Re: The Movie Project (week five)
Agreed on Platoon; that plotline is really silly and distracting (and features an unnecessarily hokey death scene too.) But I think the rest of it is strong enough to merit inclusion. Lots of movies I like have aspects to them that I think are kinda dumb. I donít like the narration-from-the-afterlife deal in Sunset Boulevard, for that matter.
Stagecoach is tremendous. What a cast! Itís fun when you go watch these classic movies without knowing much about them and youíre thinking ďwow, this guy playing the drunk doctor is pretty great,Ē and then afterwards you read that he won the Oscar.
Also, I donít think Iíve ever met anyone who didnít like Alien.