Dinner at Eight
Directed by: George Cukor
Written by: Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, Donald Ogden Stewart
Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow
Erik: Here's a line from the upcoming Billy Crystal remake of Dinner at Eight: "Dinner? I'm a Jew, what do I know from dinner? Oy!" You know what's less funny than Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed? Nothing. Dinner at Eight stars two different Barrymores. If that doesn't act as some sort of Katherine Hepburn death's head "danger! keep out!" sign, here's an IMDB user review: "Dinner at Eight is one of the consummate movie buff's movies!" BRRRRRR.
Seanbaby: Back in 1933, having dinner as late as 8 o'clock was edgy and controversial. That's why when they remade it in 1989, the only way to keep the same edginess was to rename it Dinner at a Dead Hooker's Ass Crack.
Directed by: Walter! Hill!
Written by: Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. De Souza, and Walter! Hill!
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham, Marcelino Sanchez
(Yellow color denotes involvement in The Warriors)
Erik: It was luck of the draw, but it sort of validates our entire process that we not only found a funnier movie for this spot, but a funnier movie that even has "eight" in the title.
Seanbaby: Luck of the draw, my ass. The Calculando Calrissian 2000 has layers and layers of crafty complexities. In some languages, "48 Hours" means "The American Film Institute wouldn't know funny if it put on a ballet dancer costume and became roommates with Charro." Things like that are all taken into consideration by the C.C. 2000, and will eventually be used against us with disastrous results.