Only Angels Have Wings
Jules Furthman and Howard Hawks, 1939
A while back Mike D'Angelo listed twelve films he would give a score of
100 out of 100, which surprised me since in the ten years I've been
reading his site I've only seen him give grades in the 90s a handful of
times. I decided I would watch them. This was the first film on the
list, which was in chronological order. And... remember last year when
I tried reading books off the syllabus for a class on the contemporary
novel? and ended up bailing on them after 50 pages? Yeah, we may end
up doing that again. I gave this one a little over half an hour. I
didn't care enough whether the brassy dame would find out whether the
crusty leading man had a heart of gold or not to spend any more time
in this grayscale world of smokin', drinkin', steak-eatin',
piano-playin' and artificial actin'.
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