A noir Lord of the Rings. Now there’s an odd thought. I started catching up on classic movies I’ve missed earlier this year with Sunset Boulevard and Gone with the Wind, then got sidetracked onto monster and contained horror flicks as research for various scripts. Now I’m back to the classics. I recently saw Casablanca, Chinatown, and The Maltese Falcon (which I had seen but not for something like 25 years). After the last two, I decided to continue focusing on classic film noir, which meant finally signing up for Netflix as the Blockbuster selection of classics is pretty abysmal (for however much longer they’re even in business). My copy of The Big Sleep (Bogart version) arrived the other day. Also in the queue are Double Indemnity, High Sierra, Vertigo, Laura, The Big Heat, and The Killing. I’m open to other suggestions, too.
I actually have seen most of the AFI Top 100 Films list, so it’s not like I’m entirely uneducated in my chosen field — I just have some odd gaps to fill. (I blame ninjas.) After I finish off the noir films, I might work on the other missing Hitchcock films in my portfolio.