Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
OK, keep us informed. : )
Usually, I'm a pro at channel surfing but they had it synced with the other show I was watching on Smithsonian. Tombstone hasn't been on in a few weeks anywhere, so I was willing to put up with the horrible commercials.
I will, in the other thread of course.
I just had to post that!
gotcha..the BD is pretty reasonable. Looks OK...
Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore
"Peggy Sue Got Married" - my wife had never seen it and she loved it.
To Catch A Thief (1955)
Grace Kelly in her most dazzling role, imho. The playful banter between Kelly & Grant is wonderfully entertaining. The views and colors of the French Riveria captured by Hitchock are worth the price of admission alone. Every time I watch this film, I can help but be captivated again and again by Grace Kelly - she was one in a million (her and Audrey Hepburn, of course). Cary Grant is as smooth as ever - charming, witty, and on point in every scene. The suspense is not the usual Hitchock "thriller," but the balance of Grant's pursuit of the cat burglar and the comedic chemistry between Grant/Kelly make it one of Hitchock's underrated gems. The dialogue is witty and quick, and I found myself rewatching a few scenes (especially the picnic scene) to catch all the great lines.
“- John Robie: You're here in Europe to buy a husband.
- Frances Stevens: The man I want doesn't have a price.
- John Robie: That eliminates me.”
Joyless Street (1925) Hacked to pieces Swedish film reconstructed to cash in on Greta Garbo. 55 minutes ( including the main plot, at least one murder, a woman sleeping with a butcher in exchange for meat, a fire and half the characters) missing. Does it make sense? How could it.
Though it's been a couple years or more, I liked the film. Maybe I saw a longer reconstruction? I don't know.
1970 Japanese vampire movie - Vampire Doll
I've seen worse, but it's pretty poor. Thumbs down.
To make a generalization, Asian horror doesn't do much for me.
Blues Brothers UHD
I watched it on YouTube and then looked it up. It seems the complete film is out on video. Garbo is really good in it but the point of the film seems to be the contrast between her and the girl who ends up killing the butcher but you only ever see her in one scene in the edited version. The director made it as a harsh political statement while the edit is merely star spotting.
The Virgin Suicides (1999).
Great movie, beautifully made, captivating.
(I had seen this maybe 20 years ago or so, so it was new to me)
2103 Taiwanese film by Tsai Ming-liang
Surreal and very challenging. Some scenes continue for upwards of ten minutes without any dialogue or movement.
Let’s now get back to the topic which was the last movie we watched.
Jurassic World - 4/10
Daddy Day Care
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