Sunday, June 29, 2008

Famous Last Words 3.4

Last week's answer: Five Easy Pieces. Here's this week's quote:

“I have a little confession to make. I really am a horse doctor, but marry me and I’ll never look at another horse.”

Remember, e-Mail answers to this address no later 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

"By the power vested in me..."

"I'm an asshole... with an Uzi!"

"My body is a roadmap of pain."

"Sheriff! You are violating my territorial bubble!"

Jeffrey Combs is so awesome as Dammers. That is all.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Criterion Watch: June 2008 edition

Aside from its ongoing commitment to awesomeness, I don’t really have any exciting news to report as regards my relationship with Angela. So I’m sorry to say this month’s Criterion Watch will be markedly less exciting than last month's. That said, plenty of goodness to go around.

Naturally, the big Criterion news for September is the release of three of Max Ophuls’ most celebrated films on snazzy new DVDs. Like it or not, the majority of movie lovers watch classic films primarily on DVD, which may explain why Ophuls doesn’t have the same rep as, say, Douglas Sirk or Nicholas Ray. So of course, this release is very, very good news:

While I’m a tad disappointed that Letter From an Unknown Woman will be part of this release, I expect it’ll end up in Criterion’s hands sooner or later. Besides, I haven’t yet seen Le Plaisir, so this will afford me the chance to do so.

Also, more Ozu! The final Ozu, to be precise. Box cover art to be posted when it's announced.

And let’s not forget about Eclipse, the scrappy lil’ brother of Criterion. Eclipse previously announced the upcoming release of a Larisa Shepitko box set:

But I’m even more excited about the release that follows that:

Can a box set that includes Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana and Drifting Clouds be far behind? I sure hope not.

Finally, here’s this month’s teaser from the Criterion newsletter:

That would be Martin Ritt’s masterful adaptation of the John le Carré novel, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, right? After all, Criterion's doing Paramount now, at least since Days of Heaven. If this is the case, itwould be my first double-dip in ages, and I’m completely OK with that.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Famous Last Words 3.3

Last week's quote was from Once Upon a Time in America. Here's this week's:

“Where we’re goin’ it’s gonna get colder than hell.”
“Nah, it’s OK. I’m fine. Fine, I’m fine.”

Remember, e-Mail answers to this address no later than 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!

Actual content to come later this week, time permitting.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Famous Last Words 3.2

Last week's quote: Manhattan.

This week's quote: “I hope the investigation turns out to be nothing. It'd be a shame to see a lifetime of work go to waste.”

Remember, answers get sent here and are due by 11:59 Eastern on Wednesday. Good luck!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Famous Last Words: The Return (Week 1)

For those of you who haven't been visiting The Screengrab lately, I've kicked off the next round of Famous Last Words over there. So if you'd like to play along, I'll go ahead and post the quotes here as well. Here's the first week's quote:

“Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people.”

Remember, submit all guesses to no later than Wednesday at 11:59 PM. Good luck!