There's a new "Ultimate Collector's Edition" of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". I guess hadn't seen this film in like 35 years or something. It was odd how much of the imagery I remembered after all this time ( I couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 when I saw it, if that old). What a great film. Redford and Newman were such gods back then. There really aren't any comparable movie stars nowadays, I don't think.
And the Bacharach/David score is very memorable (I love their "banjos & whistling" phase), though there doesn't seem to be much in the way of incidental music, just complete songs, usually behind some sort of montage.
I recently started going to the movies alot again after many years of abstaining for the most part (I've been going through a pretty hermit-y phase for the last 5 or 6 years). I still went to see some movies, but just a few a year, instead of a few a week, or a couple a day.
Now in New York, if you wanna go see alot of movies (I'm talking about classics and revival type stuff), you don't really have too many choices, anymore. As far as I an tell, there's mostly just The Museum Of Modern Art and The Film Forum. When I first moved here back in 1982 there were a bunch more theatres showing different revival double features every day like The Thalia (now theLeonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre-they only show films 2 days a week now) and the The Metro (now the Metro Twin). I used to take the train to the Metro, see 2 films, then walk the 101 or so blocks back to my apartment off Bleecker Street. It was great.
So lately, in order to get a little more excercise and a little more culture, I've been walking to MOMA, seeing a film or two (they're free if you have a membership-a great deal if you go alot), then walking all the way home (50 or 60 blocks- I'm on the LES). I've been getting good excercise and seeing some okay films (and some that I've been finding pretty boring as well). But a week or two ago I finally saw a film that just blew me away.
"Grim Natwick was a remarkable man. It's mind-blowing to realize that the same man who animated Mariutch and Swing, You Sinners
in 1930 animated Sonny the Coo Coo Bird three decades later! These
drawings are from Grim's estate, and they cover his years in New York
in the late 1950s and early 60s. The model sheets are likely the work
of Tissa David working from Grim's rough poses." At the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project Blog
"This is David Lynch's 55 second short filmed with an original Lumiere camera. 40 international directors were asked to make a short film ... all » using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. Having seen all of the results (including Spike Lee's pithy effort) Lynch's film is unquestionably the most interesting. It makes me wish he would shoot an entire film with this stock. Remember while watching that all the effects are in-camera and there is no cutting for scenes." via News Of The Dead