March 1, 2010
So so sorry for the ultra-delayed posting. I watched this a couple weeks ago, but haven’t had it in me to do a proper write up.
I really wish I had the drive to do a full write up, but honestly I don’t. I’ll just say a few words:
- My favorite Kurosawa thus far.
I’ll try to revisit this one after completing my series, which from the looks of it won’t be done for a very very long time.
Toshiro Mifune=The man
Here’s the remaining list. I think i’ll mix it up a bit from here, jumping around to Hidden Fortress most likely.
- Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
- Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)
- Seven Samurai (1954)
- Throne of Blood (1957)
- Ikiru (1952)
- The Most Beautiful (1944)
- Kagemusha (1980)
- The Men Who Tread on The Tiger’s Tail (1945)
- No Regrets for our Youth (1946)
- The Hidden Fortress (1958)
- One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
- Red Beard (1965)
- Drunken Angel (1948)
- Scandal (1950)
- The Idiot (1951)
- Stray Dog (1949)
- The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
- I Live In Fear (1955)
- Dodes’ka-Den (1970)
- The Lower Depths (1957)
- Yojimbo (1961)
- Madadayo (1993)
- Sanjuro (1962)
October 22, 2008
For my first comic book movie draft I pick what I consider the greatest comic book film.
Uh oh, blaspheme, Dark Knight was better, blah, blah.. Whatever. Dark Knight hasn’t been around long enough to make it to anyone’s favorite movie list. Heck, maybe this one isn’t either, but it’s older than The Prestige, so i’ll go with it.
The reason I enjoyed this film so much was that it made Batman believable. Watching the movie I thought to myself that someone like this, today, in the real world, could do what Bruce Wayne is doing on screen and become Batman—with the endless resources of course. Dark Knight took away from the believability a bit with the whole sonar goggle seen in the climax. Oh ya, and unlike Superman Returns, this film has action and doesn’t steal from previous iterations of the character.
October 15, 2008
Better not hold out on a draft pick again. Even one I feel safe about.
Best movie ever, blah blah blah. Probably not. But a heck of a film anyway. As far as Coppola goes, this is a very close 2nd to Apocalypse Now.
Where are we on the film draft anyways? Who cares. I’m not done yet.