oh yeah what did you think the blaring music and strong dolly pushin throughout cape fear?Recently watched the original Cape Fear with Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, & Polly Bergen after having seen the Scorsese version many times. I've seen Peck in a fair amount of stuff but my only previous experience with Mitchum was The Night of The Hunter so now I'm looking for my next Robert Mitchum film and I'm thinking about jumping forward quite a bit to The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
The Night of the Hunter
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
oh yeah what did you think the blaring music and strong dolly pushin throughout cape fear?
There are movies that are timeless and it doesnt matter what decade they were made.I enjoyed the way the movie was shot however I'm unsure why I was became somewhat bored toward the last 1/3 of the picture? I was already used to some of the music as it is the same as the '91 version, I love the Main Title. Sometimes IMO the music use seemed a bit over the top but it's nothing that bothered me much considering when the film was made. However I'm no expert on films from this time period (more on that in a min). In speaking of the blaring music, I just found out the other day the wonderful composer Bernard Hermann who did the score here originally tried to do a loud booming type score for The Exorcist but it was rejected (the right choice for that film I believe) by William Friedkin.
Anyway as I said I'm not even all that knowledgeable of the films from this era. Most of my film viewing experience ranges from the 1970's to today but I'm working to expand that. I'm less versed in the movies made from the 1960's and earlier. In checking my Letterboxd account (assuming it is mostly accurate) I've logged:
7 films from the 1930's
12 films from the 1940's
25 films from the 1950's
38 films from the 1960's
Far more films logged in the decades following.
How did you feel overall about Cape Fear ('62)?There are movies that are timeless and it doesnt matter what decade they were made.
I personally dont give movies extra leeway or take it easy on them when i judge them just bc theyre old
in some ways that is unfair... but in other ways... there really are some old ass movies that are still amazing to this day.
Movie rec's are a dime a dozen and every asshole as their opinion.
But two great movies from the 30s are M and City Lights. Both 1931.
I've seen every charlie chaplin film he ever directed and thats my favorite.