1946. Frank Capra virgin and im not a proud one after this. Well I am proud of who I am but not of not knowing Capra. Last film, though. Could you say this one was his best work? No, not until I can find the other 8 he directed when I wasnt even born. So George Bailey. He wanted to travel, to see the world. Since day one. But he couldnt help himself. He also had a calling to save and help people. Bedford Falls cant let the boy go, and he cant let go either. A sense of duty I believe. But he was so busy helping people that he forgot to help himself. To fight his own battles. But his motivation was so just with Bedford Falls that you cant understand how he couldnt. Then theres Mary. Young Mary. In love Mary. You can see they belong to each other right before George realizes the same. Its december already. I dont have very “Christmas” movies on my watchlist. Havent see black and white while for a while, I think since Casablanca (1942). With surprise I found Donna Reed on my screen as Mary. She gave the film that “charming” feeling. I can feel the holidays coming with this film. But as George Bailey has taken care of the people of Bedford Falls, at the end, they dont forget a single thing, and they take care of him, and save him. In every way you can safe someone. Quizas solo es la cancion de Ed Sheeran y Sinatra que me ayuda a este “mood”.
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2015. Im not a Spielberg virgin. First one was E.T (1982) and after that, Schindlers List (1993). This one esta entre sus más recientes films. El ciclo de cine ruso en letras se puso más “Spielberg” y la coloco en la ultima fecha del ciclo. Bastante buena. Y tal como lo menciono el comentarista de la fecha, Jorge Lossio, retrara muy bien el ambiente de “guerra fría” entre USA y la URSS. James B. Donovan fue todo el “core” del film, y quizás es porque soy de la facultad de Derecho, but I love every minute of him being a lawyer. Todo el film se desenvuelve sobre el intercambio de espias entre estas dos naciones. And one man was the one who arranged all that. At first, the movie seems a bit like that “ordinary man” joke that Abel tells Donovan. But then, Abel shares the whole story. About a man who wont stop fighting, who will always be standing, taking whatever the world throws at him, just likes that scene at the Count of Montecristo (2002) where the kid doesnt care what the muggers do, because he can take it, and Donovan can take anything and still be a standing man. I thought maybe this whole film was going to be a little cliche, because the whole plot has been done before but this “exchange” of spies hasnt been done before, not like this. Even the CIA seem kind of like a silly joke, because Donovan was the only one who could get Abel to get the deal done or not. Everyone gets suck in the atraction of his brightness. But hes still a “family man” who forgets to bring the jam from the fake trip he was having in the UK. The ending was the end of a storyline and no surprises there, but you get the feeling that something emotional happened, and that “the wall” was the reason many were killed.
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1964. Kubrick made the screenplay. Esta movie es despues de Spartacus (1960) y Lolita (1962). I consider myself a Kubrick virgin. Porque solo he visto A Clockwork Orange (1971). Y esta movie me gusto mucho mas que la ultima. Es una satira, y esta llena de momentos irónicos sobre la vida like “Dont fight here, this is the war room” o como el doc Strangelove no puede evitar levantar su mano en saludo nazi, y llamar al presidente estadounidense “mein führer” un par de veces. Como caracterizan a los rusos like drunk people, cuando su principal representante ruso tiene una charla con el presidente estadounidense ebrio, and they both look like kids talking in the park. Con jokes como el “coommander” cuyo nombre es Jack D. Ripper, like Jack the Ripper, ha perdido la cordura completamente y somete al oficial britanico. Small detail, Peter Sellers retrara al presidente estadounidense, al doc Strangelove, y a este britanico. And you cant even notice it. Luego esta el efusivo general Buck que considera que los comunistas pueden dar excusas para todos y que en realidad atacar primero con “misiles” es la mejor idea. After all of the nonsense, todos los soldados americanos que tenia misiles con objetivos rusos son retornados a sus bases militares, salvo uno, bastante significativo cuyo “piloto” general es un cowboy en su totalidad. Que no piensa en nada mejor que quedarse sobre el misil cuando este esta “despegando” hacia su objetivo, and hes screaming like a cowboys while all hes about to die. With a smile on his face. And with his cowboy hat I think. The whole film ends with fireworks of course. And where every male has 10 females to “reproduce” because now they are living in caves. For 100 years. Por la radioactividad, you guys. Con todo ese tono algo “serio” ante las bromas del film, lo disfrutas. Y con todo, la audencia de cachimbos o casi cachimbos de letras con varias risas le hizo justicia al film.
Its a very enjoyable film and please watch it. If you have the time. And like old films? Wont regret it. La pude ver gracias al ciclo de cine ruso de letras. (Info here http://facultad.pucp.edu.pe/generales-letras/ciclo-cine-ruso-cien-anos-la-revolucion/ )
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