|Title:||Never So Few|
|11.02.06||DVD|| Filling out a Steve McQueen box set... it's kinda funny why this is included. I guess it's an early role for him but he's kinda barely in it. Mostly, It's Frank Sinatra acting tough while on various forms of leave from a ragtag small-numbers unit fighting japs in the early years of WWII. Along with Sinatra and McQueen is Peter Lawford, who I really only know as "the other guy" in the rat pack, and Charlie Bronson as a tough-guy Navajo. heh. Oh, and since it's a Sinatra movie, he has to fall in love and make out with a hot lady, in this case Gina Lollobrigida. But you know, last name aside I really don't get why she's such a vixen. Accent? Cleavage? probably the cleavage. Maybe it's because I'm used to today where sex saturates everything but all these exotic foreign women of this time: Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Leslie Caron, Brigitte Bardot... I just don't get why any of them are hot. Well ok... I totally get why Brigitte Bardot is hot, but the rest of them... whatever.|
anyway, this was ok. kinda long, sort of episodic, very Sturges-ian(??) with the nice location photography and everything but all the big dialogue-y scenes invariably take place on some stage somewhere where everyone's very comfortable and just made up to look grungy. I guess that's how all war movies were back then though.
anyway, constant readers may have noticed that my notes have been fairly brief since AFF ended. Part of that was note-writing burnout, part of it was the movies themselves, and a third was that I was saving up for this weekend. Longtime readers/friends may remember that last year, to commemorate the anniversary of starting this site, I threw myself an impromptu film festival to clear out the movies I had on my cable digital video recorder, calling it DVRfest. Well, I've decided to continue the tradition with the second annual DVRfest this weekend! The attendance was about to double this year but, with my lingering cold making my apartment a den of contagion, it looks like the fest will once again be a one-man affair. Nevertheless, with the added foresight I've managed to put together a 3-day extravaganza of movies, most of which I've never seen. So I invite those interested in reading about my little adventure to follow along all weekend!