I haven’t actually seen The Party but the list is here:
“This time, the 1,800 voters across the country - directors, screenwriters, actors, critics, historians and “cultural leaders” were asked to vote for what we thought were the 100 funniest movies of the past 100 years.”
But I’m guess the reason it’s not in the list is because they didn’t actually ask filmgoers.
I think lots of those films were there just because they’re “classics”, not whether they’re funny or not.
They showed the Seven Year Itch recently on AMC and I could barely sit through it. Miss Monroe’s acting is horrid, but hey I guess we’ll never know if she coulda learned to act… The movie makes you wince because you know lines were written as gags and they’re just embarassing.
Chaplin’s films were great, enjoyable films, I didn’t find most of them actually funny. (There’s a scene in Empire Strikes Back taken from City Lights). And Young Frankenstein didn’t make the list? That’s the only Mel Brooks film I really liked.
Well screw the AFI (and the ATF while we’re at it. ), they wouldn’t know a funny movie if it trotted up and bleeted at them.
Of course, we all know what the funniest movie of all time is…