what was the last 'classic film' you watched and were knocked out by?

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french cancan (d. jean renoir, 1955)

just deliriously fun

ꙮ (map), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:49 (three months ago) link

ikiru

a (waterface), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:51 (three months ago) link

L'Avventura most recently.

calzino, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:53 (three months ago) link

Ikiru is an underappreciated classic.

I rewatched Casablanca not long ago. What a brilliantly scripted, acted and photographed film.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:54 (three months ago) link

Weird, you guys just listed 4 of the films I've rewatched this past week

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:57 (three months ago) link

There's a 4K Casablanca coming out soon I think.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:58 (three months ago) link

the suicide by drowning scene in sanju the bailiff ;;

calzino, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:58 (three months ago) link

Thanatopsis

Eric H., Wednesday, 5 October 2022 20:59 (three months ago) link

Haxan. A hundred years old and it has a scene with a lady kissing Satan's arse.

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 22:01 (three months ago) link

an old lady

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 22:33 (three months ago) link

I watched Haxan on mike's recommendation. He withheld the fact an old lady kissed Satan's arse.
They should put that sticker on the dvd/blu-ray case, its bound to sell.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 22:35 (three months ago) link

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing. Not sure how well known this one is outside of Canada, but Criterion Channel got it a month or so back. Anyway, it is delightful.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 22:46 (three months ago) link

I saw Tetsuo: The Iron Man on the big screen last month. Incredible.

Also, De Palma's Sisters.

jmm, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 23:09 (three months ago) link

Candyman. I had a prejudice against any 1990s horror film, but this was the real deal

Josefa, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 23:55 (three months ago) link

absolutely

calzino, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 23:56 (three months ago) link

Glass score is great as well

calzino, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 23:57 (three months ago) link

goat horror flick

Spottie, Thursday, 6 October 2022 05:39 (three months ago) link

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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing. Not sure how well known this one is outside of Canada, but Criterion Channel got it a month or so back. Anyway, it is delightful.

saw that in the theaters when it first came out and was utterly charmed and disarmed

H in Addis, Thursday, 6 October 2022 05:53 (three months ago) link

It was a while back, but I remember being genuinely surprised by Night of the Living Dead. It defied my expectations a couple of times. E.g. it has the typical "boorish jerk who disagrees with the hero so that there's a bit of conflict" character, but in almost every other horror film that character would be ironically killed by the monster whereas in Dead the character is (spoiler) (/spoiler) instead.

I think I was thrown by the fact that it looks like a much older film (shot in 1968, but in black and white) but has the feel of something from the 1970s. The makeup etc was poor but it had a genuine air of desperation and dread about it.

To this day I still haven't seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Hills Have Eyes because I tend to dismiss them as relics of a bygone age, but perhaps I'm way out of line.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 6 October 2022 18:16 (three months ago) link

Damn. I forgot that HTML doesn't care about whitespace. As a consequence that joke doesn't work. You were supposed to be fooled by the big empty space. I wanted you to highlight the empty space with your mouse, only to find that there was nothing there. In the empty space. You wonder if your browser was broken. You'd try Firefox instead. Or Edge. Or whatever. But still there would be nothing.

You'd wonder if it was a deliberate joke, or a mistake. All the empty space. It would haunt you. It would haunt you. You'd remember it, and you'd remember me. A little bit of me. You'd carry a little bit of me inside you. But because I forgot all about non-breaking spaces the effect was lost and none of that will happen. I will not be saved. Not by the god plutonium. I will not be saved.

Many years ago I remember seeing Jaws for the first time as a grown-up and thinking "this is much, much better than I remembered, in fact it's really well-made and well-acted and just generally superior". I have the impression that it took a while for the memory of the sequels - and the humanity-versus-animals genre - to be forgotten before people could appreciate it was a really good adventure film.

I remember seeing Badlands on television at a time when it wasn't yet a classic film - just an obscure 1970s crime flick - and thinking "this looks fantastic" and "Martin Short is not in this film" and "Sissy Spacek is the best Sissy Spacek". Ditto Get Carter, which for a long time was just another downbeat 1970s gangster film. I remember seeing on TV in the early 1990s and being struck at how nasty it was. I still believe that Sissy Spacek is the best Sissy Spacek. And Shelley Duvall is the best Shelley Duvall. Imagine if they had got married and had kids!

