Movie Diary 2/20/2012

Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000). After seeing this again I had to add a note to my 2000 Ten Best Movies listing, which originally had Yi Yi at #1 but also some equivocation about the rankings. Naw, I think this is a stone-cold #1.

The Hitch-Hiker (Alvin Ganzer, 1960). The “Twilight Zone” episode, that is. Wanted another look at this great episode to ascertain its film-noirness: and yes, I think so, especially given the overall air of angst, even beyond the fear of the hitcher. Plus it was written in the late 40s noir heyday, as a celebrated radio play by Lucille Fletcher, who also wrote Sorry, Wrong Number. The final few shots: Inger Stevens, Bernard Herrmann music, resignation – good stuff.

What a Feeling! is on Spring Break for a couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t, you know, browse.


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