My posts seems to be very light on content and not terribly frequent these days. So it goes when life insists you pay the rent. But …
Earlier in the week I picked up (and watched) Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Anniversary Edition. While I’ve always liked the movie, it does have a few problems (like Mickey Rooney’s Japanese guy – not a great idea).
But you have to love Audrey Hepburn in this. And the quality of this disc seems pretty good so, given the price, it’s well worth picking this up.
I also watched A Very Long Engagement, which I personally like a lot more than Amelie, also directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I can articulate why I liked it so much. I’ll try to figure it out.
Let’s see … what else? Well, Hustle & Flow was pretty darned good. I also watched The Gift (from 2000), which I liked quite a bit (I like most things with Cate Blanchett).
Also watched Educating Rita (1983) – a pretty film good though not as good as I remember. (I saw it way back when it came out and absolutely loved it. Time has taken some of the glow off for me, though.)
Finally … I’ve watched Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown – actually, I watched it twice. Although hugely flawed, I really liked it a lot – probably because it’s a type of movie I’m drawn to and I like Kirsten Dunst. But I do think the movie overcomes its flaws and works to a degree.
While it appears I've not been watching older movies recently (and I haven't), this should change soon. In the "on-deck circle"? Chaplin's City Lights (1931). And Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). So I'm excited.
Tag: Classic Film, Movie Classics, Movies, DVDs