On this day in history, December 23, 1954, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was released.
I loved this movie when I was a kid, but I enjoyed Jules Verne’s book even more. During the giant squid attack scene, I remember thinking that on the interior shots, it looked like the squid was waving. Well, I was only about ten when I read the book and then saw the movie. 😀
I was also crazy for that old show in the 60s, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
This is our daily open thread — What was your favorite childhood movie?
Okay, so I’m damp, smell of toast crumbs, still finding rice in odd places, and leave flutters of confetti every time I move.
A good time was had by all at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. 🙂
This is our daily open thread — Let’s do the time warp again!
Somebody threw out a suggestion to Cats about doing music from movies or shows. In all honesty, I don’t relate to music a lot from these sources, but I’ll throw a couple out there because I bet a bunch of you do.
A movie blast from my irreverent past.
Johnny from Dead Man Walking.
I spent all of Saturday evening into Sunday night watching one of the great epic pictures of all times. Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Novecento” 1900. The whole movie takes about six hours to watch and it is 6 hours of cinematic bliss.
Some 45 minutes into the picture I realized that it would never be possible to make a movie like that today for several reasons which can yet be summarized into one. It is honest.
It is honest about Sex and Love.
It is honest about Rich and Poor
It is honest about Courage and Cowardice.
During the train station scene above, by far not the most important of the movie, it struck me. Workers and peasants have sent off their kids to learn, they have fought, suffered and died. They have organized and worked hard for our freedom and prosperity. For us.
We threw it away. We sacrificed it for empty promises. We’re no better off than before their struggles. And lest we realize it, we will not be shown a movie just like that. Not today. The padrone is still here.
This is our Open thread. Honestly.
I love movies — just about all kinds of movies! These are three I’m looking forward to:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (releases July 15)
The Muppets — Being Green (releases November 23)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (English version, releases December 25)
Don’t hate me because my tastes are all over the place. 🙂 I’m eclectic!
This is our daily open thread — What movies are you looking forward to seeing?
Who said this in which movie?
“10’000 cuts an awful lot of family ties.”
From the same movie:
“We shot our way out of this town for a Dollar’s worth of steel holes?”
Feel free to add your guesses and whatever else is on your minds and don’t miss the new posts that will be coming in during the day.
Films like Doktor Zhivago are not made for TV. It needs a cinema screen, but the music is timeless. R.I.P. Maurice Jarre.