Isn’t it nice when the universe works out this way? For the latest HMWYBS episode, we were told to choose between Morocco and Blonde Venus for a Dietrich episode. I had Morocco coming up on my schedule for the next installment of my year in review project, and I recently got to see Blue Angel in 35mm to boot, which made a nice segway.
This also marked a mildly special occasion: my 1000th film logged on Letterboxd (not my 1000th movie watched, I added some crappy movies I remembered watching as a child right after). I originally wanted to go with the slightly numerically appropriate Le Million, but when I couldn’t get a copy, I considered going with a special best shot entry instead.
An ever shifting axis.
I was very disappointed that I could not make room in my schedule for Queen Margot last round. It looks exactly like what I want in a period piece, but there’s always the prospect of something to look forward to.
Anyway, back to the present, albeit reluctantly…
Science fiction…double feature…(with something else in between)…
Making a film where the titular character has your first name ❤ (Also, I watched the shorter cut.)
For the next LBaO feature, we’re looking back at the Picture + acting Oscar nominees of the year 1929/30:
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Big House
The Big Pond
The Devil’s Holiday
The Green Goddess
The Love Parade
The Rogue Song
Sarah and Son
Their Own Desire