Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play... becomes one of the Great Motion Pictures of our Time!
The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.
-Elwood P. Dowd
I never considered myself a huge fan of James Stewart, but after watching Harvey I realized I must be. After finishing the film, I was sure this was my favorite Stewart performance. Then after dwelling on it for more then 10 seconds I came back to the realization that Stewart stars in two of my all time favorite films: Rear Window and Vertigo.
In my review of Vertigo I even said that it must be the greatest performance of his career. Even as a wrote that I'm thinking of other great Stewart performances that go against the characteristics most associated with the actor. So to…
James Stewart starts as Elwood P. Dowd, a very peculiar man who befriends an invisible rabbit. The action focuses on the unique relationship between Harvey and Elwood and how it affects their family and the community around them because everyone thinks he's crazy for talking to an entity that no one sees, a six feet rabbit. Harvey is a film that manages to convey its message to the public in the best way possible. Henry Koster's film is sort of a critique to the perfectly normal human being, it's a film which appeals to the peculiarity and originality, a film which shows that there is no harm in being different, people shouldn't judge those who don't want to live in…
"Miss Kelly, you know, when you wear my flower, you make it beautiful."
First of all, if anybody has suggestions for films that you think I should watch, pop over to my Summer Recommendations list and comment what you recommend. I've been having so much fun watching these films, and I'd love to get more suggestions as I work through them.
Harvey is a film that I have very mixed feelings about. And that, heavily, is because of the first half an hour of the film. Throughout the first half-hour, I debated on whether or not to turn the film off. It drags the…
About the pains of being pure at heart. And how infectious it can be.
"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."
My two favourite films are Donnie Darko and Rear Window, I just don't understand why anyone thought this film about James Stewart and his imaginary giant rabbit friend would interest me.
Let's face it, Hollywood doesn't have the best track record with its depictions of people with mental curiosities. I'm sure it is difficult to express a persons infliction without leaning too far in either direction. That is to say portraying them as either brainless, often times violent, lunatics. Or csating them too far in the other direction as a mythical prophet or a gifted harbinger of tranquility. Rain Man or Forest Gump are good examples. So it stands to reason that I have my apprehensions going into a movie where Jimmy Stewart plays a character that sees a 6 foot white rabbit, and his family wants to have him committed to a mental institution.
I am so please to say…
A one-of-a-kind, hilarious and touching experience. One of my very favourite James Stewart performances, outside of either Westerns or working for the Master of Suspense. Would make a great double-bill with 'Lars and the Real Girl', in terms of movies in which society learns to accept someone who thinks a little bit outside the box, or differently than everybody else does.
Very interesting and glad I watched it, but also felt frustrated with a lot of it.
2016 movie viewings, #116. When it comes to revisiting older movies featuring attitudes that are now out-of-date with our modern sensibilities, it's not just gender or racial issues that we have to contend with. Take for example the beloved comedy Harvey, which started life as a 1944 play before getting turned into a 1950 Jimmy Stewart movie, whose central premise is the following: that a "local character" in a small town is such a runaway, out-of-control alcoholic, he's become convinced that a 6'3" invisible rabbit he sees while in the tremors of what we now call "alcoholic…
When I was a child just about the age of upright mobility, I punched a giant rabbit in the face for scaring the shit outta me.
Η τρέλα η όμορφη, η ακομπλεξάριστη. Ή μήπως οι τρελοί είναι οι άλλοι;
مراجعة قديمة كتبتها بمدونتي *
“إن الجليس الصالح خير من الوحدة، والوحدة خير من جليس السوء”
إرتأيت أن أبدأ مراجعتي البسيطة لهذا الفيلم الرائع عبر هذه المقولة التي تلّخص جزء كبير من فكرته و مغزاه. الفيلم يدور حول رجل محترم للغاية يدعى إلوود داود يكوّن صداقة مع صديق خفي و تبعيات ذلك بمحيطه و بالأشخاص المحيطين به
إلوود داود شخص معقد جداً، فهو هادئ و متفاؤل على الدوام، محبوب من الكل و إيجابي فوق اللزوم. جسدّه بإقتدار النجم الكبير جيمس ستيوارت الذي -بدون مبالغة- قدّم دروس مجانية بالتمثيل، تقمصه للشخصية جد رهيب، بإبداعه منح الشخصية كل مقومات التفرّد و جعلها قريبة جداً للمشاهد. مع الإشادة بأداء جوزفين هول هي الأخرى، متوجةً تميزها بجائزة أوسكار أفضل ممثلة بدور ثانوي آنذاك…
Boy, that Elwood fella sure is affable. You could aff the everloving heck out of him. Quite a sweet movie, and it certainly deserves its status as a classic. A bit too much yelling for my taste, what with all the wacky hijinks, but that’s just me.
James Stewart classic about a man who supposedly sees a huge, anthropomorphic rabbit that no one else can see. Just pure fun.
Could watch this a million times. I know it's not dark and deep or full of the harsh truths of existence but Jimmy Stewart kills it and it makes you want to be more innocent, carefree, kind, and open to all people and experiences. In this way I consider this as important a film as any sort of intellectual philosophical bullshit people take so seriously.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Preserving this list for posterity as it disappeared.
RIP Allan Fish, your film taste and writing lives on.