- Queen Christina (1933) starring Greta Garbo, I recorded this movie from TCM (woo TCM!) in 2003. Wow 2003 was a long time ago. I enjoyed the movie, I always intend to watch more Greta Garbo movies and then never get around to it, but I love her understated-ness and her ability to do so much by doing so little. And of course it's always interesting to see movies that star real-life couples. I think that's one of my favorite things, sometimes awesome and sometimes slightly bizarre Hollywood couples.
- Las Hurdes (1933) aka Land Without Bread. Directed by Luis Bunuel aka director of the super creepy eyeball cutting movie Un Chien Andalou. I believe I couldn't find this movie on DVD and I ended up finding at my local library on VHS, I can't recall the year and I didn't write it down. I'll have to check my other notes, but yeah it was an interesting 30 minute short about a struggling community, that seemed to be representative of perhaps impoverished areas of Spain...perhaps.
- King Kong (1933) was brought to me by TCM, thanks TCM. I watched this movie in 2003 (I can't believe I've been working on this list for over 7 years...pathetic? or awesome? you decide). Anyway, great to see the original King Kong. I had seen the 1976 Jeff Bridges/Jessica Lange version of King Kong and the Peter Jackson 2005 edition as well, both of which I enjoyed. But, I always feel like I've done myself a disservice by seeing the remakes before getting to experience the originals, just because the original always seems a little slower, or a little less impressive. Even though it should be revered as the trailblazer.
- The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), I couldn't find this movie ANYWHERE! I searched high and low and couldn't believe that a Frank Capra film should be so hard to find. I luckily found it at my local library on VHS in 2007, as of today it's still listed as unreleased at Netflix, but it looks like it's part of a Barbara Stanwyck box set! This movie didn't feel like your typical Frank Capra cinematic adventure, but I still enjoyed it and it was interesting to see a lesser known possibly forgotten classic.
- Sons of the Desert (1933) was my first Laurel and Hardy movie and I loved it. They're so funny and endearing, some of their little gags are a tad violent, but it's all in good fun. I found this movie in 2003 at Rocket Video on VHS, it still doesn't seem to be available on DVD at this point in time. I enjoyed this movie, it was just frustrating to watch at times, it's hard to believe so much could go so wrong for 2 people, but most of the time it happens in a humorous way. While I did enjoy this movie, I think my favorite Laurel and Hardy movie is, The Music Box (1932), which I happened to catch on TCM on Essentials Jr. I watched it with my dad and we couldn't stop laughing.
Anyway, that's enough from me for today. I'm going to try to post again soon, because I have some excited 1001 must see movie news!