What I Watched, What You Watched #219


wiw-1118This was a rather well-rounded week of movie watching for me as I covered several moments in cinema’s history with four films. The first was this weekend’s new release, The Best Man Holiday (read my review here), but then I jumped back in time with Kino’s latest Blu-ray release of F.W. Murnau‘s Nosferatu on Blu-ray, which I will be posting a review for later this week.

Then, I switched over to TCM and watched John Sturgess‘ take on the Wyatt Earp story in 1957’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral starring Burt Lancaster as Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. Having grown up first seeing this story told in 1993’s Tombstone, I’m not sure any version of the story will ever appeal to me as much as that one does as I loved Val Kilmer‘s Holliday, but also love Kurt Russell as Earp and Powers Boothe as Curly Bill, just to name a few. The only performance in Tombstone I wasn’t a fan of was Dana Delany as Josephine. I’m not sure if it was Delany’s performance or the character, but I think if I had been Wyatt I would have tried a little harder to get Allie (Paula Malcomson) off opium. But that’s just me.

As a side note, I didn’t realize until just now that Malcomson plays Katniss’ mother in The Hunger Games, which means I’ll be seeing her again this Monday as I finally will see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Then I watched Criterion’s new Blu-ray release of Charlie Chaplin‘s City Lights, which I will also be reviewing later this week.

So, with that you have a little bit of an idea what to look forward to this week and now I open the floor to you… what did you watch this week?