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Two remarkable movies: Some Came Running and Lola Montes

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I don’t recall now the reviews or recommendations that prompted me to put Some Came Running and Lola Montes in my queue, but I’m very glad I did. Both movies are remarkable.

Some Came Running (the movie came out in 1958) depicts clearly small-town life of the 50s and the pressures to conform. I graduated from high school in 1957, and my graduation address was a blast at conformity and the importance of breaking away—I assume that it must have been a recognized issue. The performances are remarkable, and the movie is definitely worth seeing.

Lola Montes is remarkable for its format and its innovations—and it has a good story to tell, in addition. Highly recommended.

UPDATE: If you haven’t seen Warlock, I recommend that you do: Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark, Dorothy Malone. And DeForest Kelley has a small role, too.

Written by Leisureguy

24 August 2008 at 8:54 am

Posted in Movies & TV

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