Wednesday, May 26, 2010

40 Critically Acclaimed But Little Seen Should-be Classics

The Obscure, the Forgotten, and the Unloved: 40 Critically Acclaimed But Little Seen Should-be Classics

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:23 AM

    I believe I've seen 10 of the 40, none of which I'd consider a "classic" but most of which I liked.

    I still say: where's Gator Bait?

    Jeff

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  2. I have seen exactly ONE of these films, JAZZ N A SUMMER'S DAY. I doubt I'll make any effort to find and watch any o the others, though I may watch that one again. It's worth it just for the part with Anito O'Day singing "Tea for Two".

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  3. Exactly one also. Modern Romance. Amusing, but in no way a classic.

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  4. I've seen two, RIDE LONESOME and THE TARNISHED ANGELS, which is loosely based on Faulkner's PLYON. Worth seeing for Dorothy Malone's parachute scene. Or just by the Signet movie edition.

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  5. Scott Cupp11:16 AM

    I had seen The Tales Of Hoffman which is very good. Made by the same guys who did the Red Shoes.

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  6. Gerard1:34 PM

    0 for 40. Where is Bubba Ho-Tep?

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  7. Jerry House4:05 PM

    Only Modern Romance for me. I'm more of a Joe Bob Briggs kind of movie goer, anyway.

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  8. Anonymous6:08 PM

    OK, I've seen the four mentioned by Rick, Dave and Bill.

    Also MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW, THE RECKLESS MOMENT, OUR DAILY BREAD (you should check this one out), REMEMBER THE NIGHT, MAN OF ARAN and ACCIDENT.

    Jeff

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  9. Great to see RIDE LONESOME at the top of the list! Only one I'd quibble with is the '28 HOUSE OF USHER, which I found slow and a bit pretentious

    Where's THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE?

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