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The ghost of George Sanders reminds you to link your films, and that one should feel free to move on if bored.
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Tom Brown's School Days (1940)
Based on the novel of the same name which in turn is based on real life education reformer Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842). Somewhat sappy and preachy at times. Considering that it was made in England during the war I was expecting some war effort subtext but none was apparent unless you count the condemnation of bullies.
The 1951 English version has bigger tits.
The Flashman character went on to be the "hero" of George MacDonald Fraser's wonderful series about his post-Rugby years.
Michael Fassbender has the greatest sex life in the world - and he is ashamed of it. He has a sister (Carey Mulligan) who's a pain in the ass and occasionally pops into the film, but for little effect. Really, I didn't get the point of this British film by Steve McQueen (shouldn't certain names be retired, like sports numbers?).
Anyway, lots of swinging Fassbender dick and 100% skin across almost all of his sex partners. Shame indeed.
Casablanca 1942 Digital Projection at the Sheperdstown Opera House in Sheperdstown, WV.
Lovely old small theater with big overstuffed couches up front and a fine selection of craft beers and sodas - with freshly popped popcorn from an old fashioned movie house popper with real butter. And only $5.
Place was about half filled with an appreciative audience of Casablanca worshipers. Respectful, yet laughed at the appropriate places, etc. Truly a wonderful experience.
You are one lucky guy. Casablanca on the big screen with popcorn.
You'd have loved it, MG.
You had me at "Lovely old small theater with big overstuffed couches up front . . ."
Why can't more small towns do this? It sounds terrific! Sheperdstown, WV, though? That'd be some long commute.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)=A real treat for Woody Allen fans. And even those who like some of his movies but not others will probably enjoy it.
As the NF description says, Allen gave the filmmakers unprecedented access to his whole life, starting with a tour of the Brooklyn neighborhood and apartment where he grew up and explains how a few pivotal events steered him toward a career in film making.
Interviews with his family, especially his younger sister Letty, provide valuable insights into his early life. And then there is commentary by producers and others who worked with him and actors that worked under him.
All his films are covered, starting with Take the Money and Run (1969) to Midnight in Paris (2011). At three hours and twenty minutes plus 20-plus minutes in Bonus Features, this is about as comprehensive a documentary that could be made but it is always interesting and never drags or is slow.
4-4.5 stars. You'll probably need a couple nights to watch it all. Expect it to be on wait status.
Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. I have a friend who adores Woody Allen and she won't want to miss it. I'm not a diehard Allen fan, but your description and rating are so convincing that I'm going to add it myself.