Favorite Scene Theater: Bedazzled (1967)
Time for a larf, eh guv? And yes, how can anybody pick just one favorite scene from BEDAZZLED, easily one of the best comedies ever made (italics mine) and an archetypal 1960’s film if there ever was. Written by the brilliant duo of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, directed by Stanley Donen, BEDAZZLED tells the Faustian tale of a meek suicidal who gets seven wishes from Beelzebub — each which goes disastrously wrong. Besides being hilarious, the film is actually about something and tackles religion in a way few films can or have. In this scene, George Spiggot aka The Devil tries to show Stanley Moon his point of view. I love the way Moon keeps mocking Spiggot on his pranks until…well, you’ll see. And of course, Peter Cook is in the pantheon of cinematic Satans. Amen.