In the second half of his career Humphrey Bogart became a sort of ideal version of the tough guy with a heart of gold, but he trades that in for madness and literal gold in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, providing one of his best performances.
What I Learned:
Don't be friends with an annoying, angry, violent paranoid asshole
Prospector Dance: ★★★★★
One of the reasons I love The Simpsons so much is the amount of pop culture references that I don't recognize until years later. As soon as Dobbs, Howard, and Curtin begin showing distrust to each other the influence for the episode "Three Men and a Comic Book" became pretty clear.
Bogart, Huston, and Holt are all incredible together. Even though Huston walked away with the Oscar it's Holt's performance that I enjoyed the most.
I guess it was a…
Outstanding, legendary drama about a rough group of down and outers who head into the Mexican mountains in search of gold... Only to turn on each other once its found. A classic 1940s Warner Brothers film - these have a very specific sense of humour, style and acting i really like. John Houston directs, Bogart stars. Brilliantly told, this will always be entertaining, it's cinema at it's most pure and enthralling.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
When it comes to all time classic movies, you have the ones everyone knows about. Even if you’ve never seen Citizen Cane, or The Wizard of Oz, or Gone With the Wind. Even if you have no intention of ever seeing them, you know they exist and probably know one or two things about the cast, or plot, or have some inkling about why it’s a classic. Then, just below that surface, are the classics that movie nerds and snobs…
FUN FACT: I just watched this on MySpace.com
I find that fact incredible. It was also the first time I've ever been on Myspace!
A grim and respectable film that caught me by surprise. I really didn't expect this movie to be like it was. It was different than how I expected.
Afterwards, I found out some cool stuff about the movie (boxd.it/skkV), so it's one that you can probably appreciate more than like. It was awesome seeing the authentic…
An exciting blend of story and characters that I couldn't look away from. Definitely worth rewatching in the future.
In which Humphrey Bogart slowly becomes Gollum.
Best of the best. Bogie and Huston chew it up.
>There Will Be Blood.
Bogart gives in to the madness of gold and fate takes its course. How a writer can pull off this tragic story and still give it a happy ending and a moral, while managing to sneak in a down-to-earth yet strangely magical character like the Prospector is beyond my understanding. There was a part of it with the Prospector doing some kind of great white doctor part for a group of indians they meet while walking the Sierra that ticked…
"If ya know what's good for ya, ya won't monkey around with Fred C. Dobbs."
Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt are two down on their luck Americans stuck in a small Mexican town trying to get the odd job here and there and if not just plain beg to get by. Their ambitions change when they meet Walter Huston's Howard and learn about the what's what when it comes to searching for gold. The three men make plans and set…