What's New Pussycat (1965) (above) - Woody Allen's first full feature original screenplay, and his first Hollywood acting role. Allegedly, "a film that perhaps sums up mid-'60s pop culture better than any other" (IMDB). My first experience with the film was on a flight from Paris back stateside. With very little expectations in place, the viewing had me beside myself in laughter. My abdomen was in a knot, and I imagine the person in front of me would have had something to say about it, had it not been for his pinot gris and Ambien cocktails. Starring the hysterical Peter Sellers - king of one of my favorite films of all time, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - and the dashing Peter O'Toole alongside a roster of beautiful actresses including the original Bond Girl, Ursula Andress, the film is satirical and ridiculous, not at all realistic, but entirely entertaining if you enjoy the absurd.
Here, Peter O'Toole and Romy Schneider: