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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Library Project: September 29 - October 5

Another week down making my way through my DVD library. Here's what I watched:

September 29: Before Sunset (2004) - ...picking up where I left off, I rejoined the adventures of Jesse & Celine, kicking the week off with Richard Linklater's slightly superior follow-up to Before Sunrise.

October 1: The Big Sleep (1946) - Bogart and Bacall in a film noir classic. The film is full of well-calculated action and the dark wit customary for the genre.

October 2: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - They're young, they're in love, and they kill people. Not to mention that their movie revolutionized (even if only brielfy) the way movies were made in Hollywood. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are in top form in this exciting, bloody classic.

October 3: The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) - Yeah, this happened. It may not be high art, but it is hilarious in a broad, dumb kind of way.

October 4: Breathless (1960) - After the palete cleansing of the Brady Bunch, it was back to very important 60s cinema with Godard's watershed film. A brilliant piece of work, by any measure.

October 5: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - It had been a while since I'd seen this one, and I'd forgotten how thoroughly entertaining it is. It's a shame that Newman and Redford only teamed up twice on screen - the pairing was golden.

On Tap For Next Week: More classics starring Garbo and Bogart, and a couple of high water marks of 1970s cinema.

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