Tag Archives: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

HMWYBS: Gone With The Wind (Part 1)

  “With God as my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!” It’s a good line for an act one closer. In fact, it’s a good line for a film closer. Gone With The Wind could easily have stopped right at this … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: Batman & Bombs

Considering they share source material, Batman (1966) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) couldn’t be more different films. The first(ish) cinematic adventure of the Caped Crusader is a silly satire brimming with ’60s psychedelic colors and the truly weirdest (best?) puns you’ve ever … Continue reading

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: How Green Was My Valley

Ed. Note: welcome back, everyone! WRM continues to be updated sporadically while Anne Marie furiously blogs her way through a Year With Kate for The Film Experience, but now please enjoy the smart and snarky contribution from WRM contributor Margaret! … Continue reading

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Letter (1940)

There’s a reason Kim Carnes wrote a song about Bette Davis’s eyes. The song might be lousy, but it pays homage to a simple truth: Bette Davis had the best eyes of any post-silent film era actress. The intensity of … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: Can’t Stop The Music

This week for Hit Me With Your Best Shot we’re trying something a little bit different: two bloggers for the price of one! Please welcome back Margaret as we discuss this week’s movie. Anne Marie: On the April Fool’s Prank … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: LA Confidential

Note from Anne Marie: Please welcome again the fabulously talented Margaret, who’s covering The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot challenge here while I binge-watch Katharine Hepburn movies for TFE. I leave you in her capable hands. Boys … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: Spring Breakers Isn’t My Cup of Jungle Juice

One thing I’ve loved about participating in The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series is that it has pushed me out of my comfort zone. It’s easy to get stuck in a blogging rut by writing about … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” & the Posse from Hell

As played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have to be the most charismatic killers Hollywood “counter culture” cinema produced. Bonnie & Clyde were still rough and bloody, and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: Lana Turner Is “The Bad and the Beautiful”

The Bad and the Beautiful may be the best movie about movies made during the era of the Studio System. Balancing reality with romance, Vincente Minnelli’s film is a perfect example of how Hollywood could make itself look good even … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: The Color Purple

This week, I needed a break from preparing for my streamline superhero lecture for the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival (shameless plug says what?). With that goal, I sat down to watch The Color Purple for the first time as … Continue reading

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