Twittersode 008 – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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This Twittersode, I’m taking a quick look at “The Best Years of Our Lives” from 1946. Wyler really upped his game with this one.

The original Del Toro tweet is here.

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Twittersode 007 – Mrs. Miniver (1942)

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I’m here with a new Twittersode, this one about 1942’s propagandastic film “Mrs. Miniver!” It’s got an agenda, and that agenda is DRAMA! I mean, it’s clearly a piece of pro-war propaganda, but it’s also really good!

See Guillermo del Toro’s original tweet here!

041 – Creature From the Black Lagoon!

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You know what’s nice? To like a movie! And Ollie and I really liked this movie. Sure, we nitpick a bit, but “Creature From the Black Lagoon” is a solid monster flick. Check it out!

 

040 – The Thing From Another World!

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Get ready for some SCARRRY HORROR! It’s the most gruesome, frightening film ever made: “The Thing!” Oh, wait. Sorry. No. It’s “The Thing From Another World!” Not that gruesome. Not that frightening. Not scary. But, man, what a lot of talking there is!

Ollie and I end up somewhat underwhelmed by this cinematic classic, but maybe you’ll like it? Let’s find out!

038 – Unfaithfully Yours!

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This week, we’re back with more Preston Sturges! Only, instead of taking a hard look at America and wealth and art, we’re taking a hard look at trying-to-kill-your-wife! Yes, it’s 1948’s “Unfaithfully Yours” where Rex Harrison really overreacts to a couple of lines in a detective’s report and plots to kill his maybe-not-actually-cheating wife and then hilarity ensues.

No, seriously, it’s actually quite funny.

036 – Great Expectations!

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One of these days we’ll get back to spooky scary movies with monsters and ghouls, I promise! Until then, however, we’re looking at David Lean’s cinematic classic “Great Expectations” from 1946. Del Toro himself said that Lean’s Dickens adaptations “skate[d] the line between poetry and horror.”

It’s a beautiful film and really the only question I’m seriously left with. WHY IS PIP 40 YEARS OLD?

Twittersode 003 – La Chienne (1931)

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This Twittersode, I look at “La Chienne” from 1931. It’s not fun, but it’s really really good.

Guillermo del Toro’s original Tweet is here.