Joan Crawford is amazing, the musical scene is so cool, it looks beautiful, is full of suspense, romance and intrigue. As they say, a true classic.
Just about perfect.
On a side note, this movie had been on my radar because of my crush on Peggy Lee. I saw this video ages ago, and assumed it was somehow connected to the film. Does anyone know what the connection is? I've never hear her do this version, and it's by far the best of the song I've ever heard.
Believe it or not I have gone 20 miserable years on this measly planet without ever having seen The Blair Witch Project. I had been put off by the vitriol on both camps, those who love it and hate it. There was the initial hype then the backlash then the anti-backlash and then the backlash all over again. Luckily for me, I am good at divorcing myself from all the things that are not the actual film when watching.
Let me start by conceding that there were a handful of good action set pieces and a scene or two of tension, when the cinematographer decided to turn the lights on and keep the camera still for long enough for me to make out what was happening.
However, the film is very serious and 'gritty' and purports to some semblance of naturalism (as opposed to something more goofy like Ong Bak). This turned me off to much of the violence,…