The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Double Indemnity (Wilder)
2. The Proposition (Hillcoat)
3. Citizen Kane (Welles)
4. Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
5. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
6. Audition (Miike)
7. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks)
8. The Grapes of Wrath (Ford)
9. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
10. The Woman in Black (Watkins)


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6 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    Bringing Up Baby has the fastest talked lines I’ve ever encountered in a film,I could barely catch up what they are talking about,especially Hepburn.

    Did you get the latest Blus of Double Indemnity and The Gold Rush?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Can you imagine if the actors spoke their lines in Bringing Up Baby at a normal pace? It would be four hours long!

      I got the Gold Rush blu, which is magnificent. The 1925 version, interestingly, is superior to Chaplin’s preferred 1942 cut. Haven’t yet picked up the Double Indemnity blu.

      • david

        That’s why I have the love-hate feelings toward Hollywood screwball comedies!! Easy consumed and easy forgotten.

        I thought Gold Rush might be the last Chaplin in Criterion this year,the previous two are fantastic!!

  • Patrick Altonaga

    since were in the genre of western, I was reading that a fistful of dollars was an unofficial remake of Yojimbo? I also remember long time ago hearing about how westerns were making unofficial remakes of alot of the asian cinema without permission, now I dont know if thats true and I know you have the answer for that hahaha.

    Also I got yojimbo lined up for my que for facets, should i watch that before watching the fistful of dollars? Or it doesn’t matter? well I saw the good the bad and the ugly, and i got the other 2 western movies of that trilogy on dvr

    • michaelgloversmith

      I would recommend watching Yojimbo first since it came out first. A Fistful of Dollars is indeed an unofficial remake and the producers of Yojimbo actually sued over this. They’re both great movies though.

      The irony in all this is that Kurosawa’s samurai films were themselves heavily influenced by John Ford’s westerns!

  • Omar Pineda

    Last Ten Movies I Saw
    1. The Garden (Paul)
    2. Four Eyed Monsters (Buice/Crumley)
    3. Pot Zombies (Powers)
    4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Yates)
    5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Yates)
    6. Brothers (Sheridan)
    7. Revolver (Ritchie)
    8. Permanent Midnight (Veloz)
    9. Bad Company (Benton)
    10. Days of Heaven (Malick)

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