Category Archives: Movies

Babes in Arms

I found where to see “Babes in Arms” on the Internet, and so I watched it instead of a game show on a Monday night.  The film was from 1939, and it featured songs that would be in the Gene … Continue reading

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Force of Evil

I watched “Force of Evil,” the movie about a lawyer named Joe Morse who works for a gangster named Tucker.  Morse’s older brother Leo runs a number game, but Tucker seeks control of New York.  There are Biblical references to … Continue reading

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Me and My Girl

I walked past a Daiso store that was closing permanently.  As terrible news about curfews and riots and looting was on the television, I watched “Me and My Gal,” a 1932 film directed by Raoul Walsh starring Spencer Tracy and … Continue reading

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Paisà

I lay in bed in the afternoon and watched Roberto Rossellini’s “Paisan.”  Martin Scorsese has said that it is one of his favorite films.  “Paisan” is made up of six episodes which are set in Italy during World War II.  … Continue reading

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I Walked with a Zombie

“I Walked with a Zombie” opened in New York City on April 21, 1943.  It was produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur.  The story has a nurse named Betsy Connell who is hired to care of Jessica … Continue reading

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Murder, My Sweet

On a Friday, I took out my Partridge Family DVDs and watched the episode “A Likely Candidate” with Bert Convy.  One of the notable scenes was Shirley leading lead on “Ain’t Love Easy.”  On the next night, I didn’t pay … Continue reading

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Le jour se lève

On a Saturday morning, I sat down to watch the “Le jour se lève,” also known as “Daybreak,” directed by Marcel Carné.  It had Jean Gabin as a man name Francois locked in his apartment with the police about to … Continue reading

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Get Carter

Before going to work, I had the time to watch “Get Carter.”  The star was Michael Caine, who was young enough to run around and beat up people.  He returns to Newcastle from London on a train to attend his … Continue reading

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Még kér a nép

I watched “Red Psalm,” which was a Hungarian film directed by Miklós Jancsó.  It is 1890, and some peasant revolt against a landowner.  There is a lot of music.  The shots are long, as there are only 26 shots in … Continue reading

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Walkabout

I watched Nicolas Roeg’s “Walkabout.”  It showed a story of a sister and brother stranded in the desert after their father commits suicide.  At a waterhole, they encounter a young Aborigine who is on his walkabout, the time spent away … Continue reading

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