Welcome to the latest installment of Flickchart Road Trip, in which I’m starting in Los Angeles and “driving” across country, watching one movie from each state and posting about it once a week. The new movie I watch will go up against five movies from that state I’ve already seen, chosen from five distinct spots on my own Flickchart. Although I won’t tell you where the new movie actually lands in my chart (I don’t like to add new movies until I’ve had a month to think about them), I’ll let you know how it fared among the five I’ve chosen. Thanks for riding shotgun!
With Georgia, I hit my first state where I have family. (My grandmother on my mother’s side used to live in Texas, but that was many years ago.) My dad’s sister, her husband, my two female cousins, their husbands and their combined three daughters all live in Atlanta. I’ve only met one of the three daughters, who are my first cousins once removed, according to the interwebs. So I was looking forward to meeting some new family members in addition to a lot of catching up — I haven’t seen any of these folks since my wedding nearly five years ago. Amazing how life gets so busy when you have kids and responsibilities. (Not so busy that I can’t take a year off from my job and family to go on this road trip, apparently.)
In 1925, the dawning of a new age in film that is right around the corner can already be seen. One of the largest steps is not only seeing film, but also hearing it. A big step towards this process was made when Western Electric and Warner Bros. decide to work together in order to make a system to make motion pictures with sound. Read the rest of this entry »
Gangs of New York (R | 2002)
Flickchart Ranking: #301
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
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