Library Loot

library-lootLast week’s loot was quite enjoyable. There wasn’t a single film that felt like work to get through. The Apartment was one of the films assigned for November for the 1001 Film Club.  It was definitely a film outside of my usual genres and eras, but I’m definitely glad I saw it.  You can see my review here.

The Conversation was really intriguing.  You’d think that a spy movie (this term is misrepresentative of the film, but the closest I can think of) featuring what was state-of-the-art equipment would seem really dated, but Coppola did a fantastic job of making it about more than  that.  I don’t really know what else was in the running that year, but it seems to me it definitely deserved the Palm D’Or.

I’m very conscious about how every time I see a Bergman film, I claim it to be my new favorite.  But I really mean it this time.  Through a Glass Darkly was uber-compelling.  The script, the cast, the cinematography, everything about it was brilliant.

Nights of Cabiria and La Strada represent the latest in my exploration of Fellini films, and I liked them both so much, I watched them right in a row.  They were far more accessible than 8 1/2, and more fun than La Dolce Vita.  My favorite of the two was La Strada, but only by a hair.  If ever there was a performance of an actor playing a mentally-challenged person than deserved an Oscar, it’s Guilietta Masina.  She made me choke up she was so good.

Here’s this week’s excessive loot.  This is what I will be doing with this four day holiday weekend.

ChinatownThe Deer HunterDon't Look NowFanny and AlexanderThe Last Picture ShowLast Tango in ParisLa NotteRun Lola RunVampyrWild Strawberries

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2 Responses to “Library Loot”
  1. The Apartment took me a while to get into too. You are so right, comedy has challenges when you watch it later. Thrilled to year you enjoyed La Strada, it is one of my favourite films of all time.

    Wow, great lot of loot coming up! Vampyr is great, Wild Strawberries is great and wow Run, Lola, Run – I love that film! Will really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on those films!
    .-= Shannon the Movie Moxie´s last blog ..Ninja Assassin =-.

  2. You have a packed [but great] weekend ahead. Although of course The Deer Hunter trumps them all as far as I’m concerned.
    .-= Encore Entertainment´s last blog ..The Supporting Actress Race =-.

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