Another movie, #70, or #308 since I started counting, the feature-length pilot for "Night Gallery," which was like a supernatural version of The Twilight Zone, to the point that it's got Serling and everything.
Look, even Spielberg has to start somewhere, and apparently it's with one of the three segments of this thing.
Time to throw in another coffee and see what that does, it's movie #71, or #309 since I started counting, 1934 Best Picture nominee "The Gay Divorcee."
* Not that kind of gay.
* They had to change the title from the original "Gay Divorce" because a divorcee can be gay but a divorce being gay would be Too Scandalous.
* It's Fred and Ginger, innit.
#94, or #333 since I started counting, 2018's "E.M.P 333 Days," which I think is about... a world some time after an EMP hit America?
(Thanks @trini for actually looking for one with 333 in the title.)
I don't know much about Les Mis, but I /am/ pretty sure literally nobody I know who has strong opinions about Les Mis would ever tell me to watch this version as my first substantial exposure:
#99, or #338 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Les Misérables."
"Les Misérables" (1935)
@kurt I still think it's a shame that the Kevin James remake never got off the ground, "Mutiny on the Snickers."
@Alexis I have mild opinions about which version you should watch, but I don't remember which one it is.
@kurt The 2012 film is the only other one nominated for Best Picture, so I won't watch that one, but I do think I'd like to watch a version of the musical, so lemme know if you figure it out?
@Alexis See I like this version but it is actually a concert version of the musical with a cast made up from different productions: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables:_The_Dream_Cast_in_Concert
@kurt Yeah, I'd want to watch 'the musical', not a concert version, though I do like the idea of one that ends with a "no, sir, all seventeen" multi-Valjean situation.
@kurt So the plan I've got now is, watch those two numbers, and unless I find them massively annoying -- unlikely, I love a musical -- watch the 2019 recording to get a good sense of the musical, then go back and watch the 1995 concert.
That's a lotta bread-theft.
@Alexis Best take-off on Les Mis was The Magicians(TV, not books). Series was uneven at best, but had moments of brilliance.
@Alexis The oldest Nic Cage movie I've seen is Red Rock West, which is... interesting? Not good? I don't really watch old movies and I think I was sick or something, and was watching...
Alex Navarro on Giant Bomb does weekly Rock Band drumming streams, with a theme each week. One week was, music from Nicholas Cage movies. And the way he described the film made me decide to watch it. (Navarro also used to write for the website Screened, a movie review site).
@The_T Before this, the oldest Cage I'd seen was 2002's Adaptation, which is far more a Charlie Kaufman movie than a Nic Cage movie.
I've really never had a picture of Cage as an actor outside of Cage as the joke he is these days, so now I'm watching everything he's ever done.
@Alexis fwiw, that Giant Bomb Nic Cage video might be worth watching. Alex is passionate about movies.
@The_T Link me to it and I'll check it out. (I'm not at all familiar with the Giant Bomb ecosystem, I don't even know what I'm looking for.)
⚪ ⚫ "101 Dalmatians" (1996)
@kurt Apparently basically not! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live-action_remakes_of_animated_films
⚪ ⚫ "101 Dalmatians" (1996)
@Alexis Going from 102 Dalmatians which I imagine is happy and joyful to Alice and Wonderland which is one of the most drab and depressing looking films is quite the jump.
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