I keep getting Martin Short, Martin Shaw, Michael Sheen, and Martin Sheen mixed up. To an extent that I have started to doubt whether Martin Shaw is real and I'm convinced that Michael Sheen was in Lord of the Rings, but he wasn't.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 6 October 2022 18:43 (three months ago) link

I love watching movies with students in class; I'm seeing them anew. They liked or at worst admired Pickpocket, and discussing Bresson's use of sound and close-ups one student remarked on the film's queer elements. I went home buoyed.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 October 2022 18:45 (three months ago) link

yeah Pickpocket is one I'm going to watch again.

calzino, Thursday, 6 October 2022 18:55 (three months ago) link

Many years ago I remember seeing Jaws for the first time as a grown-up and thinking "this is much, much better than I remembered, in fact it's really well-made and well-acted and just generally superior". I have the impression that it took a while for the memory of the sequels - and the humanity-versus-animals genre - to be forgotten before people could appreciate it was a really good adventure film.

Jaws 3D was, unfortunately, the first Jaws I saw, so my experience was similar.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 6 October 2022 18:59 (three months ago) link

It was a while ago but Pennies from Heaven was a huge curveball that impressed the hell out of me

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 6 October 2022 19:01 (three months ago) link

lol I saw Jaws 3 with the 3d glasses on at the cinema as well, even the 3d was shit.

calzino, Thursday, 6 October 2022 19:01 (three months ago) link

return of the living dead!!! well overdue! takes on extra resonance during a global pandemic lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 October 2022 19:02 (three months ago) link

I can remember being absolutely horrified when the salty captain goes into the jaws of death at the end, it was horrifying as anything in Alien when you are a child.

calzino, Thursday, 6 October 2022 19:04 (three months ago) link

Dad took me to see Jaws 3 when I was… five, I guess? I closed my eyes most of the time, because obviously just seeing blackness and the sound of screams is much less scary

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:28 (three months ago) link

To answer the actual question it was “History is Made at Night” for its unashamed smorgasbord of genre-smushing and because Charles Boyer is the shit

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:31 (three months ago) link

"The Innocents" knocked me sideways recently, I'd never seen it before.

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:35 (three months ago) link

that one packs a punch for sure

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:56 (three months ago) link

Panique by Duvivier is a banger, great perf by Michel Simon as the arrogant, anti-social patsy in a gallic take on the old film noir love triangle plot. Amazing sets.

I already knew that French directors who stayed in the industry during Vichy got a rough time afterwards even if their work didn't have any propaganda elements, but have now learned that those who escaped to the US were also derided as cowards who abandoned their country. Can't win!

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 7 October 2022 11:06 (three months ago) link

It was a while ago but Pennies from Heaven was a huge curveball that impressed the hell out of me

― Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, October 6, 2022 2:01

There was a screening in maybe 2000 in L.A., with Steve Martin, Jessica Harper, Bob Mackie and others interviewed after. I don't remember who said it, but one of them said that this was the first time they'd seen the film with an audience that liked it.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 7 October 2022 13:42 (three months ago) link

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They could have joined the resistance! Made some real underground films.

nickn, Friday, 7 October 2022 16:49 (three months ago) link

last few classic films i watched that blew me away were "beau travail" and "daisies," both for being "art" movies that are also genuinely entertaining and hypnotic in their own ways, and "hud," for that bleak cynicism and paul newman playing a real shit (similar to "night of the living dead," it feels older than it is because of the black and white, so the nastiness of it is surprising)

na (NA), Friday, 7 October 2022 16:54 (three months ago) link

+1 on Beau Travail, that's some hardcore cinema.. (not sure it's officially a classic yet, it's from 1999)

A Brief Vacation by Vittorio De Sica was one that I found really touching.. yeah it's a melodrama but maybe that's something I respond to, also I'm really into TB sanatoriums

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 7 October 2022 19:25 (three months ago) link

Charles Boyer is the shit

― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, October 6, 2022

otm

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 October 2022 19:42 (three months ago) link

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Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 October 2022 19:46 (three months ago) link

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Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 October 2022 19:47 (three months ago) link

+1 on Beau Travail, that's some hardcore cinema.. (not sure it's officially a classic yet, it's from 1999)

Definitely a classic. Maybe one of the greatest endings ever too.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Friday, 7 October 2022 20:30 (three months ago) link

Yeah, pretty sure it's going to be top 50 in the forthcoming Sight & Sound poll.

