Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day #21,507

Movie #1471 (#258 this year): The Outer Gate(1937, Raymond Cannon)

Kay Linaker

After watching The Blob I thought I'd check out Kay Linaker's (The Blob's screenwriter) work as an actress. Man, this is about as low as you can go. This one is inept in pretty much every way. Linaker isn't much of an actress and neither is the rest of the cast. Mr Cannon simply points the camera in his job as director. The plot is a morality play: which is best, an eye-for-an-eye or turn-the-other-cheek? The scriptwriters are all for turn-the-other-cheek and are helped by the inept cast as there is no smooth Hollywood production to distract from the question at hand. Looking at this, it appears that these are real joes and janes wrestling with this question.
So, in conclusion, inept but enjoyable.

Movie #1472 (#259 this year): Dear Wendy(2005, Thomas Vinterberg)

Gun culture picture for teens. Appears to be a re-enactment of the history of gun culture in the USA. Teens go from wearing old-timey clothes and caring for their guns to a big time shootout ending. Kept me entertained but there's not much substance to this one.

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