Yearly Roundup – 1942
Posted by martinteller on April 1, 2014
The Cream of the Crop
Haven’t seen a lot from this year, and there’s nothing left that I particularly want to see at the moment. I’d call it a pretty “lean” year, except for one little thing. Casablanca is rightfully regarded by many as one of the greatest movies of all time, and it currently holds the #3 spot on my own list. I have yet to write more than a couple of brief sentences about Casablanca, but I’ve never felt a need to. The movie speaks for itself… it’s like some sort of natural phenomenon, a perfect movie that just emerged out of the earth.
Slightly Less Creamy, But Still Tasty
Like I said, it’s a lean year. The only movie I have for this section is one of several works by Orson Welles that were butchered by a studio: The Magnificent Ambersons. I’ve stopped hoping for a miracle that will give us the film as Welles wanted it… at this point, I’ll just settle for a decent Blu-Ray release. Maybe not one of his most distinctive works, but a wonderfully crafted story.
Varying Degrees of Like
Varying Degrees of Hate
Some Notable Films In The Middle
Across the Pacific, For Me and My Gal, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Holiday Inn, The Major and the Minor, Mrs. Miniver, The Pride of the Yankees, Road to Morocco, Woman of the Year