We could keep a record and add to it as a group--- It might be interesting to see a thread with just seen movies--and from people around the world. It wouldn't have to be a first viewing either.
You could just list it OR list it and briefly comment on it right after seeing it. (add posters too if you want...)
This would make a good record what you viewed and when. It also would also give us an opportunity to see what others, here, are seeing in a more immediate format. My experience has been that I see so many movies, I often forget to write them down after seeing them. Here is the place to "write them down" right away, before you forget them. It also would give us an opportunity to get immediate reactions to the movies, documentaries, TV movies, etc. --good or bad
Edit - It might be nice to tell us where (or how) you saw the movies: Theater DVD Blu-Ray Streaming channel YouTube (with link) Recorded on DVR from TV (with call letters), for example TBS or Channel 4 in the UK Etc
I would like to see some entries from MORE of my fellow GG players too--or don't you watch movies anymore?
Breathless (1960) – a must see, right? I finally saw it last night and thought it dull and rather stupid. I suppose the depiction of a rootless, amoral, and violent youth culture, at least partly imported from the US, had some novelty when it came out, and the quick looks at hip Parisian life had some style, but this is a badly dated, indifferently acted, and very disappointing film. 5/10.
Test Pilot (1938) - first full viewing 3 Oscar nominations--including Best Picture--no Oscar.
I prefer seeing Myrna Loy without William Powell..........great personality but no Oscar nominations.
Absolutely love Test Pilot. DirectorFleming and the entire cast are at the top of their games, from the largest roles to the smallest (Gloria Holden especially stands out in the role of Mrs. Benson), and Loy's onscreen chemistry with both Gable and Tracy matches that she had with Powell.
It's got everything from intimate human drama to action spectacle, deftly traverses mood and tone shifting from light banter to gut-wrenching tragedy, and does so with brisk and energetic spontaneity that is as fresh today as it must have been 80 years ago (80 years! Aaack! I think it was only 20 years old when I first saw it).
Little Men (1998) / Rodney Gibbons I was surprised how many times this has been remade. However, I totally enjoyed watching this version with Mariel Hemingway playing Jo (March) Bhaer and Chris Sarandon playing her husband, Fritz Bhaer, as they run a school for sponsored boys. Of course, this story is a continuation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Another grown-up member of the March family that appears in this story is Jo's sister, Meg--now Meg Brooke.
There are just so many things to search and find while streaming.
Crime and Punishment 1935, directed by Josef von Sternberg, starring Peter Lorre, Edward Arnold, Mrs Patrick Campbell and others. Edward Arnold has a field day as he plays a cat and mouse game with Raskolnikov, and at least in this adaptation, has the best and more interesting part, while Lorre seams stuck in old German style acting. Done on an obvious sparse budget, director von Sternberg manages with camera angles and shadows and lightning make it look a bit richer.
The first to not engage as well the others. Fog and water hid much of the action. It rather felt like a "filler" with real story advancement tacked on at the end. Snake tongue flicking Mad Eye Mooney = Azkaban remains the favorite.
Haven't been able to view much lately, but The Hanging Tree
I did enjoy The Hanging Tree , myself....just an interesting story.. Maria Schell was an interesting star who didn't get enough credit. She really played a key element to this movie, which was partially directed by Karl Malden.
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Mar 1, 2018 2:50:16 GMT
Since nobody answered my question regarding shorts, I will say that I just watched the 1908 special effects short film The Thieving Hand, which I enjoyed even though the ending is incomplete. It was produced by the Vitagraph company, of which few of their films survive. The film is about a one-armed man who gets a new arm from a limb shop, but the arm cannot be controlled by him and starts stealing things...