Sunset Boulevard (1950)
poster language: French
The artistic device of showing a strip of movie film keeps cropping up with this one. It wasn't the only movie about movies/movie stars, was it?
This extraordinary film has moved the whole world, says the French tagline.
Suck Me Shakespeer, 2013 - ★ https://letterboxd.com/hagedose/film/suck-me-shakespeer/ #Letterboxd #Cinemastodon
Blog post: The Truman Show 25 years later has totally different feel to it.
The Rat Catcher, 2023 - ★★★★ https://letterboxd.com/hagedose/film/the-rat-catcher-2023/ #Letterboxd #Cinemastodon
Favorite new-to-me films from September:
• Bright Victory (1951)
• A Letter for Evie (1946)
• City Girl (1930)
• High Tension (1936)
The Swan, 2023 - ★★★½ https://letterboxd.com/hagedose/film/the-swan-2023/ #Letterboxd #Cinemastodon
Danny Glover is Santa in Disney's Comedy 'The Naughty Nine' Teaser
Flora and Son, 2023 - ★★★½ https://letterboxd.com/hagedose/film/flora-and-son/ #Letterboxd #Cinemastodon
Silence Has No Wings 1966 ‘とべない沈黙’
Directed by Kazuo Kuroki
Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this allegorical and oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life’s turning points. #Cinemastodon #Japan #Cinema
"He was by his whole style and nature so much the most deeply 'silent' of the silent comedians that even a smile was as deafeningly out of key as a yell."
—James Agee on Buster Keaton (and other silent comedy greats), Life magazine, 1949:
From Mexico, a Caped Crusader Who Wrestled Like No Woman Before Her
Your first recommendation for this month is the wild and wonderful TerrorVision. Is it actually scary or impressively gory? No, but it's goofy fun and quite unlike anything else you may have seen. And I've always had a soft spot for it.
Traffic in Crime (1946)
The poster gives no clue what the story is and Wikipedia has nothing either. Curious. Someone please find this movie and update the Wiki page. “Traffic in Crime” is unhelpful as a title too.
October begins with this bit of fun.
Shortcomings, 2023 - ★★★
Watched Avengers: Infinity War. I remember really enjoying this in theaters but haven't seen it since. Dang, it holds up. Maybe it's just that I'm more attached to these characters, but the “silly meet ups" feel way less silly, and the jokes don’t interrupt the deep scenes.
Spider-Man still hits the way it did in theaters and this one has to be considered the Empire Strikes Back of this franchise.
Party Girl (1958)
poster language: French
“Traquenard” apparently means "trap" though French has at least one other word for that, “piege” so there must be some extra layer of meaning maybe? Messy poster, no artistic merit I can see. What is that guy in the middle holding? It looks about as substantial as a chopstick.
SAW X (2023) #Review
The best Saw sequel since Ben KIngsley's Oscar Winning performance in Gandhi.
Characters you don't care about getting tortured while you eat the special Saw X Entrails Red Vines!
Meg Penny and Tobin Bell = Best White Rap Group Ever.
This Saw X (2023) Review Has Jigsaw Teaching You A Valuable Lesson On Keeping Your National Parks Clean! (#Link Below)
First #Spooktober watch. Accidental.
My boyfriend and I thought it would be a cool start... #TheFly....
The 80s classic. Jeff Goldblum. Geena Davis. Let's do it. This is fun. We got some catching up to do...
I didn't expect this tragedy, this emotion and this power. I was gasping and screaming at the TV in the meantime. A great film experience that questions what it means to be human. Wow. I loved this one...
🍂🎥 Ready for some Fall movie-watching?
Check out my collab with Letterboxd, Dating the Movies: October to find a film for every day of the month, set on that day: https://letterboxd.com/crew/list/dating-the-movies-october/
🎃 And a holiday bonus: my mega-list of movies taking place on Halloween: https://letterboxd.com/crew/list/dating-the-movies-halloween/
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
The Ritz Littlefield! https://cinematreasures.org/theaters/23210 I assume it's that one. This film is based on a true story but according to Wikipedia, not very true to it. Full marks for calling your op “Operation Anthropoid” though.
High Sierra (1941)
poster language: French
Nicely placed bush there, concealing from us who's lying face down in the desert. It could be Bogart! You'll have to watch to see.
This movie is kind of called "The Great Escape" in French but also “His last flight” in Dutch so the Dutch get a hint that the rest of us don't.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, 2023 - ★★★★½ https://letterboxd.com/hagedose/film/the-wonderful-story-of-henry-sugar/ #Letterboxd #Cinemastodon
#Zoolander was released in movie theaters 22 years ago yesterday.
