Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): #WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/13 - 8/27 (first-time features edition)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/13 - 8/27 (first-time features edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched, with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Unusually, every single film is a narrative feature I'd never seen before. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

"This place is big medicine. They guard it with spirits."
Jeremiah Johnson (1972), dir. Sydney Pollack
viewed August 13, 2013

Birth of Tombstone
Frontier Marshal (1939), dir. Allan Dwan
viewed August 13, 2013

Treasure quietly waiting to be retrieved
The Train Robbers (1973), dir. Burt Kennedy
viewed August 14, 2013

The great lover overshadowed by his own legend
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934), dir. Alexander Korda
viewed August 15, 2013

Whistling their way into early noir (p.s. that's Elia Kazan on the left)
Blues in the Night (1941), dir. Anatole Litvak
viewed August 15, 2013

The dream world of innocent play, swallowed up by encroaching darkness
A Safe Place (1971), dir. Harry Jaglom
viewed August 15, 2013

Playing ball on the wall
Drive, He Said (1970), dir. Jack Nicholson
viewed August 17, 2013

On August 18, I held a viewing marathon in which I watched and screen-capped features, shorts, TV episodes, and interview fragments.


A boy's best friend is his mother
Animal Kingdom (2010), dir. David Michod
viewed August 25, 2013

Fragile fantasy
Grand Canyon (1991), dir. Lawrence Kasdan
viewed August 26, 2013

"Not ordinary gumption, but four o'clock in the morning courage, and who's got that?"
The Mosquito Coast (1986), dir. Peter Weir
viewed August 27, 2013

2 comments:

Paul J. Marasa said...

Just put A Safe Place on my Instant Queue. Now that The Constant Viewer is an ebook, I'm already plotting CVII. In the meantime, thanks for inviting us to get lost with you.

p.s. In the mean-meantime, I've revived my Netflix Instant Play Picks of the Moment site. As I've always said, home living and entertainment is hard work.

Joel Bocko said...

I kinda liked A Safe Place, though I need to see it again (I watched it late at night, when I was tired, and it's already not the easiest film to follow). I could see how some people could find it pretentious and self-indulgent, but I often go for that type of thing (or rather, the type of thing that gets unfairly called those names).

I've been wanting to comment/contact you regarding Constant Viewer. I haven't read the ebook post yet. I had finally begun reading the entire series from the beginning, and made it up to about 1902 when the blog finished. Now I may pick up where I left off in the official book.

At some point I want to do a post about your venture, which is to me one of the most creative and exciting blogging endeavors I've encountered. Congratulations!