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None More Black

by Craig J. Clark

Created 09/28/12

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Black comedy, that is. A Top Ten List in honor of Eating Raoul's auspicious entry into the Collection.

21 comments

  • By The Narrator Returns
    September 29, 2012
    10:25 AM

    Great list. I'd probably add Naked to it.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      September 29, 2012
      11:00 AM

      You're right. That would have been a good addition. Come to think of it, Naked Lunch might have fit in as well.
  • By Drew Phillips
    October 22, 2012
    12:12 PM

    I love black comedy, and it's no wonder that these are all my favorite films in the collection!
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      October 22, 2012
      09:58 PM

      I know I certainly appreciate it when Criterion goes out on a limb.
  • By Don
    October 28, 2012
    06:26 PM

    Awesome list! These are all worthwhile and thought provoking films. Some ideas for some films that walk the line between darkness and humor although maybe not as clearly as most of these films. I feel like the Honeymoon Killers would fit right in, or maybe that film is not funny at all and there is just something wrong with me! Also The Naked Kiss has something darkly funny about it as does the Japanese film House. Still your list is awesome as is! Thanks!
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      October 29, 2012
      02:30 PM

      Thanks for chiming in!
  • By Sidney
    November 21, 2012
    05:26 PM

    I loved that you added Eatin Raoul. It is probably my favorite film on your list.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      November 22, 2012
      02:24 PM

      I just watched that again last night. Criterion really did a superb job on it.
  • By Scott
    November 22, 2012
    12:21 AM

    Great list gave me a lot of new additions to my list of films to see. I would probably add Shock Corridor. Loved that film, was so creepy, campy, ridiculous, and wonderful all at the same time.
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  • By Ryan R.
    November 24, 2012
    07:07 PM

    Love this list. If I had a suggestion to add it would definitely be Milos Forman's The Firemen's Ball.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      November 24, 2012
      10:59 PM

      Shockingly enough, that's one I still haven't gotten around to seeing. I should remedy that at some point.
  • By Sleestak
    November 25, 2012
    01:21 AM

    Wish I had a copy of Blood for Dracula. Bring this back or you will suffer the judgement of Caligula-Bob Criterion!
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  • By jerryjuiceteria
    November 26, 2012
    05:14 PM

    being john malkovich!
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    • By jerryjuiceteria
      November 26, 2012
      05:17 PM

      ...would be a good addition to this list because it's hilarious though it may not be a rote black comedy
  • By Clint Stroman
    November 28, 2012
    08:52 AM

    Ver disappointed The Ruling Class is not on this list, one of my favorite black comedies and one of Peter O'Tooles best roles.
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    • By Clint Stroman
      November 28, 2012
      08:52 AM

      *Very
    • By Craig J. Clark
      November 28, 2012
      10:41 PM

      You're absolutely right. It's been far too long since I've seen that.
  • By AP
    December 23, 2012
    04:09 PM

    No Withnail & I?
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      December 27, 2012
      06:34 PM

      Withnail & I is in a class by itself.
  • By JustinDW
    December 29, 2012
    10:07 AM

    Great list! I love black comedy, real black comedy that is. This list is comprised of some true classics of the genre. Eating Raoul, Harold and Maude and Blood for Dracula are among my favorites! Just bought myself the Rialto box set which comes with Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which I have not yet seen. Now I'm extra excited!
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  • By CINEMATIC
    March 25, 2014
    05:55 PM

    The pornographers may be one of the greatest ever !!!
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