Eric H., Friday, 7 October 2022 20:32 (three months ago) link

Not to make fun of another poster's confusion, but I can't stop laughing at the idea of Badlands starring Martin Short.

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 9 October 2022 02:23 (three months ago) link

i've had the week of and watched a film a day, a mix of old faves, unwatched dvds and recent bbc4 foreign things. the highlights were The Apartment and Throne Of Blood. and Phase IV

koogs, Sunday, 9 October 2022 15:31 (three months ago) link

"Not to make fun of another poster's confusion, but I can't stop laughing at the idea of Badlands starring Martin Short."

I have a slow-running drain so I've been using a lot of chemicals recently. My thought process was (a) Badlands with Martin Sheen (b) is that right? (c) was Martin Sheen in The Damned United? (d) no, I really am thinking of Martin Sheen.

I've worked out a way to remember them all:

Michael Sheen is "the man who does all the other men".
Martin Sheen is "it really is him".
Martin Short is "the happy man".
Martin Shaw is "the humourless man who blocked repeats of The Professionals".
Charles Martin Smith is "the guy who was shot dead in a lift".
Andy Serkis is "the man who does all the other men but invisibly".

Is Catch-22 (the Mike Nichols film) a classic? I remember seeing it on television with no preconceptions whatsoever - I wasn't even aware it existed - and thinking "this is grimmer and bleaker than I expected for a film that came out the same year as Kelly's Heroes" and "given the obviously enormous budget why have I not heard of this film" and "that was icky".

I understand it was a financial disaster that had all the ingredients to be a big popular hit and Oscar-bait, but it just didn't click with the public, viz The Right Stuff.

Ashley Pomeroy, Sunday, 9 October 2022 17:35 (three months ago) link

You know what impressed me? Herzog's Vampyre.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 9 October 2022 18:45 (three months ago) link

rewatched harvey after many many years with a friend who'd never seen it (and didn't know it existed): she adored it and i was delighted that i still did too

mark s, Sunday, 9 October 2022 18:52 (three months ago) link

Ganja & Hess, just now. Nearly didn’t go to the screening as it’s late for a Sunday and I have a headache but man I’m glad I did

Wiggum Dorma (wins), Sunday, 9 October 2022 21:33 (three months ago) link

For potentially differing values of 'classic film' I absolutely loved The Last Movie and watched it twice more to make sure I wasn't mistaken.

By the standard definition of 'classic film' though it's Casablanca. I'd totally forgotten how much of it is played as a comedy.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Sunday, 9 October 2022 21:54 (three months ago) link

Herzog’s is arguably the best Dracula on screen. Or at least tied with Murnau’s.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 October 2022 21:58 (three months ago) link

"Double Indemnity"!!!!!

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Sunday, 9 October 2022 22:05 (three months ago) link

Herzog’s is a tragedy

I'm a Herzog fan, but I think what I disliked about his Nosferatu is that the unhappy ending felt arbitrary; not in a "senseless whims of an uncaring universe" way, but a twist into nihilism that I didn't feel the earlier part of the film had earned.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:02 (three months ago) link

The film shows his slow deterioration such that the ending to me is an inevitability, and Adjani's character, thanks to her performance, is just ripe for suffering.

Now, I don't think these elements make tragedy.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:06 (three months ago) link

What do they make … a milkshake?

