Thursday, September 23, 2010
"Airplanes,Trains, and Cars"-This Title Would Not Have Made It
"Airplanes, Trains, and Cars" could have been a title for this movie, but could not have brought the smooth-fitting tempo it deserved. And, it could not have fit the two unifying and high-level comedic performances that bring this story home. Steve Martin and John Candy deftly pilot, chug, and drive home this comedy of climate and technology foibles, complicated by the unpredictable human elements. "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" fits these actors' tempo. Within the framework of snowstorm and seemingly endless transportation glitches, life dumps on their characters trying to get home for Thanksgiving...in spite of each other. Martin and Candy lead this hilarious story to its moving end--with comic misdirection via planes, trains, and cars...er, automobiles.
Labels: comedy, John Candy, movies, rhythm, Steve Martin, Thanksgiving, titles, trains planes and automobiles, words, writing
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