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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Makavejev)
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
3. Closely Watched Trains (Menzel)
4. Daisies (Chytilova)
5. The Thief of Bagdad (Walsh)
6. M (Lang)
7. Stoker (Park)
8. The Shop on Main Street (Kadár/Klos)
9. His Girl Friday (Hawks)
10. Out of the Past (Tourneur)

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2 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Mitchell

    TCM recently showed the complete ‘Man With No Name’ trilogy and I was all ready to be a good completist and watch them all, but I broke down after A Fistful Of Dollars. I found it really tiresome and didn’t think I could make it through the other two. I remembered that I didn’t much care for Yojimbo (also found it kind of annoying – Sanjuro is much more fun), so maybe that was the problem. Was TGTBTU a one-off viewing or part of a class? In the spirit of full disclosure I LOVE Once Upon A TIme In The West and wish that it was 2 hours longer.

    I love the Czech films you cite. Isn’t it amazing that they were able to make such tragic but sweet films at the time? Closely Watched Trains is magnificent. If you haven’t seen Loves of a Blonde I highly recommend it – but of course I forget who I am talking to – you have probably already writtenam monograph on it!

    • michaelgloversmith

      You owe it to yourself to watch The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (which I did indeed show in a class). It is by far the best of the trilogy, in large part because of Eli Wallach, who brings a lot of comic relief in his part as “the ugly” and is the true heart of the film.

      I’m actually just now dipping my toes in the waters of Czech cinema for the first time. Haven’t yet seen Loves of a Blonde but I plan on catching it soon!

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