When the middle of summer hits two things come to mind:
the unbearable heat:
And the Barnes and Noble’s 50% off Criterion Collection Sale!!!
If you are unsure on what to get during the sale or what something that is completed different from your regular Criterion Collection buys. I have some suggestions to help guide you in this sale. (Author’s note when I write these kind of posts I always tried to suggest titles I have not previously mention before! So here it goes in no particular order five titles you may have not thought to purchase until now:
Female Trouble (1974) directed by John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mink Stole. What kind I say about this movie? It is truly one of my favorite movies with starring one of my idols Divine. There are so many classic phrases in this movie that I used in my daily use such as “Nice girls don’t wear cha-cha- heels!” and “Just cause we’re pretty everyone’s jealous!”
Belle De Jour (1967) directed by Luis Bunuel and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean Sorel. Severine Serizy quickly gets bore with her lifestyle of the rich and famous so she decides to mix things up a bit by becoming a prostitute in the afternoons.
Grey Gardens (1976) directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Ellen Hovde and starring Edith Bouvier and Edie Bouvier: This is one of my favorite documentaries ever! Mostly because it feels like a movie but it is the real life of “Little Edie” and her mother “Big Edie”. “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” was the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy and they lived in a run down, hoarder situation mansion in East Hampton. But as weird as their living situation was there personalities were even weirder!
Dietrich & Von Sternberg (pre-order box set (1930-1935) directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich. This box set contains six movies of one of the greatest film collaboration of a director and actress. Josef von Sternberg helped launch Marlene Dietrich movie star career with this six iconic films.
Midnight Cowboy (1969) directed by John Schlesinger and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. This rated “X” movie went on to be nominated for countless Oscars and it portrays the rougher and tougher version of New York City.
Well those are my selections for this round of Criterion Collection sales. What is everyone else planning to get? Either way happy shopping!!!!!
Until Next time!