Saturday, August 15, 2009

37 down only 63 to go

To Kill a Mockingbird: I thought the dad acting was a little rough, but I could look past it since the movie wasn’t in his perspective.
But the one good thing that came out of this movie is that now I have a great desire to read the book. … but that is mostly because I don’t understand how a book that is only 296 pages could produce a movie that is 2 hours and 11 minutes long.

Saving Private Ryan: it was a war movie about WWII… so of course I loved it.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: lots of Spanish and no subtitles, the Mexicans wore sombreros, and there were lots of donkeys. Very stereotypical Mexico.
The last 10 minutes of the movie had a turning point that involved a brand on a livestock animal and the “bad guys” getting caught,
which was almost the same exact thing that happened in ….

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: I would call this movie a gangster/western movie. And since those genres are turning out to be my favorites, I liked the movie. (Well I might just like it b/c I watched it right after the Sierra Madre movie, and I that one seems like a waste of a AFI 100 spot compared to this movie)
-but, this movie would be 10x better if they would have had a better makeup artist/wardrobe specialist.

Bonnie and Clyde:
on the back of the DVD they called it a gangster movie, I don’t think I would consider it one.
I was disappointed that more people didn’t die, how messed up Clyde was, and how they didn’t seem that successful at robbing banks.

The Deer Hunter: I would only watch it again if I was watching it with some one who has never seen it. (I enjoyed the shock value)

Lawrence of Arabia:
way way way to long. This movie should not be in the top 10. *

I ended up buying a VCR at a goodwill-ish store they have in Perry. I figured I could waste 5.50 on something that may or may not work.

* it is now 2012 and I still tell people that this is my least favorite movie on the list.


  1. I can't believe you haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird.

  2. I also can't believe you haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird, it's one of my favorites...I'll bring you a copy (or maybe it'll be a birthday present?!)

    ..also Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a fabulous movie. I <3 Paul Newman