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Posts tagged ‘Memorial Day’

Sky Above – The Enemy Below

As this is the Memorial Day holiday, I’ve made a habit of watching war films in remembrance of the men and women who died serving this country. Two of Powell’s were such, and very good films as a matter of fact. Since my colleague Kevin highlighted one last year in a guest post, The Hunters (1958), I’ll promote his first that preceded it. The supremely underrated, The Enemy Below (1957).

Friday Forgotten Film: In Harm’s Way

Even when his films began to experience critical and financial failures in the mid-60s, Preminger’s still held your eye and interest. Likely the initial film of these so-called bombs would also be the first of his I actually saw on the big screen at the local movie theater. In Harm’s Way. It’s my contention the film’s forgotten somewhat because it’s not listed among either the director’s or the film’s leading man’s best. That’d be unfair for it was a better drama than given credit, perhaps disregarded because of its war film heritage.

TMT: Movie at the Turn

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. Credit for this one goes to my NoCal brethren blogger mummbles, of the Rantings site. He wrote the following in a comment to my last TMT post concerning a certain film (and series):

“Like I said before I am very envious of anyone alive who enjoyed movies at this time. I am not without a similar experience, in 1999 I went to LA and saw Episode I at the exact same theater…”

TMT: In Another Galaxy at The Chinese

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. Leave it to my good friend, author John Kenneth Muir, for finally getting me to put this one online. His stellar commemoration piece from Wednesday, Memory Bank: Waiting in Line to see Star Wars (1977), is not to be missed, and includes images of those times that served as the spur for this download of mine:

“But, in my heart, I suppose I do understand why some fans chose to stand in line awaiting a new release in the popular old franchise. Standing-in-line is a communal experience first, one allowing fans to connect to other Star Wars fans and to plug-in to the community’s sense of enthusiasm and excitement And secondly, standing-in-line now likely qualifies as a nostalgic experience for older fans, at least for ones of my (advanced) age.”