My latest picks for the ‘1001 Movies Challenge’ sparked a completely new interest in these films for me. A spark, that was in a great need of being ignited again, as some of the previously chosen films has failed to deliver for me. But that’s not the case of these 3 films.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of In the Heat of the Night’s release and I couldn’t help but think how relevant the film still is today…which is.. kinda sad. 50 years later and we are still discussing equality. racial issues, we’re still discussing equality. Can you believe it?
I know what you’re thinking. That I’m being careful not to challenge myself too much. The fact is none of the ‘challenge’ movies I watched in the past 30 days has inspired me very much. So, I thought, I’ll just give you a quick sum-up of what I have seen, so you know I’m not a total loser. And also so you know what films you don’t have to stress about if you feel like your final day is coming 😉
Never give up on your dreams. Don’t we all need to be reminded that from time to time? And that’s why a movie with a message like that can never hurt, right? Nor there will ever be enough of them, cause hell, we need to be reminded constantly! Cause chances are, Kevin Costner might not be coming to save you.
As much as I love the old musicals, I had no idea Marlon Brando has ever been in one. Never really heard of Guys and Dolls either and if it wasn’t for the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book, I might have easily die without actually seeing it. What a shame it would be to miss this one though!
Gilda, Rita Hayworth’s most famous role and probably the most famous film noir femme fatale in all its genre’s history (or let’s just say the most famous femme fatale in general!) is truly irrisistible. And not only for her looks. She’s also a very well written character and very well played. Scandalous and utterly original for its times
Well hello there! It’s been more than a week since my last blog entry, it’s actually been harder than I thought to make time for writing and I really need to work on that, I know. But I have started on my mission, don’t you worry! Overall, it started all good, excited about each of the films I picked so far, until I overloaded myself a little by the end of last week with 2 way too serious topics – both based on real events. But first thing first..
So, goals and challenges set, now how to actually start? Hmm, that actually turned out to be a challenge in its own terms. First, I thought, being the ‘perfectly organized everything’ freak, I will simply go through the index with all the films, tick off the ones I’ve seen and then simply start with the films I already own, but didn’t get to watch yet. From there, I thought, I will take it chronologically, leaving out the films I cannot get hold of at this point. Sounds pretty easy right? Well.. if only…
Here we go! “1001 movies you must see before you die” book by Steven Jay Schneider has been delivered to my mailbox couple weeks ago when I decided I am up to the challenge! And what challenge exactly? Well, to not miss any of the must see films before I die of course.
As a bachelor in film studies, general movie fanatic and a film industry professional (I spent six years working for The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest) I was pretty sure I’ll be able to tick off quite a few. Well, a few I did, indeed. But somehow, the number wasn’t as impressive as I’ve been hoping for.