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Friday, August 31, 2012

My Summer Movies, 2012

Welcome, fellow film bloggers!  In addition to the list you made in the computer lab, write a brief paragraph on one of your movies:  your favorite movie, or the one that surprised you the most.

For me that movie is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?  It's a great, sort of horror movie, starring Betty Davis and Joan Crawford, two legendary actresses.  Though the movie was made in the 60s, it is shot in black and white to eerie effect.  It's one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen, and a brave movie for Betty Davis to make since she is evil and totally out of touch with reality in this movie.  It's not a choice that many actresses of her stature would have made -- since most actors like making movies where they play heroes -- yet it won her a third Oscar for Best Actress. 

Here's my list:

Movies at Home:
The Dark Night Rises
The Queen of Versailles
The Avengers
The Amazing Spider Man
A Clockwork Orange
The Dictator
Moonrise Kingdom
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Thelma and Louise
We Need To Talk About Kevin
The Apartment
No Country for Old Men
The Day of the Jackal
Bonnie and Clyde
Forrest Gump
Breaking Away
The Wizard of Oz
White Dog
Saturday Night Fever
Scent of a Woman