Neat! A meta trailer from before meta was cool.
It’s Tyrone Power as a lusty adventurer on the high seas for Talk Like a Pirate Day…
Yeah, it’s a bit dated. I doubt anyone today would want to hear that things were actually pretty awesome during the Great Depression. And it’s both laughable and sad that it’s promoted as a good thing that Americans drive more cars than anyone else on the planet. We rock! Until the oil runs out! But … more…
Whoever uploaded this to YouTube says it’s 1940s, but it looks more 1950s to me: Wow! Can I still get one of those rockets? It’s a toy and a game! It crashes imaginary astronauts into the moon! It’s totally cool!
Weird-ass-est shit from the 1940s I’ve ever seen: via Echidne of the Snakes
I don’t mind telling you that I find this amusing:
Half bitter and harsh, half propagandistic and hagiographic, this is the love child of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Pearl Harbor,’ too sentimental to be intellectually satisfying but too tart to serve as melodrama.
Berlin has been reduced to rubble, the Russians are overrunning the city, 10-year-old kids are fighting alongside soldiers in the streets, and a once-proud citizenry has been completely demoralized. The reaction from the nation’s leadership: “The German people chose their fate,” Joseph Goebbels says with a shrug — after all, they elected the man who … more…
The creepy joy of this film is in the capacity it has for astounding even the most jaded movie lover (like me), the one who’s seen it all and can’t even imagine not being able to figure out where yet another ghost story is going. This is classy gothic horror, old-fashioned in the best way: there are no CGI specters, just mysterious footsteps and distant cries and movement in the shadows and hushed whispers and slamming doors.