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  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    Theyshootpictures-Project #2

    So, the other day i watched a movie called "Sweet Charity". It's a musical starring Shirley Maclaine and directed by Bob Fosse and it is dreadful by most accounts. But it is noteworthy because its screenplay is based on the screenplay for "Nights of Cabiria", Fellinis 1957 movie starring his wife Giulietta Masina. So i rewatched that instead. "Nights of Cabiria" is arguably Italian Neorealisms last Hooray and still Fellini had already trancended the genre confines and made…

  • Amour

    Amour

    ★★★★★

    Film 30/30 For Scavenger hunt 30
    Task#2 A film you have history with (Like a story, or something special that happened)

    And now for the grande finale. When Amour came out I was 17 and until 2012 I never really watched movies. I saw the movies you'd expect and idiot 15 year old to watch. Those dirty "romantic" comedies and mindless action movies starring Jason Statham or Vin Diesel. In 2012 I watched three movies that slowly made me appreciate…

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Film 27/30 For Scavenger hunt 30
    Task#10 A film with a famous theme song

    DADADADADADAAAA. One of the more iconic suites in silent film history, accompanied with one of the more iconic movies in silent film history. While i thought it was less hilarious than Modern Times or The General, it was still really well made and really fun.

    Chaplins Tramp is at heart a tragic character, especially in 1931 where most people still felt the great depression and the…

  • Company

    Company

    ★★★★½

    Film #3 of August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task # 20: A film featuring the music by Steven Sondheim

    Well, thats a musical alright. About Halfway into watching the 1996 warehouse production of company i realised one thing: I have no idea what makes a good musical production versus a bad one. Besides really obvious things like hitting notes.

    But im almost conviced that its really good. it felt more raw for lack of a better word, less broadway theatralics, more…