Morally opposed to Costco? This wouldn’t have something to do with that globe, would it?[/quote]
I don’t know. Something about a huge warehouse that sells memberships irks me.
In my post above, I just listed a few films from different collections that I thought were excellent. They weren’t bundled together like that. Two of the collections are Hitchcocks, for example. One, his older works, the other, the fifties and sixties stuff, with Manchurian Candidate tossed in for good measure.
The films are not so obscure. Have checked most of them versus Rotten Tomatoes ratings and all are ranked at 100%.
Check them out yourself. If you haven’t seen Powell films like ‘The Red Shoes’ or ‘Black Narcissus’, you probably wouldnt have realised how much LSD people did in the 40s, it seems! The thing I’ve learned mostly from these five perfectly legitimate box sets, is that the forties films were actually quite similar to some of the better films we find today in terms of direction, acting styles, and even writing. [/quote]
my ears are pricked. Some would argue the movies of the late thirties and forties are FAR BETTER than the junk we get today. But that would show a bit of age, methinks.
For example, did you know that Thorton Wilder scripted ‘Shadow of a Doubt’? Or that Salvador Dali designed the dream sequence for ‘Spellbound’? [/quote]
my hand is firmly rested under my chin as my head nods ever-so- slightly: “hmmmm…interesting.”
The cool jazz used in spurts, breaking long silences during Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman’s pool game in The Hustler, are edgy and the lighting on this black and white film is noteworthy. A young Newman at his best, and sexiest.[/quote]
To be honest, your mention of the hustler did catch my attention. If that movie was bundled with some other decent movies, I might consider it.
God knows how West Side Story won the Oscar in 1961 versus a film like The Hustler. It’s as ridiculous as Chicago winning this year.[/quote]
I haven’t seen chicago but somehow i get the feeling we’re on the same page here. Sort of like when quiz show lost out to pulp fiction in 94, though that was when the QT thing was at its height (pulp fiction was great but quiz show was more deserving). The oscars are a sham.
i think i’ll give the sets a second look and go from there. Some interesting tidbits. I’m a little wary of buying any hitchcock DVD as much as I like some of his films. I have a sneaking suspicion that it will just lead to an impulse purchase of the entire set. Your compelling sales pitch isn’t helping.