Saturday, September 8, 2012

Genre #8 - Romantic Comedies

I have to admit that at this point I'm a little disappointed with the American Film Institute. I was not very impressed with the Western genre. There were some really awful movies tucked away in there, and that really upsets me, especially since there are so many notable Westerns they didn't include. In fact, if you had asked me to name a Western before this, I don't think I would have said a single one of these. I would have said True Grit. The Good the Bad and the Ugly. How the West was Won. Once Upon a Time in the West. A Fist Full of Dollars. I certainly never would have said McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and really still wouldn't. I was very disappointed that I didn't get to watch a single Spaghetti Western, especially after having seen Clint Eastwood's performance in Unforgiven. It's an important genre that they seemed to have entirely skipped. Shame.

I have higher hopes for the Romantic Comedies though - It seems like a good mix and I get to watch a Charlie Chaplin movie. I always did like a good Romantic Comedy, so this should be a good time.

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