Eric H., Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:10 (three months ago) link

Eric, dear, will you check about the hors d'oeuvres? The caterer forgot them, the varnish wasn't dry or something.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:21 (three months ago) link

you two

Dan S, Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:23 (three months ago) link

if I remember right, at least a few early Dreyer films show images of creepy pages from a book

Dan S, Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:27 (three months ago) link

for example The Parson's Widow, Leaves From Satan's Book

Dan S, Thursday, 13 October 2022 02:54 (three months ago) link

rewatching the Human Condition Trilogy and the 3rd one is the best I think.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:24 (three months ago) link

(^ this is one of the things in the arrow sale, £15 for the ~9hr trilogy)

koogs, Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:26 (three months ago) link

Panique was marvelous. The almost-lynching was as harrowing as what it's shown in The Ox-Bow Incident.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:28 (three months ago) link

Leaves From Satan's Book

showing the titular leaves from satan's book i'm guessing

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:29 (three months ago) link

Been saving Varda's Vagabond for a rainy evening such as this one, and it hit me like a blow to the gut. "Freedom and dirt", as Varda puts it in a 'making of' documentary about the film.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 24 October 2022 20:48 (three months ago) link

i've been meaning to dig into varda for literally years after loving the gleaner and i. feel like this week is the time.

ꙮ (map), Monday, 24 October 2022 20:50 (three months ago) link

Check out LE BONHEUR (“Happiness”), one of Varda's most subtle films.. it's a harsh toke but really beautiful to look at

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 24 October 2022 20:59 (three months ago) link

Seconded

Eric H., Monday, 24 October 2022 21:00 (three months ago) link

Not wanting to give away the ending, I thought that the behaviour of the kid at the end of that movie was entirely off; Varda was completely weighing the scales to make her point.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 24 October 2022 21:04 (three months ago) link

Third-degree. My theory: Assayas films like [Summer Hours/i], with their lightness and buoyancy about serious matters, and this one are connected.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 October 2022 21:10 (three months ago) link

Er, thirded. I hate phones.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 October 2022 21:10 (three months ago) link

Varda stands charged with third-degree weighing the scales.

Eric H., Monday, 24 October 2022 21:20 (three months ago) link

I really like the profound 1970sness of One Sings, The Other Doesn't and Jacquot De Nantes is a rare example of a biopic I enjoy.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 09:49 (three months ago) link

Is it a "classic film"? Probably the exact opposite of that in most people's minds, but DRACULA A.D. 1972 (which I watched on HBO Max last night) is a lot of fun. It's a perfect time capsule — not of actual yoof kulcha circa 1972, but of a somewhat conservative, censorious film industry's view of same, and it also takes on the Dracula story in an interesting way, in that for a third of its running time (it's only 95 minutes) it's a police procedural, trying to solve these weird sex-cult murders while a guy hangs around telling the lead detective "It's a vampire, I'm telling you!" and the detective says, "Great, but try convincing my boss of that." Plus, you get to see Peter Cushing running around a grimy-looking London while low-budget blaxploitation funk blares on the soundtrack. The actor playing Dracula's servant is particularly good, too — he really seems like the kind of creep who would hang around preying on fog-brained hippies. Can recommend.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 12:39 (three months ago) link

otm yeah that one pays off. yeah its always funny to me how many horror movies from that era are really just straight police procedurals, but its just that the criminal is a werewolf/vampire/alien/whatever.

this is a secondhand 'classic film you were knocked out by' but went with my wife to see Nosferatu the other night (Murnau not Herzog), she'd never seen and had no idea what to expect, she was chuckling at the beginning but was legit terrified by the end, was really delightful seeing someone go into it cold and completely fall under its spell.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 13:35 (three months ago) link

I watched Kurosawa's "High and Low" a couple of nights ago and it was astonishing. It's remarkable how many police procedurals took from this but none of them are quite as good. Also the first whole hour takes place in the businessman's room and it still manages to be riveting.

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 14:54 (three months ago) link

Yes, that one is a real nail-biter.

2-4-6-8 Motor Away (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 14:59 (three months ago) link

its always funny to me how many horror movies from that era are really just straight police procedurals, but its just that the criminal is a werewolf/vampire/alien/whatever.

ha, we just watched Wolfen and this is the exact plot

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 15:18 (three months ago) link

I watched Wolfen last October, I think. It was pretty good, though the "wolf-o-vision" shots were pretty bad. Full frontal Edward James Olmos, too, if that's your thing.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 15:50 (three months ago) link

I love Dracula AD 1972 - has anyone sampled Johnny Alucard shouting “Dig the music, kids!” during the black mass?

