Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

I really liked this movie! The plot line is relatively easy to follow and its almost border lining into a comedy, rather than a typical Western. Its about these two guys that are on the run from the law, basically.

  • I’m a little confused about what the sepia tone of the beginning, middle and end scenes represent. I thought, at first, that they were the parts that they know where fact and the rest is what is rumored to of happened and that sepia was used to show it as ‘old footage’ showing that its ‘real’. However, as the movie went on, I don’t think that’s the case. I think that maybe its just to remind the audience that this is history they’re talking about. However, it does say at the beginning “Most of what follows is true.”
  • I only have one bad thing to say about the fantastic casting of Robert Redford and Paul Newman; they don’t look old enough to be ‘over-the-hill’ robbers. But aside from that, they’re brilliant together, there’s so much chemistry, they just ooze with ‘best-friend-forever-ness’. However, I am confused because they discover stuff about each other as they run from the law. I don’t know whether they’ve just met and they just happen to really get along or if the script is supposed to show us that even BFFs don’t know everything about each other.
  • The comedy is my kind of comedy. Its not laugh-out-loud funny but it makes you smile. Redford and Newman have great comic timing and style, they just bounce off one another with teasing and jokes that BFFs do say to each other. Don’t wish to go on about this but it does really make me miss my friends back in England.
  • Their relationship with the woman is weird… almost like they’re having a threesome but without the BFFs getting together; they just take it in turns to ‘be’ with her. Weird…
  • It was interesting to see the bicycle make a little appearance in a Western. It oddly works as a little sidekick to the horse.
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    The Sting

    Very good movie. Fast paced, never boring and with a great twist at the end!

  • I really liked the opening credits and the title cards that were used throughout, I thought it was good to let the audience in on the stages of a con. However, the opening titles with the cast made it feel like it was a TV show rather than a film, I didn’t really like that.
  • Ergh, I hate seeing such corrupt policemen! I love that the police are the bad guys in this film, rather than the conmen.
  • Bloody hell, Paul Newman was really skinny back then! Scrawny little thing!
  • “He’s not as tough as he looks.” “Neither are we.” I loved this script!
  • I love all the card tricks. This film has made me want to learn poker, though I know I’d be awful because I’m constantly asking people about the rules which ruins the game most of the time!
  • I loved that Gondorf [Newman] decided to go for the drunk approach; it puts the other players in false security. Also there was some good comedy in there, like the way he looked at his cards so close to his chest. Brad Pitt did it in Mr and Mrs Smith, too.
  • The FBI wear funny straw hats! Then they blackmail Hooker [Redford]! How very un-FBI of them!
  • Awwww if Hooker had told Gondorf, he’d totally understand! Grrrr!!
  • Ooooooooooooh. Gah! That was a twist that I should of seen coming!! Its almost like they coned the audience as well!
  • Very good, I really liked it!

    106/212 [officially half way through my challenge!!!]

    Kate
    xoxo

    Published in: on April 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM  Leave a Comment  
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    All The President’s Men

    I was bored whilst watching this movie. Unfortunately, I’m a teenager who isn’t interested in politics at all and doesn’t know that much about recent American history. The only good thing I found which was relatively impressive was the speech and sound. The actors have to talk over airplanes and loud office noises which makes the scenes more realistic and like a documentary. The characters also spoke over each other which is also realistic; if you listen in on any conversation in real life, you’ll hear them talking over one another, not waiting for the other to stop speaking like ‘in the movies’.

    Oooo, I did like one other thing. When they’re talking to each other through their typing is something that us girls do when we’re talking about stuff we don’t want anyone else to hear but on our mobile/cell phones! It just made me smile.

    Er… that’s about it. I regret to say I didn’t enjoy it but I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who will/do. My mum does!

    18/212

    Kate
    xoxo

    Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM  Comments (1)  
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