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"Old movies" or "3 quickie reviews."

They really don't make movies like they used to. So far on my Netflix list I've watched "Rear Window," "Charade", and now I'm watching "Wait Until Dark."

I had seen Charade before so I knew I would enjoy revisiting it but I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at how utterly enthralling I found Rear Window. I was also struck with how utterly...sexy...with something as simple as Grace Kelly sitting on Jimmy Stewart's lap in the wheelchair and having a conversation between kisses. So much more GAH than the leave nothing to the imagination of current cinema.

And hey Audrey Hepburn is freakin' fanTASTIC in Wait Until Dark.


How embarassing...I TOTALLY screamed/yelled during the climax of the movie. AAAUUGGHHH!!!!

Okay, THAT'S good movie making!!!


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Jan. 18th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
My memory of 'Wait Until Dark' was seeing it in jr. high, and I do mean IN jr. high. For some reason, we had an assembly and it was shown the auditorium. What the HELL were they thinking?! 'Wait Until Dark' shown to a bunch of 13-15 year olds (and keep in mind this was like 1978-79, so we were probably exposed to less daily tv/video violence at that time). All I remember is that it scared the crap outta me! I've never seen the whole film since, but what parts of it I have, I ask again, what the hell were they thinking?!
I do agree about some older films being really amazing, though. Especially Hitchcock.
Jan. 19th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh that's funny!

See, I was embarassed because what they did seems so cliche now... take out the bad guy...only to have him jump you a few moments later HA HA HE's NOT DEAD!!! GOTCHA kind of thing.

I understand though since this movie really was the first of its kind it *FREAKED* audiences out. I can't imagine the pandemonium inside a Jr. High! How funny!

You should give it another watch...I love the slow builds...the way the camera lingers...as opposed to this MTV chop sockey cutcutcutcuting of the camera. How the heck do you know if someone is a good actor if it cuts every .5 seconds?! GAH!!!
Jan. 18th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
"So much more GAH than the leave nothing to the imagination of current cinema."

That's called 'a tease'. Today's movie going audience has no time for tease. Unless you're a young 18 year old couple and then that's all yer gonna get.
Jan. 20th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
I first watched Rear Window when I busted my foot last year and was stuck at home in a cast. Great movie; even greater-er due to the circumstances.
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