Post by complicatedlife on Mar 18, 2007 20:52:42 GMT -5
I'm happy as a pig in poops
Last night, "American Beauty" was on TBS (even with commercial interruptions every 15 minutes and idiotic dubbings to clean up the language, it is still an extremely enjoyable film) and this evening, IFC aired "Magnolia" uninterrupted and uncut!
I tried watching "Algiers," but the amusing references to the "Cas-BAH" weren't enough to hold my interest. It's part of a set of dectective films and serials a friend gave me. There are some treasures on it, but also some things that are better left forgotten.
I saw "Experiment In Terror" a suspense thriller made in 1962 with Lee Remick. Blake Edwards directed, which surprised me. It had the sheen, pacing and look of something Otto Preminger might have done. It was also refreshingly free of gratuitous violence. I highly recommend it.
I could see how some people are really into it with all the cool visuals and all. It good for a while but by the 1 and 1/2 hour mark it was getting tiresome. I mean, how many stabbing and beheadings can a person watch? Plus the dialogue was a little on the thin side. My son ate it all up though.