Amy’s Movie-Fi-Cation Wrap Up Part 2

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All the movies in this article were made in the

60s or earlier and there wasn’t a movie listed

below I had seen before. In fact, I hadn’t even heard

of all these movies. Check

out my thoughts below!

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The Bridge on the River Kwai - Wikipedia

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) ★★

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I have known about this movie for quite awhile, but I

never really had much inkling to watch it until I

watched an episode of The Grand Tour where

Jeremy Clarkson and James May were going on

about it. In all honesty this movie turned out to be about

what I expected. A very slow war movie that did have

some small comedic scenes throughout, but is overall

a movie for old British men that I

don’t plan on rewatching anytime in the near future.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) ★★★★

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Not going to lie, I went into this movie thinking it was

about karate cowboys. Don’t ask me why. However, I

am sure you can imagine my relief (and also maybe

slight disappointment) when I realized this western

didn’t involve any aspects of karate. The movie opened

up with the line “Most of what follows is true,” which I

thought was a great twist on the typical “based on a true

story” line. (After the movie I looked into the true story of

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and found the story

quite interesting. I highly suggest you look into their story

as well!) The movie also had a great main cast of Paul

Newman and Robert Redford who’s on screen chemistry

made for a highly enjoyable movie experience. The movie

score definitely added an unexpected yet welcomed twist

in many scenes and sometimes even had me rolling on the

floor laughing. Overall this movie is definitely one that I

would be able to watch again and again and is worthy

of being on the greatest movies of all time list.

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The Manchurian Candidate

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) ★★

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This war movie has a fairly decent plot, but overall

poor execution. The whole movie was very slow and

it reminded me of a horror movie because there wasn’t

any real action until about the last 30

minutes of the movie. Not one I will watch again.

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Duck Soup

DUCK SOUP (1933) ★★★

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One of my biggest concerns before starting this movie

was that the political jokes (I had read in the

description that the movie is a political satire) were

going to go right over my head. However, this movie

pleasantly surprised me with its lack of actual political

references. I haven’t seen any of the Marx brothers’ other

films, but if they are anything like this movie then I wouldn’t

hesitate to watch them as well! The comedic banter, quick

wit, and slapstick comedy by the brothers, which is

definitely reminiscent of comedics such as Charlie Chaplin

and the Three Stooges, left me either smiling or laughing

out loud the entire movie. This is definitely a

movie I would watch again.

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Dial M for Murder

DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954) ★★★

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Hitchcock has made himself into a director many aspire

to in the mystery/thriller genre with his ability to take

seemingly ordinary situations and turn them into these

tense and suspenseful scenes. In this movie he was able

to make me root at times for both the “bad guy” as well

as the police inspectors during an attempted murder and

the following murder investigation. Although I will admit

some things did happen a little too smoothly, it was

still a film I enjoyed and found thrilling.

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Have you seen any of these movies? Any that would make

your must see list? Let me know in the comments.

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