Saturday, April 15, 2006

The 50 Worst Films of All Time

By Harry Medved with Randy Dreyfuss. I bought it for $5.25 in a used-book store today, and it gave me 2 hours of fun reading. Intelligent book with sometimes surprising choices.

Would you believe...

Last Year at Marienbad? (When it came out, I thought I was alone in hating the movie)

Abraham Lincoln (1930), directed by Griffith

The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

Ivan the Terrible, ! and 2

Jamaica Inn (directed by Hitchcock)

New Moon (1940)

Parnell (with Gable)

The film whose inclusion I disagree with: New Moon. But then, I love Nelson and Jeanette--and Lover Come Back to Me.

Some of the movies on the list belong more properly, I think, on a list of MOST DISAPPOINTING MOVIES.