Library Loot

library-lootWell. I went to the library again. Last time I went, I only checked out two movies because I couldn’t get to three fastest enough, before the were due. How quickly I forget. I checked out four this time. Hopefully I can get to all of them.

As for last time’s loot, Dirty Harry was pretty dirty, and pretty awesome. Although I liked the film quite a bit, I don’t think I’ll be continuing on with the next six in the series.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was terrific too (if I were to review it, it’d probably get four bitchin’ stars).  The whole man vs. the machine theme was a little in-your-face intense, but who care when you get to watch those performances?

The new batch:


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6 Responses to “Library Loot”
  1. Love the Library Loot icon! That’s awesome.

    I re-visited the original Dirty Harry recently and was surprized and how dark it was. It’s not super marathon inspiring though, would want some time between films in that seriese.

    Although sounds like some more dark stuff ahead with those picks. Taxi Driver and The Ice Storm are phenomenal. Looking forward to hearing your take on them.

    My current Library finds are The Grand Illusion, Farewell My Concubine, Hollywoodland and Miss Potter. Gotta love variety.

  2. Linda says:

    I tried to watch Taxi Driver once and I couldn’t get into it. The Ice Storm has long been in my queue but I never seem to get around to it.

  3. Blake says:

    Thanks Shannon! Your list IS quite the example of diversity.

    Linda, this is my first time for all these films, but I’ve been meaning to see them all for a long time.

  4. Mitch says:

    “The Ice Storm” is Ang Lee’s best movie. Really an underrated gem from the ’90s; “American Beauty” owes it some serious backrent.

    Depeneding on which DVD of Taxi Driver you picked up, it may be worth a second viewing with the Paul Schrader commentary track, which I highly recommend.

  5. Mad Hatter says:

    Count me in as another lover of THE ICE STORM…It’s one of Ang Lee’s best movies, and it just missed the cut of my top five favorite opening sequences.

    It’s yet another one of those movies that makes me dread suburban life…right up there with REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and th aforementioned AMERICAN BEAUTY.

  6. Blake says:

    @Mad Hatter – For some reason, those movies totally resonate with me. The only one I would add to your list is Little Children. Also makes me terrified of suburbia. But I’m 24, and single. So maybe one of these days I’ll get over it.

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