2014 Recap: Ranking the 10 Blindspot Movies I saw in 2014

Since Blindspot posts are typically published on a Tuesday, I figure I'll do the same with this recap. I'm glad I joined this series last year, which was spearheaded by Ryan McNeil at The Matinee, and continued by Dan Heaton at Public Transportation Snob. It's truly a wonderful way to catch up on classic (or …

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Last Blindspot film of the year: The Sting (1973)

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. This turns out to be second George Roy Hill movie I saw, whom I didn't know was born in Minnesota. The first film of his I saw was Butch Cassidy …

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November Blind Spot: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

I chose this film because for some reason I had never seen any James Dean film. It seems that some of Hollywood's legends have escaped me, as I had just seen Marilyn Monroe's and Bette Davis' films for the first time recently. It's also my first time seeing Natalie Wood, though I have seen her previously in …

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September Blind Spot: Double Indemnity (1944)

This is the second Billy Wilder film on my Blindspot [first one was The Apartment] and the fourth film of his I've seen, which happens to be the fourth film he directed. It's also the first Barbara Stanwyck movie I saw as well as my first viewing of Fred MacMurray in the lead role. Ok …

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August Blind Spot: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Instead of a straight review, this post is more of my reaction of the movie and the cast, so I'm going to include some observations as well as trivia from IMDb. There's been a lot of 'firsts' with some of the Blindspot movies I saw. Well, with this one, it's a lot of 'seconds.' It's the second George …

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July 2014 Blind Spot Film: Purple Noon / Plein Soleil (1960)

It's been over three years since I saw an Alain Delon film, that was  Le Samouraï  where he played a silent-but-deadly assassin. Well as Tom Ripley, he isn't quite as taciturn but he's just as deadly. Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, I was familiar with the story from the 1996 film version. I …

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June 2014 Blind Spot Film: REBECCA (1940)

As with a lot of the BlindSpot viewings this year, there are a lot of firsts in regards to REBECCA. No, it's not the first Hitchcock film I saw, but it's the first Laurence Olivier AND Joan Fontaine film I ever saw. I didn't know David O. Selznick produced this, which was interesting given that I …

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May 2014 Blind Spot Film: The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment was supposed to be my April Blindspot movie, but I mistakenly thought I had Some Like It Hot on my list instead. Surely it wasn't at all a waste that I got to watch another Billy Wilder movie, but I have to admit I was not as enamored with that one as most do. The Apartment …

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March 2014 Blind Spot: All The President’s Men (1976)

This month's Blind Spot is a 'hit two birds with one stone' type of a thing in that it's part of the conspiracy movies I've been bingeing on in anticipation of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's something I've been wanting to see for ages, glad I finally got around to it. I wasn't even …

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February 2014 Blind Spot: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

I didn't realize that I'm doing another Frank Capra film back to back in the BlindSpot series! Well, I had initially wanted to do a James Stewart marathon after the Gregory Peck one, but I never got around to it. Well, I finally got to see it on President's Day last weekend, what a fitting …

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