Monday, February 13, 2012

Day #21,971

Walk km 9852-9863 (12,108 to go): Lake City Station to Hastings @ Kootenay

wall mural
approx km 9860 off Hastings St (Burnaby)

Movie #1955: The Reckless Moment (1949, Max Ophuls)

James Mason is the rarest of characters: the sympathetic blackmailer. Joan Bennett is, as usual, superb. All kinds of nice touches elevate this one well above its storyline.
The first Ophuls I saw was nothing special. I'll have to try another one.

Movie #1956: When Worlds Collide (1951, Rudolph Mate)

Stooopid plot. Idiot science. Crappy acting. Like, what was the silly painting that they walked into on the new world. The best depiction of the new world was something that looks like it was drawn by a six year old? This was made by Paramount, not some grade Z studio. And yet they spent a lot of money on making this in colour. Confusing.
After reading IMDB: it appears that time ran out - it was time to release the film and they didn't have a model for the new planet so they quickly got someone to paint a picture.

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