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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #210 on: May 02, 2020, 01:47:42 PM »
One of my favorite films about the subject of marriage. It is an extremely visual film so it's interesting that you got that part of the film inadvertently enhanced for you.

Yes, I'm going to take my need to pay extra attention to the visuals as a big win! :)

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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2020, 03:09:40 PM »
The Mortal Storm Simply one of the greatest melodramas ever. In a film released prior to the US entering World War II, the film skewers Nazism and really populist movements in general. It's an incredibly smart film, expertly setting up and executing the high stakes drama. Then of course you have Sullivan and Stewart who anchor everything. It's hard not to love watching them. It's a movie that is both cruel and sad but also filled me with warmth and hope. It really runs the emotional gamut. Yes its sentimental and maybe heavy handed, but also extremely effecting. It's one I will want to revisit often.

9/10

I first remember hearing about this movie about a decade ago on this forum and how much praise it, and Borzage got. I don't know why it took so long for me to watch it, but this was the little push I needed. Incredible film, and happy to finally have seen it!
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #212 on: May 25, 2020, 05:07:13 PM »
The Mortal Storm Simply one of the greatest melodramas ever. In a film released prior to the US entering World War II, the film skewers Nazism and really populist movements in general. It's an incredibly smart film, expertly setting up and executing the high stakes drama. Then of course you have Sullivan and Stewart who anchor everything. It's hard not to love watching them. It's a movie that is both cruel and sad but also filled me with warmth and hope. It really runs the emotional gamut. Yes its sentimental and maybe heavy handed, but also extremely effecting. It's one I will want to revisit often.

9/10

I first remember hearing about this movie about a decade ago on this forum and how much praise it, and Borzage got. I don't know why it took so long for me to watch it, but this was the little push I needed. Incredible film, and happy to finally have seen it!

I can't think of what to add beside this.  Just a solid film in every possible way.  I'll have to watch it again, but it might go on my list of "perfect" films, one's that are technically, thematically, creatively flawless. 
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