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No. Nothing "over-the-top" about Mahogany......
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/12/2018|
[quote]No. Nothing "over-the-top" about Mahogany......
Wow, an ass clown who clearly didn't watch the movie and only knows about it through memes and clips.
If you had actually watched the movie, you'd know that that that was the scene when Mahogany's psycho photographer--who'd been stalking her and making threats--had gunned the car at top speed with the full intention of killing them both. He started screaming at her to "show me fear," so that's what she did. She was trying to humor him so he wouldn't kill her.
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^MUCH, MUCH, MUCH too invested in the topic. You're stewing while I'm LMAO.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/12/2018|
I'm going to add Mad Max (1979). Proof that hillbillies are not exclusive to the southern U.S. And the dubbed dialog makes it even nuttier.
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James Brolin, Master Thespian: Gable And Lombard; The Amityville Horror; Capricorn One; The Car.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/12/2018|
Simple, mundane, insignifant points re "Mahogany" which prove I've seen the film several times:
Mahogany's name is really Tracey Chambers - The first part is set/filmed in Chicago - Billy D's character is named "Bryan" and Diana sings "People stop that sighin' and get out to vote for Bryan" - the snooty Dept Store manager is actress Nina Foch of "An American in Paris" and Pharaoh's daughter in "Ten Commandments - Diana Ross' character tries to impress Billy D in an Italian bistro by ordering in Italian as the waiter asks in a NY accent "Whadda ya want, lady?" - When she first arrives in Rome, the cabbie takes her bills from her hand, and she takes some back - Whatever the models name in the pictures on Sean McAvoy's wall, Diana says "_____. she's MAGNIFICENT!" - Jean-Pierre Aumont's character yells out in the fashion show "TWENTY MILLION LIRA!!!!!" saving the day - Diana trips on the seamstress, yelling "YOU! COME OVER HERE! **snap** RIGHT NOW! - As Sean shoots the models at the Dept Store, he tells the one who looks sort of like Raquel Welch "It's too horny, honey" - Bruce Villanch makes an appearance and tells Diana he needs a secretary when she shows her designs to him - Diana is twirling in a multi rainbow colored creation as Sean shoots her while Jermaine Jackson's "She's the Ideal Girl" plays in the background - Sean and Bryan struggle over a gun which Bryan actually pulls the trigger on while pointed in Sean's mouth, Sean laughs and keeps saying "Bye-bye, fella" - Diana appears to be assessed for being the face of "Gavilla?" dressed in all yellow as the executives ogle her unimpressed, Carlotta pipes up and says "I AM GAVILLA! When can you start?" - Ending "Mr, you've got my vote" **kiss**
I'm very bored at the moment, haha
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/12/2018|
Roadhouse, maybe some Charles Bronson movies.
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Dressed To Kill.
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The Ten Commandments
Land of the Pharoahs
Hot Rods to Hell
Kitten With a Whip
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/12/2018|
Sorry R33, Anne Baxter's Nefertiti is one of the great camp vamps of old Hollywood.
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The Who's Tommy
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Agreed, R34,but Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G.Robinson, Vincent Price, John Derek, Cedric Hardwick, and John Carradine all contribute mightily to the camp as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/12/2018|
^Don't forget the camp sound track. "Bring me the head of Moses." "I will - TO MINGLE WITH YOUR OWN!" ***Music*** DUH Duh duuuuuuuuuh....
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What a Way to Go!
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Urban Cowboy Psycho The Interns (old sixties ) Oliver reed (Oliver) Rex Harrison (My fair lady ) Blow out (👏🏻J Revolta)
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Yes to "Urban Cowboy"!
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Elmer Gantry -- if you've never seen it, you should!
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This is a library... DUDE... not some big city music store!
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David Caruso IS male camp.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/14/2018|
Clash of the Titans Robinson Crusoe on Mars- I kid you not Journey to the Center of the Earth- Pat Boone Nude!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/14/2018|
[quote]I think the early James Bond flicks have achieved a kind of camp status.
Plenty: Hi, I'm Plenty—Plenty O'Toole!
James: Named after your father, perhaps?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/14/2018|
Staircase, with richard and rex
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/14/2018|
"Joey - do you like movies about gladiators?"
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Any Elvis movie
Any Troy Donahue movie
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/03/2018|
All the sixties and seventies cheap-ass horror movies starring Vincent Price.
The man was so fucking camp, he was a one-man army encampment!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/04/2018|
Most of the movies Nicholas Cage has done in the last 20 years
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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, recently shown on TCM. Prehistoric women in skimpy fur bikinis. Prehistoric men, with c.. 1970 lean physiques, haircuts, and facial hair, in skimpy loincloths. Dishy (as they'd say back when the film was made) Robin Hawdon as the male lead. He's got a very early-porn look about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/04/2018|