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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Five movies I've been recommending

  1. Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. This is a suspense movie in its truest form. I always find myself holding my breath and sitting on the edge of my seat towards the end.
  2. Midnight Cowboy by John Schlessinger. This movie always grips my heart. Only after 17-and-up-types see this movie, can they realize the crap that Hollywood shovels out today.
  3. The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola. Suspense. Suspense. Suspense. Plus, the fact that it has Cindy Williams before her Laverne and Shirley days is bit of a revelation.
  4. My Cousin Vinnie. Very funny lawyer comedy. This is probably the only movie that makes me laugh so much, my stomach hurts.
  5. House of Sand and Fog. Drama depicting the intersection of two completely different lives. Just excellent. Thanks to fellow blogger, Kem White, for recommending this.

Posted by Marie at November 13, 2005 11:00 PM


I've never seen The Conversation or Midnight Cowboy. I'll put them on my list. I love My Cousin Vinnie, too. "What's a ute?"

Posted by: Kem White at November 14, 2005 11:20 AM

I was just this weekend encouraging an attorney freind of mine to rent My Cousin Vinnie. The fool has never seen it!

Posted by: Dave at November 14, 2005 11:10 PM

"Rear Window." Wow. Even after having seen it a dozen times, it's still great.

Haven't seen "House of Sand and Fog." Will check it out.

As to the Hollywood swill machine: We've always liked to share favorite old movies with our kids. It wasn't until a couple years ago and we watched "Cool Hand Luke" with my teenage son that it really hit me how much movies have changed. Not that it's the greatest movie ever made or anything, but it's tension came out of character and plot. There's virtually no "action" in the current sense. That's the kind of movie that it's hard to imagine the studios touching now.

Posted by: Dan at November 15, 2005 10:04 AM

The wife and I still argue about Jimmy Stewart's character in Rear Window. I think he's a creep. She doesn't.

Posted by: Rob at November 16, 2005 9:49 AM

Well, when you put it that way, he was definitely a voyeur. While it may seem his voyeuristic tendencies grew out of boredom, as a photograher, he was always a voyeur.

Posted by: Marie at November 16, 2005 12:18 PM