So being a bit addicted once again to John Ford, aside from watching the ones I've already seen, I've finally been getting around to seeing the ones I've always been meaning to see like My Darling Clementine, The Iron Horse and tonight, Young Mr. Lincoln. I use MUBI in the most anti-social sense where I use it mostly to keep track of all I've seen and to see what a few of my friends think of certain films. Of course, I give the postings about Young Mr. Lincoln in once through and come about this gem.
Gorgeously made, but terribly artificial. Fonda's ridiculous performance makes me wish John Wilkes Booth had been around 40 years early.
This is what I mean by hyperbolic statements on MUBI. And then look for that same user posting about the genius of Sweeney Todd.
So many of the people on the Goddamn site are so picky too. It makes me question why are they even interested in cinema if they can't enjoy The Searchers or All That Heaven Allows! And don't get me started on the Ray Carney fanatics
that hold him and his views on art higher than the artists themselves. Do these people even have there own opinions or thoughts or are they just good at regurgitating what that man says? And let's admit it, when a film professor, not a director or actor or anyone directly involved in the medium, is your avatar, it's a bit extreme.