Thursday, May 21, 2009

What I’ve been watching:

I’ve apparently been on a roll these last couple of weeks because I have watched 5 DVDs! Not at all typical for me but I do enjoy it. Here’s what I’ve been watching:

In the Electric Mist
I’m a fan of James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books from which this is made. It’s not a great film but I was drawn into the story & characters. The music was great as were the Louisiana landscapes.

They Made Me a Fugitive
Made in 1947 this British noir film is fantastic! It’s a post-war crime drama with an interesting ending. Plus, Trevor Howard is great!


I really liked this film. All of the characters and relationships are complex and deep. You may or may not like these people but they are immensely interesting.

This was a light-hearted, WWII, spy, adventure film. Leonard Maltin compares it to Hitchcock’s early films which is an accurate comparison. I thought it was a lot of fun!

Thérèse Raquin
From Emile Zola's novel of adultery, blackmail and murder this film is suspenseful and has great acting. Simone Signoret is fantastic as the unhappy Thérèse.

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