Monday, August 20, 2012
A recap of this weeks screenings. Proof in writing that I watch too many movies.
The Up Series: I've watched 7 up, Seven plus Seven, and part of 21 and Up. If you've never seen this fascinating British documentary, it follows the lives of a group of British children from the age of seven (in 1964), and then every seven years after that. It's addicting and depressing to watch them get older.
Hell on Wheels: I finished the first of this AMC series. This show is set in the time right after the civil war, when America began building the continental railroad. The characters all live in the tent camp that follows the building of the railroad tracks. The filming and sets were believable, the subject matter uncomfortable a lot of times, and the violence graphic.
Almost Elvis (2001): Documentary about the Elvis impersonator contest that is (apparently) held in Memphis each year. This was pretty standard documentary fare-- it was watchable at times and boring at others.
Doctor Zhivago (2002): Remake of the classic. This was pretty good- filming was nice, plot was of course depressing as always.
Well the byline doesn't really hold this week- I haven't watched too many movies!
I hooked up our turntable in the living room and 've been listening to records instead: Woody Guthrie's dust bowl ballads, Hank Williams, Irving Berlin, Devo...