- Acting of Lead Performers
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- Historical Importance
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Is Great
- Dave Cheney
I've just read the three previous reviews and only one feels as I do that this is one of the greatest movies ever. Having said that I've gotta say that this movie is not a children's movie. The other two reviewers didn't get it that the story, written by Ian Fleming who also wrote the James Bond: 007 stories, is an adult story that also appeals to children and/or young people. Many of the actors were also seen in the James Bond films. I first saw the movie in 1968 With my wife and five year old son in the drive-in and I was immediately mesmerized by this story within a story. I was so enthralled that it was difficult to tell difference between the "story" and the "present" and that's just the point. In the end just when you think that you're back to the present the car takes off on its own to end the movie.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Bruce C
Without question a film gem from start to finish. The sands of time haven't dated this classic. Dick Van Dyke is his usual masterful self along side the delightful looker Sally Ann Howes. Dick tells the story quite wonderfully, keeping the attention of everyone. A true treasure that has a home at TCM.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
- Mr. Blandings
A larger-than-life children's classic that's fun for the whole family! Beautifully filmed with lots of heart, thrills, and catchy tunes. A little long and drawn out in parts (particularly the "Posh" song) ... and I wish the whole adventure wasn't set up to have been just a story the father was telling (a really silly thing to do since the car ends up flying away at the end anyway) ... but those are small points to make about a hugely memorable film. The child catcher gave me the creeps as a child and still does! **** out of *****
Childhood Classic still holds up
What kid doesn't love this film? Loved it as a kid. As an adult I appreciate the cinematography, production design, orchestrations, more so than when I was younger, this was an expensive production! Childhood film is still fun and the score is wonderful. With the Child Catcher, the Baron and Baroness, Grandpa Potts, the zeppelin and the flying car there's a lot going on. See it widescreen. The intermission sequence if a blast!