I generally like semi-biographical dramas, depressing romances, smart horror, and eccentric coming of age films.
I don't know if this Dune is better but I felt like it focused on some of the things I appreciated about the book more than the recent remake did. It's clunky and campy and has half the runtime to tell the story but it's interesting and the characters have... emotions. More human than I felt we get from the loveless lifeless modern interpretation.
Viewed as part of FSDO 2017 Week 6 Screwball Comedies
"Diabetes! I ought to know better than to hire anyone with a disease."
Journalism, politics, and capital punishment, all subtext for what could be a melodrama but is in fact the screwball romantic comedy spitting out at 100 words a minute. There are moments when you wonder if you are watching a film in some other language. Phone conversations have never been recorded in such glory, bringing some of the…
It's hard to give a rating to a film that has so much importance in history. What is amazing is how much excellence and imagination was present so early in the history of the medium. Based on composition alone this film stands the test of time, setting a standard for generations of filmmakers to follow. Heavily influenced by the stage, vaudeville and showmanship, the film has a certain sophistication making it difficult to believe that this was one of the…