Tag Archives: romance

A Place In The Sun (1951)

“I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.” I’ve been reading Steve Erickson’s fantastic novel Zeroville. It tells a strange cinephile’s story of chasing Hollywood in … Continue reading

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

“For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city’s turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.” The most striking revelation occurred to me during my research for Sunrise: A … Continue reading

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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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The Last Picture Show (1971)

“Just remember, beautiful, everything gets old if you do it often enough.” If Wikipedia is to be trusted, The Last Picture Show came about by a strange sequence of events. Stage actor and film critic Peter Bogdanovich was 31 years old with … Continue reading

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The Graduate (1967)

 “It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.” … Continue reading

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Our Hospitality (1923)

“It would be the death of anyone to go outside tonight.” Something I find beautiful about film is that once you become aware of works from throughout film history, you start to distinguish artistry and innovation from more uninspired works, regardless … Continue reading

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Pretty Woman (1990)

“People put you down enough, you start to believe it.” As an update, the 2016 version of the 1001 List has finally hit the presses. A few of my existing reviews have been made obsolete in light of some newer additions, … Continue reading

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