Well, well, well it's time for another edition of Movie Clip Wednesday. About this time a year ago, one of the malcontents known as anonymous boxer began a meme wherein a theme is chosen and we followers of said meme find a clip of about three minutes, post it on our blogs and then go to Boxer's place and let it be known that we are up and participating.
At some point, I "temporarily" took the reigns as Boxer had matters to attend and have been in charge ever since.
For most of my charge, MCW has often resembled the following video.
Other times, this was the reaction on the Eastern seaboard, when themes where posted on Monday.
The biggest mistake I think I made is not having enough themes for Diane Lane movies. There is no one to blame but myself. I say all of this because until my services are needed again, Boxer has resumed duties. I've had a blast these past few months. I know that every shot taken at me was A) well deserved and B) in the best of fun. I'd like to thanks Boxer for trusting me with the charge of her meme for this long. If I ever get to the PNW, it will be fresh fish and the alcohol of your choice on me. I'd also like to thank all of you for continuing to participate while waiting ever so patiently for Boxer's return. It was very fun.
This week's meme was an attempt to continue on with the decades theme we started. Favorite movies of the 1930's. I'm very disappointed that I've seen so few. It did make the choice easy. Though I've had a post of this movie before (I think), I still put it in my top five of greatest movies ever made. This scene from All Quiet on the Western Front Paul returns to his old classroom to describe what the war is like, and to tell the young men to stay home. This movie is spectacular in so many ways. The ravages of World War I were portrayed very well especially given that this movie was made in 1930, only three years after the first movie with sound was released ("talkies" my sister calls them. She is still upset that vaudeville is dead and hates Victrola players.) Put it in your Netflix que.
It also has one of the best endings ever.
Oh and Boxer if you ever need me again, you know what to do.