Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing...The Classic Movie Marathon

You remember how this time last week I asked you whether I should what marathon I should do? Well, the Classics seemed to with the majority of the vote, so I shall hereby introduce you to...

Classic Movie Marathon

As promised, I'll be watching twelve movies made before 1955, some which I have seen, some which I have not. Here's the proposed timetable:

I've booked a couple of days off from this duty because one day I have like five other movies to watch and another day I have work until late, so I won't be able to squeeze a movie in. And I should probably say that the dates are set to NZ time, so depending where you are in the world, the dates might differ by a day or so. However, I don't want to do this job alone. I'd love it if you guys could watch these and blog about them too, and just send me a link at

Feel free to take the little banner thingy and link it back here, I'd love as much word spread as possible! Thank you!


  1. You wrap up with His Girl Friday...that's my favorite movie of all time. You will enjoy it. Sounds like you have a lot of fun with this.

  2. I wish you all the best with this Marathon.

    I tried a World Cinema Weekender, it only had 5 films!! But I failed miserably. I only got through 2!! LOL Life got in the way. The hazards of having kids I suppose!!

    Anyway good luck and I look forward to the result of this ├╝ber task!


  3. Looks like a cool lineup. I've actually only seen a little less than half of these, His Girl Friday being my favorite.

  4. Ooh, nice list. Only seen Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend and His Girl Friday.

  5. Double Indemnity is THE shit. Love it to death. Looking forward to these, man! Great lineup!

  6. Well, I'm interested in this marathon, because I actually haven't seen any of these films!
    I look froward to reading your thoughts on them...

  7. I go with Jack; haven't seen any of the films, and am curious for your thoughts. Good luck!

  8. I have seen Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend, and both are wonderful. This is such a great idea for a Marathon. I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing your thoughts. I won't have the time to keep up, but I might try and squeeze in one or two. I have been trying to see His Girl Friday, so that will be one at least. Perhaps Ninotchka too! :-)

  9. Monty - I really enjoyed His Girl Friday when I watched it ages ago, I'm looking forward to seeing it again! Thanks!

    Custard - Thank you! That's why I chose the holidays...the only distraction is work. I'm looking forward to it too!

    Anna - Wow. I picked ones that aren't amazingly popular because I wanted to be different, haha.

    Cherokee - How did you see Double Indemnity before me? I'm watching it tomorrow, can't wait :)

    Jack - You haven't seen any of them? I'm amazed!

    Lime(tte) - Thank you!

    Andy - Yay, I have a fellow participant! Thank you for the well wishing! His Girl Friday and Ninotchka were good, from what I remember, too.

  10. oh...and James - I daftly forgot you! Anyway, His Girl Friday seems to be a real crowd pleaser around here!

  11. We've had it in the house for forever (my dad is a big noir fan) and I watched Double Indemnity and Gun Crazy in a row not so long ago, actually. Best double bill ever? I think so.

    Also - Hamlet is supposed to be AMAZING. We have it on video (yes, we still use our video player), so like you, I am definitely gonna get round to watching it!

  12. I love film noir. I just got Double Indemnity off Fatso on my free trial, I've been looking for it forever!
    I've had Hamlet since early 2009, and I think I started watching it but I never finished it. And that's cool still using a video player, we have a couple and we use them all the time!


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