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The Wild Bunch
Husband (current) said, “I liked it. It was one of the best westerns, ever. No one was a hero. I have to admit that every time it comes on, I watch it. There is not a bad scene in that movie. But there was one scene in the beginning when Edmond O’Brian’s nephew was crazy, going around killing a woman. He was a sickest psychopath in there, and so he didn’t belong in their group. You couldn’t trust that guy. He was too much wild.” The husband was glad he got kicked out of [killed off in] the movie at the beginning.
I felt it was a very good introduction to sequential time passing scenes. That was the most prominent and enjoyable aspect of the film. Both myself and my current spouse of 37 years enjoyed it.
I felt it was a fun brilliant film. Each character was a unique jewel. It was a showcase as well as a plotting enjoyment. The current husband would and will never even give it a try, just turned off by snippets of visuals or sounds he has caught in passing.
I felt disappointed at the end, where the prince was just a tag along and had no part of the resolution. I like teams coming together and accomplishing great things. I don’t need a put down character to feel female empowerment. That is why I never watch any Wonder Woman films. I read the comic with Diana and Steve when growing up in the 1950’s. Killing Steve off at the beginning of the film series was just silly.
My Fair Lady
In the 1960’s enthralled by the great beauty of sets and costumes and sounds and acting, I walked out of the movie in pleasurable enjoyment. My previous husband at the time went with me, and when we walked out he stood ridged and pointed his ridged arm and hand, saying loudly (yelled more like) on the sidewalk to me (and the world in general) about fantasy waste of time - anyone who is fooled by life being like that and more extremely loud harsh condemning words of the like. I was shocked of course, but it didn’t affect me much other than shock at the moment.
(Not listed as MC holistic but decades later:)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
When I walked out of the theater after the movie in a cloud of enjoyment and believing people can change their lives over one thing or meeting, the gal friend I saw it with, all of a sudden yelled out into the crowd of audience viewers leaving also, “That was the most ridiculous … [etc. ]!!!”
Some Like it Hot
The current husband liked it and considered Marilyn Monroe the greatest actress in American history. I felt it was charming.
The Thomas Crown Affair
I had seen the original in the theater in the 1960’s and was disappointed at the end. When I saw the recent production, I enjoyed how the plotting was changed and the ending more to my upbeat taste. I, immediately, knew when the original plotting deviated and maybe I created the helping his ward aspect but I followed the new plot with glee, appreciating how he was saving someone instead of just flexing his intellect against the world just for fun. For me, the whole film was the plotting difference. Now, the current husband appreciated and enjoyed the first film with Steve McQueen much better, that for him emphasizing teamwork and accomplishment was enjoyment.
After the villain in this film and a heavy in most other films, it is always memorable that Erle Stanley Gardner pointed to him when he came in to audition for the Hamilton Burger role and said, “That is Perry Mason.” Being a villain in a MC holistic film sure doesn’t kill one’s career. It was a warm fuzzy for me to be a part of Stewart’s character’s problem solving team.