More people should watch Carnival of Souls, and I'd be up for any film that goes well with it.
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1/11/09 at 7:47pm
All right, all right, all right. Just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
I had already picked these before the geography debate. The next curator/decider has the option of continuing that theme or not.
Phil, I choose you.
Those are great films. But other than the fact they are both set in LA, I don't see a clear connection. Hmmm. (Or is that it?)
Nice! Good picks. My picks will have a connection to films from the previous double features. Total coincidence.
Assuming two films from the 50s don't outright kill this project, I give you my choices. They're not pulpy fun or guilty pleasures, and I expect some "kids don't want their medicine"-type grumbling, but I think once you guys put your asses on the couch and hit play, you'll be really taken with both these films.
One has the same director as a recent pick, and one co-stars the lead from an earlier pick. They have a definite thematic connection to each other, but watch them and decide for yourself.
A Face In The Hole - no...
An Ace In The Crowded Hole - that's not right...
Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole (1951) and Elia Kazan's A Face In The Crowd (1957).
I haven't seen Ace In The Hole in over 20 years, so I don't have much to say this second. A Face In The Crowd is my absolute favorite Kazan film, and I picked it based on the comments on here from folks who found Matthau a revelation in Pelham (previously knowing him solely from his comedic roles). Matthau is in this film as well, and he's great, but the actor I suspect will grab you by the balls and make you question all you believe is...Andy Griffith. Yes, Andy of Mayberry. Fucking Matlock. Wait til you see him in this film.