1955 is Ready

Speaking of insane projects, I spent some time this morning getting 1955 ready. The Fifties seem to be all about sappy romances with bad boys like James Dean and Robert Mitchum showing up to make the ladies swoon. This installment has all kinds of ’em: Picnic, The Rose Tattoo, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Rebel Without a Cause. For crying out loud, even Lady and the Tramp has that theme!

Go over and vote for your favorite. I personally like Mitchum’s performance in The Night of the Hunter… with tattooed LOVE on one set of knuckles, and HATE on the other… great villain.

And don’t forget that there are other years from 1927 to 1955 awaiting your votes. It’s your civic duty. Do it for the children.™

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6 Responses to 1955 is Ready

  1. JustAGirl says:

    O.K. I’m up to date and have voted for all of the years you currently have. Happy now? 😛

  2. Scott says:

    Hmm. Food for thought. I’d say either Mr. Roberts, or The Trouble with Harry.

    Still, another great year for films.

  3. Scott says:

    Okay, I have voted in every poll to date. Some were easy; some films I’ve never seen, let alone heard of!

  4. Scott says:

    Oh, with Battleship Potemkin, you also have a film that is still influential today. Brian DePalma based the railway station sequence in The Untouchables on the classic scene in the movie.

    Fun story about filming that one: he knew he needed one more scene, but hadn’t scripted anything. So he said, “we’re going to the train station.” He got the permits, and for three nights, he filmed without a script.

    The buzz about the brilliance of the scene as it was being shot flooded Hollywood. Just about every director showed up to watch him film it, including Spielberg.

  5. Hey, I never saw that section of your site before! I voted for 1955 and bookmarked so I can go back and read all the rest.

  6. theresa says:

    I went a voted for the years that I have actually seen one of the movies. I object that you don’t have “Voyage to the Moon” (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0000417) in the pre-1927 category. That’s my favorite old movie 🙂 “Trouble In Paradise” is my second favorite, also not represented.

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