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  • Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain 1957

    Watched 05 Oct, 2015

    Straightfoward but solid Revolutionary War story from the perspective of a teen. I read the book recently and I actually think the movie did a lot of things better - it streamlined a lot of the minor characters, and shortened the first half significantly so we're tossed into the grumblings of the Sons of Liberty much sooner instead of spending so much time with Johnny's personal grumblings. The movie also tweaked the end to actually show the Battle of Lexington…

  • A House Divided

    A House Divided 1913

    Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    A misunderstanding with some perfume on a husband's collar and gloves on the counter at home cause a husband and wife to quarrel and make an agreement to live separately (but under the same roof to keep up appearances) and only talk via written correspondence. It's a ridiculously escalation of the misunderstanding, but it's funny and lighthearted. The use of hand-written notes as a method of communication is really interesting - they'd have to use title cards to get dialogue…

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  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    The Smiling Lieutenant 1931

    Watched 12 Sep, 2015 3

    Film 2 for the Letterboxd Season Challenge. The other films I plan to watch for the challenge are here.

    Week 2: 1930s Musicals
    Challenge: Watch an unseen 1930s musical.

    We're totally in my wheelhouse doing 1930s musicals, so much so that I had to go much more obscure than the Fred/Ginger and Busby Berkeley films many other Challengers are doing (though if you haven't seen those, that's absolutely the way to go). Instead I went for a Pre-Code Lubitsch/Chevalier musical…

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…