JoeStork, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:01 (three months ago) link

> I watched Kurosawa's "High and Low" a couple of nights ago and it was astonishing. It's remarkable how many police procedurals took from this but none of them are quite as good.

it's an ed mcbain story, one of his 84th precinct books.

koogs, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:10 (three months ago) link

87th Precint... "King's Ransom"

koogs, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:13 (three months ago) link

It's been long enough (25 years?) since watching H&L to give it a second look. Thanks!

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:13 (three months ago) link

As for me, my rediscovery was Exotica.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:15 (three months ago) link

Also a big Dracula AD 1972 fan (the 73 follow-up, Satanic Rites of Dracula, isn't anywhere near as good) - one of the first Hammer films I ever saw on late night British telly, along with the equally fine Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, made the same year. Totally agree act the effectiveness of Christopher Neame's performance as the acolyte: the summoning in the church is perhaps the best scene in the film, and it's another REEL TO REEL horror, along with Nigel Kneale's The Stone Tape, also AD 1972.

And I really like Alligator Man by Stoneground!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18RKwISa6JM

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:40 (three months ago) link

Wolfen rocks.

Just watched The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane for the first time, which TCM aired as part of its October programming. Not really a horror movie, though; more of a piece with something like The Beguiled (either version, though I’m partial to Siegel’s) or Smooth Talk. Lovely autumnal vibes, with an extraordinary Jodie Foster, an adorable Scott Jacoby, and a creepy-as-hell Martin Sheen. And while I include this more as an observation than an endorsement, the film is rather startlingly frank and even blasé about adolescent sexuality in ways that would not play well today.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:48 (three months ago) link

As for me, my rediscovery was Exotica.

― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:15 AM (thirty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

the best movie ever made

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:53 (three months ago) link

I need to see that still

David Lean's Summertime was marvellous. And a while back I finally saw Daisies and it completely ruled

rob, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:54 (three months ago) link

Haven't seen Exotica since it came out. Reminding finding it confusing at first and then really liking it.

2-4-6-8 Motor Away (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:56 (three months ago) link

i just saw the shout (1978) and idk if it's a classic but it should be

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:57 (three months ago) link

Haven't seen Exotica since it came out. Reminding finding it confusing at first and then really liking it.

― 2-4-6-8 Motor Away (James Redd and the Blecchs

Then and now the ending doesn't quite work, but, geez, the rhythm of the thing, the laying out of these chess pieces on the board, the poignancy of life in that strip club -- these things stayed with me and got reinforced now.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:00 (three months ago) link

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I've never heard of that, but the description sounds great--maybe an influence on Peter Strickland?

rob, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:00 (three months ago) link

oh yeah, strickland has totally seen the shout

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:06 (three months ago) link

Exotica is all about evoking a place and a feeling, which is what most of my favourite films are about.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:14 (three months ago) link

Yep.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:15 (three months ago) link

I saw The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane in the theater when I was 8 and it was probably the heaviest, most adult film I'd seen to that point. It raised some questions.

Dr Morbius called it "icky."

Josefa, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:18 (three months ago) link

it is pretty icky, especially having 13-year-old jodie foster be nude in a sexual setting (though body-doubled by her older sister)

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:23 (three months ago) link

Exotica is all about evoking a place and a feeling

I feel this in Egoyan's intimate, small-scale movies like Next of Kin and Calendar, but most of his well-known movies feel too mannered to be evocative. He's like the jigsaw puzzle maker who's more concerned with how the pieces fit together than the picture itself.

High and Low is my favourite Kurosawa, and mentally I always connect it with The Bad Sleep Well as contemporary thrillers, but there's a crushing inevitability to the latter that maybe makes it less exciting.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:38 (three months ago) link

I tend to confuse those Kurosawas.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:41 (three months ago) link

The Old Dark House

I love the pre-code stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Dark_House_(1932_film)

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:44 (three months ago) link

Old Dark House is great, kind of a comedy but also truly grotesque.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:43 (three months ago) link

The James Whale specialty.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:58 (three months ago) link

When Saul is released from the room - at first he seems so harmless but quickly becomes one of the more strangely terrifying characters in film history

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 27 October 2022 19:49 (three months ago) link


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