The Blue Max
A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
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Panos M (ca) wrote: Unfunny and unimaginative
(mx) wrote: This movie did tend to be kind of stupid, but a bit intense and a bit funny, but besides that this was a lazy movie.
Jordan A (de) wrote: The greatest Canadian movie ever made!
Jacob M (kr) wrote: PART OF MY CLASSIC VIEWINGS OF 2014 LIST When you think of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the film that immediately coms off the bat is 1965's The Sound of Music, also known as everyone's favorite musical and is one of the greatest and most successful films of all-time. It's also one of my all-time favorite films. While I really love The Sound of Music, it was high time I watched another film from this legendary duo. Carousel was a film I had wanted to watch for quite some time, and was a film I was really anticipating when turning it on... but little did I know that Carousel would end up becoming one of the worst musical experiences I've ever experienced... and it's currently what I view as the second worst musical I've ever seen in my life, just behind that awful overrated mess that was Gigi. Carousel tells the story of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a carousel barker who has a thing with women, particularly a factory worker named Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones). Though they originally did not want to marry, they tie the knot anyway, a decision that leads to some controversy in the community, especially when there's rumors about a certain slap. Though when it's revealed that Julie is pregnant, unemployed Billy decides to be more supportive, and wanting to make her happier and more wealthy, stages a heist with a prison buddy Jigger (Cameron Mitchell), but backfires when Billy unintentionally dies while escaping. In Heaven, Billy learns that 15 years later, Julie and her teen daughter (Susan Luckey), are facing financial troubles and grief over his passing, so Billy goes back down to Earth, as angels can do for one day only, to help give the family more hope. Carousel also stars Gene Lockhart as the Heavenly Starkeeper and William LeManessa as Billy's Heavenly Friend. I really wanted to really love this film, as the Cinemascope cinematography is breathtaking and the staging of the choreography is done well in the wider camera techniques, plus the acting from Gordon McRea and Shirley Jones were decent at best, along with Gene Lockhart, who gives the best performance as the Starkeeper, who I wished had more screen time. But this film had so many issues and problems that it was difficult to appreciate this film. First off, the story and the characters are downright terrible. While Shirley Jones does alright in her role, her character is one of the stupidest and most annoying characters I've ever witnessed in a classic film. If a man slaps you, then why do you still love him? It felt like she liked being abused by her husband, which is just plain stupid and part crazy. Also how is it that MacRea's character dies by falling down on his knife? That doesn't make any sense at all whatsoever! I don't know if that happened in the original Broadway production, but I suspect that really stupid Hay's Code had something to do with a really ridiculous death sequence as a guy just falling on his knife. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music has some of the greatest songs ever written in a musical film, and are instantly classic, like the title song, "My Favorite Things", and "Do Re Mi." Are there any instant classic songs in Carousel? A big, fat NO! Carousel features some of the most boring songs I've ever heard in my life! There were literally no numbers in the film that were memorable, entertaining, or moving at all. The whole time, they just seemed like complete filler and a way just to show off the Cinemascope process, which the widescreen technique is one of the small positives I have with this film. The worst of all the musical numbers is a song called "June" which has literally nothing to do with the actual storyline, and for what seemed like 25 minutes, it was just awful singers singing and shirtless men dancing around in public showing off woman tattoos. Not a pretty sight! Everything else wasn't as bad, but they were boring filler. As I said before, and I know I'll get some heavy disagreements on this by huge R&H fans, I really wanted to enjoy Carousel, but this film was so bad that I couldn't bear to watch it. I liked the cinematography and the acting, but I hated the characters, the storyline, and especially the musical numbers. I think I'd rather watch The Sound of Music instead, and hope the other classics I intend to see this year are far more enjoyable than this mess! And how does a person die by falling on his knife?
Jack D (fr) wrote: No! Bad Hasbro!! Stop trying to make us buy your damn toys!!!
Claudette A (gb) wrote: A story about a flash mob.
Lilian L (ru) wrote: Hugh Grant's agent is actually a good friend of him. Feel warm from their conversation.