"Did you ever think that maybe there's more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking?"
Night and the City (1950)
Bit of a mess aesthetically, the composition just doesn't work. Tiny hint that the city is London if you squint at that blue silhouette. This is a pretty wild movie, with a lot more pro wrestling content than you'd think.
Clara Bow’s fifty-fourth movie was No Limit, produced between September and October, 1930, with location filming in New York between 17 - 30 October. The movie was released on January 24, 1931. Clara played Helen “Bunny” O’Day. Gloria Jacobson stood in as Clara’s double.
The Red House (1947)
There's a red house, I get it.
These posters almost always have a couple embracing, I'm going to say as a nod to potential viewers that there was at least some romance/hint of sex in the movie. But so often there seems to be a consent issue. Is his face pressed up against hers because she likes him, or is this a kind of pushing boundaries thing?
Student: What’s your favorite #film ?
Me: 2001…and The Godfather…Parts I AND II….Andrei Rublev….Wings of Desire and Lawrence of Arabia and Drive My Car and The Big Lebowski oh and There Will Be Blood don’t forget Network and Parasite not to mention La Dolce Vita and The Leopard and Masculine Feminine of course Nashville….I forgot Fanny and Alexander…and then there’s Brazil…Malcolm X..
[student slowly backs away]
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Finally Published My Review: Sci-Fi Action 'The Creator' - This Movie Isn't Really About A.I. https://onfs.net/48w933e
Really had to get this off my chest!! Wrote my review about how, even though this movie has robots & A.I. in it, it's not actually about A.I. as we know it in 2023. 🤖 It's about how America will exterminate anything it deems a threat to its way of life without any understanding.
The Keystone Cops (often spelled "Keystone Kops") are fictional, humorously incompetent policemen featured in silent film slapstick comedies produced by Mack Sennett for his Keystone Film Company between 1912 and 1917.
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Portland Exposé (1957)
I guess there was a series of these “[city name] exposé” movies at the time? I've seen a few along the way. I would never have guessed Portland was going to be one of them. Keep Portland Weird, I guess.
Why no accent on exposé? that's really going to bug me. Technically this poster says Portland, expose! in the imperative case.
Thank you for your Christmas movie poll nominations. I have enough nominations to run a poll in the fortnight before Christmas. Before then, starting next week, I’d like to run a series of short genre polls, lasting a week or a fortnight, depending upon the number of nominations. To start, I’d like to invite you to nominate your favourite romantic comedies. My #1 is City Lights. What’s yours?
Witness to Murder (1954)
poster language: Spanish
Wow this is trashy. Gary Merrill looks like a total dork, and what on earth is going on with her and that wall? She's not just a witness, she's the ONLY witness according to the Spanish title.
At first I thought that image of Edward G holding the other man was them on the ground, but that little drawing on the left is the same image but showing us that the unconscious guy is half out of a window? Is EGR saving him or dropping him? I may never know because I have 308 movies in my to-be-watched pile and this isn't even one of them.
It's new #TheXenopod day at TAKE ONE! @simonxix & @JimGR scrape the bottom of the franchise's barrel with #AliensVsPredatorRequiem. Listen to them (over?)analyse the film's nasty and unpleasant conservatism, and ridiculously dark tone and visuals: https://takeonecinema.net/thexenopod/avpr/
U.S. Army - June 26, 1945 Yank magazine photo (color version) of Marilyn Monroe as Norma Jeane Dougherty
Date: 26 June 1945
Source: Yank, the Army Weekly
Author: U.S. Army photographer David Conover's shot
Extracted from Wikipedia. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MarilynMonroe_-_YankArmyWeekly.jpg
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So a convo here has inspired me to ask #CineMastodon and the rest of the hive mind: in a Film History course what are the do or die #experimentalfilm selections? What are your favorites or the essential films to show? Features or shorts welcome. For me it’s Scorpio Rising and Un Chien Andalou #FilmMastodon #avantgarde #film. FYI image below has no eye trauma but it will remind one of it if you’ve seen the film.
Favourite Movie Quote Poll
Final. Result: “Open the pod bay doors, HAL." 50.5% v 49.5% “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" Votes: 84 - 83. Phew, that was close!
I’ve been posting movie polls since 1 January 2023, and many of you have voted on them consistently, so I think we’ve earned a break 🙂
Many thanks for all your votes and boosts. And special thanks to the regular supporters 👍
Favourite Movie Quote Poll
Semi-Finals. Match-up #2. Result: “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" 57% v 43% “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
Many thanks for your votes and boosts.
Final. Please vote for your favourite movie quote below 👇
“Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
“Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"