Hey everyone, welcome back to my arts and entertainment blog. I just finished a three day long movie watching marathon where we spent each day watching the movies of a different director. We started with the old school, and watched a slew of Alfred Hitchcock films then moved onto the mean streets with Martin Scorsese, and finally finished it up with a day of hacking and slashing along with Quentin Tarantino. Some of these box sets have gotten scarce over the years, meaning that I had to try and find a used copy and finally did, this used for sale website http://www.for-sale.co.uk. We managed to get the Hitchcock's box set for almost 100 pounds less than in store, so that was a great way to start off the marathon!
Any horror fan will recognize the name Hitchcock as the father of all horror movies. He filmed the first true horror film, Psycho, in 1960 after the erosion of the production code. His horror films became so popular after this that the box set we bought (which can be conveniently found at http://www.for-sale.co.uk/alfred-hitchcock-box-set) contains only horror/thriller movies-Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, and Rear Window. These films are often thought of as his best, and for good reason. Most if not all of those films have been added to national archives in one way or another, and the Masterpiece collection (the one I have) is regarded as one of the best film collections.
As anyone who has read my Scorsese blog post would know, I am a pretty big fan of the guy. Hell, I even sort of believe the theory in American Dad where if he stopped taking drugs, America would be ruled by the Russians. But, that is for another day. Today we are talking about his films, and what great films they are. Of course Taxi Driver always stand out, but how about the others? When I saw all the different collections that were for sale, I just had to pick one of the more obscure one. I got my hands on a old copy of Boxcar Bertha, and now my girlfriend won’t let me pick the movies we buy.
I was so excited driving home with my used box set of classic Tarantino movies. Kill BIll 1 and Kill Bill 2 were obviously included, along with Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction. I had looked all over for the biggest collection possible, and after finding a good ad on http://www.for-sale.co.uk/quentin-tarantino-collection the guy even threw in a copy of Tarantino’s new movie, the Hateful Eight. For those of you who haven’t seen this, make sure your home theatre is set up. There are some great subtle cues you can only hear in surround sound.
Who is Next?
So that is how I spent my last weekend, what I am going to do next time? Maybe a Stanley Kubrick, Mel Brooks, and Clint Eastwood marathon? Let me know in the comments below, and if you think there was any movies from the great directors I have missed them I want to know! Thanks again for checking out my arts and entertainment blog everyone, have a great week!