Watched a couple of good ones this week.
First off, Follow Me Boys. Made in 1966, this was the last live action film that Walt Disney oversaw before his death. It stars Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles and a young Kurt Russell in one of his very first roles. Set in the 1930's and 40's, MacMurray is a man who finds fulfillment in serving as a Boy Scout leader and its a great film showing how he impacts the lives of the boys and his community. It's sentimental and sappy, but very enjoyable to watch. Also a lot of good hats and clothes because of the period setting.
Last night I rewatched The Asphalt Jungle on Netflix Streaming. One of my favorite film noir classics and another one in which the clothing and style is so enjoyable to see.
Watched: The Funeral (1996)
As two mobster brothers -- quietly cruel Ray (Christopher Walken) and hot-tempered Chez (Chris Penn) -- grieve over the death of their murdered younger sibling (Vincent Gallo), their dogged quest for revenge brings them face-to-face with their brutal legacy and the revelation of dark secrets. Benicio Del Toro, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini and Gretchen Mol also star in director Abel Ferrara's brooding crime drama set in 1930s New York.
Enjoyed the film, wished there was more hats but good story, ending was perplexing though?
We saw the Coen brothers' remake of True Grit last night. Very entertaining, but we thought the ending was rather abrupt.
just finished Kansas City Confidential (1952)
In this tough-minded film noir, ex-cop Tim Foster (Preston Foster) thinks he's pulled off the perfect bank robbery. But his plan hits a snafu when an innocent man is suspected, and Foster decides to hunt down the real suspects. Full of hard-hitting action and plot twists, Kansas City Confidential is one classic you don't want to miss. Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam co-star.
John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Dona Drake, Carleton Young
Enjoyed this movie allot I thought It developed really good, the clothing, cars, and HATS were mesmerizing!
Just Finished the awesome Film Noir with the great James Stewart: Call Northside 777 (1948)
My goal is to find a fedora like the one he don this entire movie, if anyone can guide me to the exact style name, and dimensions of the fedora... actually it is very similar to that of B.J. Hedberg's avatar photo. The help is appreciated.
back to the movie..
James Stewart stars in this documentary-style legal drama based on a true story. During Prohibition, Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) is falsely accused and imprisoned for killing a cop in a speakeasy. His mother, Tillie (Kasia Orzazewski), has a fierce belief in her son's innocence, but it's only when reporter P.J. McNeal (Stewart) starts investigating the crime 11 years later that the truth comes to light. Lee J. Cobb costars as McNeal's editor.
James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker, Betty Garde, Kasia Orzazewski, Joanne De Bergh, Howard Smith, Moroni Olsen, J.M. Kerrigan, John McIntire
James Stewart is one of my favorite actors the finest of them all in classics golden age, his work is timeless.
Ball of Fire again. I think I watch this one at least 7 or 8 times per year.