That’s something Humphrey Bogart says in one of my favorite films, Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place. It’s a quote illustrative of what I’ll be doing here. To be able to sermonize uninterrupted will take some getting used to. But I do hope to be interrupted.
This whole idea started out as a list I began keeping about a week ago of the films I’ve been watching…
Out of the Past – Jacques Tourneur – 1947
My Geisha – Jack Cardiff – 1962
Asphalt Jungle – John Huston – 1947
Gilda – Charles Vidor – 1946
Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Richard Fleischer – 1955
A King in New York – Charlie Chaplin – 1957
King of New York – Abel Ferrara – 1990
Eyes Without a Face – Georges Franju – 1959
Control – Anton Corbijn – 2007
Jigoku (Hell) – Nobuo Nakagawa – 1960
Palindromes – Todd Solondz – 2004
I did also see The Dark Knight, but believe me when I say I won’t litter the infinite internet with any words on the subject. Thoughts on some of the films in the list above will be forthcoming.