Tag Archives: adventure

The African Queen (1951)

“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” Some films, particularly in earlier Hollywood but even so today, seem to be a product of star power alone. The poster for The African Queen has Humphrey Bogart and Katharine … Continue reading

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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

“He’s a man from outer space and we’re taking him to his spaceship.” As anyone would be when revisiting their beloved childhood films, I was hopeful but dubious about returning to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial for critical analysis. Tons of scenes from … Continue reading

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Easy Rider (1969)

“They’ll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.” I’ve been trying to hit the AFI Top 100 especially hard lately, and after being … Continue reading

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North by Northwest (1959)

“Now you listen to me. I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting … Continue reading

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Star Wars (1977)

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Revisiting the original Star Wars has been a terribly significant experience for my film journey, more so than I would have expected. I opted … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” In my ongoing journey to review the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, there are a few things about the book … Continue reading

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

“This – This is history.” Some would call Raiders of the Lost Ark the best adventure movie ever made. I was curious about this claim, so as any reasonable person would, I Googled “best adventure movie.” Sure enough, there was … Continue reading

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