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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Jul 28, 2013.
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Would Wizard of Oz qualify as a road movie?
"Vacation" was my all time favorite road trip movie.
Road to Singapore (1940)
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Road to Morocco (1942)
Road to Utopia (1946)
Road to Rio (1947)
Road to Bali (1952)
The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
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The 'Road...' Films of Hope, Crosby and Lamour
Road to the Fountain of Youth
In 1977, plans were developed to reunite Hope, Crosby and Lamour for one final Road... film. Given the advanced ages of the three stars, the film was to feature the characters reminiscing about past adventures, possibly including clips from the previous films. However before the production could get anywhere, Crosby suffered a heart attack while playing golf in Spain and, sadly, never recovered.
Yup. Hard to beat Hope and Crosby.
I use love the Hope and Crosby road movies. Dorothy Lamour was a classic beauty.
I haven't looked at the list, but surely they included the Canonball Run flicks, the Smokey and the Bandit flicks and Damnation Alley.
And you'd be wrong. At least Planes Tranes and Automobiles was in there.
The Outlaw Josey Wales! Not a conventional road trip movie, tho. Trail trip, maybe?
Didn't Thelma and Louise have a car travel theme, or at least, scene? (never saw the film in its entirety.)
"He leaves a trail of dead bodies"
I thought of that one while I was trying to remember the one in Texas with Goldie Hawn and about 1,000 cop cars ... "Sugarland Express"
Then again, when you think "Easy Rider", you think "CC and Company" with Joe Namath and Ann Margaret
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. (1963)
Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
Two Lane Blacktop was one of the first movie titles to pop into my head. I've never even seen it, and don't know what it is about, but I used to buy Esquire Magazine's Dubious Achievement Award issue every year, and they gave themselves an award for predicting that Two Lane Blacktop would be the movie of the year.
Around The World in Eighty Days.....
I'm really glad you posted this as I keep feeling really old when I quote Ecclesiastes 1:9 that "there is nothing new under the Sun."
With that said, for me Easy Rider is a road movie superficially. IMHO it really was a counterculture-themed independent film that altered the movie-making landscape at the end of the 1960's.
When I saw that list in the Chronicle that included it with National Lampoon's Vacation part of me died. That's what happens when you get old. Pieces just die when somebody like a former SF Chronicle travel editor Jeanne Cooper puts those two films on the same list. Where is Herb Caen when I need him.
Top 2 all time, any list is bogus without them:
OK, for those of us whose parents didn't let us watch more than a half hour of TV a day, what are those, please?