Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Criterion Collection Film Series

Last night was the inaugural meeting of my newly minted Criterion Collection Film Series. I hope to show a film from the collection (if you are unfamilar, check out their website in my links) every week at my apartment. Last night we watched M, the 1931 film by Fritz Lang about a group of criminals who decide to take the capture of a child-murderer into their own hands after the increased police presence starts to hurt their business. Peter Lorre, in his first talkie, plays the murderer, and is absolutely terrifying. It's refreshing to watch movies in which people look like people (or in this case, monsters) not airbrushed twits with nose-jobs. I think we'll move on to something a little lighter next week, perhaps French New Wave, but if you're in the area and interested in seeing great films, let me know!

5 comments:

emily said...

i reeeeeally wanted to participate but i had to work late last night. keep me in the loop.

Joanna Goddard said...

that sounds so awesome. i wish we were neighbors so i could come! M was so freaky. i watched it in my college history of film class and it gave me goose bumps....

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. love that photo from breathless on the right.

Snobber said...

em, of course! i'll keep you on the mailing list.

jo- maybe we are neighbors? jean seberg: so pretty.

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