Friday, November 12, 2004

Installment Ten...

“I have always been more inclined to believe the ruck of hard-working people than to believe that special and troublesome literary class to which I belong. I prefer even the fancies and prejudices of the people who see life from the inside to the clearest demonstrations of the people who see life from the outside. I would always trust the old wives’ fables against the old maid’s facts. As long as wit is mother wit it can be as wild as it pleases.”

-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

4 comments:

Superman said...

Mr. Foolish M. Knight i am sorry abotu this i did not know where to post this so i just dicieded here...
Umm anyway i watched some of the movie Cassablanca
and here is what i have to say.
Intreasting story great camra shots (for back then)
the acting and script left much to be desired...
anyway i still think your taste in movies is impecable...

midnitcafe said...

I'm sorry I have to comment on this. What does one mean when it is said that Casablanca had great camera shots (for back then)? Camera shots aren't really influenced by the technology, the lack of CGI back then doesn't effect an angle or close up shot or what have you. So what exactly are you talking about? What about the story did you not like. Bogart, Becall, Lorre acted poorly? Really? I find the movie to be nearly perfect. just curious why, in a little more detail, you found it not so good. If it sounds a little harsh, no harm is meant. The questions are geniune and meant in the politest manner. i just couldn't not comment at this moment.

i just came across this blog and found it quite interesting. Sorry my first comment is to quesiton a commenter. How did the month without movies go? Or did you blog on that and I haven't found it yet? i haven't seen a new movie in two months, which is a record for me. but that's due to various circumstances, and I have still watched many of my own dvds.

Foolish Knight said...

Well, Nathan it appears the gauntlet has been laid down. Big time.

midnitcafe said...

Wow, I didn't mean to lay a gauntlet down :) I am by no means a film scholar or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and try to turn a somewhat scholarly eye to them. By that I mean I try not to just sit mindlessly watching but actually look at what the filmaker is trying to say and HOW he/she/they are trying to say it. In this case when someone says negative things about one of my favorite movies, I want to know the specifics. You, or anyone, is certainly entitled to an opinion about Casablanca or anyting else. But I would like to understand the reasonings for it.