Double Indemnity and Body Heat. The classic noir story of an evil housewife who wants to be a rich widow, told very well, twice–one adhering to the production code, the other with a lot of sex and nudity.
Hatari is the only Howard Hawks movie I saw in first run. I didn’t know it was made by Howard Hawks at the time. If fact, I was so young that I didn’t recognize John Wayne. I liked it back then. I saw it on cable some years back, and didn’t care for it so much.
North by Northwest and Family Plot. What do they have in common? They’re the only two Alfred Hitchcock films written by Ernest Lehman. He also wrote The Sound of Music, so there are three Lehman movies at the Castro next month.
The last part of the month is dominated by the Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival.
Okay, I’m off for a serious silent film immersion. Expect a lot of reports over the next few days.