Tomorrow is the last day of my 101 in 1001 (WHAT?!?!?!?!?!), which means that tonight I'm watching my last movie from the AFI list. All in all, I've made it through 66 of the 100 movies on the list, which I think is fairly impressive considering I basically only started crossing them off last year! (I've also seen but not rewatched another 7 of them, meaning I've seen a total of 73. Definitely not too shabby!)
So, let's talk about the ones I've watched since January, shall we?
Excellent, as most of Hitchcock's stuff is. But also kind of insane? I mean, he basically brought every single event in that movie on himself. Plus, that whole "I'm going to turn you into a copy of a dead woman" thing is creep-tastic.
Mostly fun, but some of the gags went on for a little longer than was strictly necessary. The ending was cute.
All About Eve
Kind of great, and (rather unsurprisingly) reminiscent of playing LA Noire.
The Godfather Part II
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooored. It probably didn't help that I'd basically forgotten about all the events of The Godfather so I had very little idea of who any of the characters were or how they were connected... Plus, any time there was dialogue in Italian, I'd mostly tune out. At least The Godfather had that whole horse's head in a bed thing going for it...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of Disney movies. This one was no exception. The girl who voiced Snow White reminded me FAR too much of Lena Lamont from Singin' in the Rain, which just made her dialogue and songs bizarrely hilarious. Also, it's a little creepy having her live happily ever after with a dude she saw once for like two minutes...
The Deer Hunter
FAR too long. The wedding scene could have been cut down by at least half an hour for starters... The Russian roulette scenes were tense, but the special effects used for the blood were rather laughable, which took away some of the shock value. As far as Vietnam War movies go, it was by far the least traumatic.
North by North-West
Ugh, more boxing. Although nowhere near as painful to watch as Raging Bull.
Basically Grease without the singing. Weirdly plotless. Although at least it introduced the world to Harrison Ford.
BORED BORED BORED BORED BORED. And then like ten minutes of Clint Eastwood being a BAMF.
All The President's Men
Jack Lemmon is always excellent, and Shirley McClaine was rather spectacular too. Kind of a genius idea to make extra money by lending out your apartment. But I'm not sure I'd call it a comedy. It was pretty damned depressing...
SO EFFING LONG. Would have been infinitely better with decent editing. I mean, you could easily have edited an hour out of that movie without damaging on the plot... Aside from that, Kirk Douglas' haircut was HILARIOUS.
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. I made it as far as their arrival in the village and then abandoned ship. I'm not willing to spend my life watching the "good guys" torture and massacre people. Add in rape jokes and you honestly couldn't pay me to watch the rest of this movie.
The French Connection
The chase scene was great. The rest of it was a little on the slow side.
OH MY GOD THE LONGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. And basically nothing happens except that Jesus turns up at convenient moments, and Charlton Heston gazes adoringly at other men.
Have you seen any of these? What did you think? And, perhaps most importantly, should I watch the rest of the movies on the list to finish it once and for all??