Advented: day twelve

On-going series, once a day until Christmas, offering as its treat a book, film, piece of music or other worthy experience. Check them out. It’s my gift to you.

Day twelve – The Naked Gun

Two weeks ago today, on the 28th of November 2010 the actor Leslie Nielsen passed away. I love Airplane! and the Naked Gun trilogy so settling on one film to feature as part of Advented was difficult but in the end I plumped for the first The Naked Gun.

A spoof detective film featuring the hapless Lt Frank Drebin of Police Squad, its humour lies in the fact that Nielsen as Drebin is largely unaware of the comedy all around him, even whilst participating in it. There are enough great sight gags in there to make it worth your while to keep your eyes on the screen. It’s perfect for a bit of hilarity over the festive period. Acquire yourself a copy, and by the end of it you’ll appreciate the magnitude of Leslie Nielsen’s passing.


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