EFC II #187 – It’s a Gift (1934)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#187 – It’s a Gift (1934)
Dir. Norman Z. McLeod
Starring: W.C. Fields, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Kathleen Howard, Tom Bupp, Tammany Young

The one hundred and eighty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the W.C. Fields comedy vehicle, It’s a Gift.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, but I enjoyed it very much, a good comedy.

 

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EFC II #164 – L’Atalante (1934)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#164 – L’Atalante (1934)
Dir. Jean Vigo
Starring: Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo, Michel Simon

The one hundred and sixty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Jean Vigo’s first and final feature film about two newly wed lovers living on a barge, L’Atalante.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I feel like it could’ve been even better if I had connected more with the central relationship, but a stunning film regardless.

EFC II #135 – It Happened One Night (1934)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#135 – It Happened One Night (1934)
Dir. Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas

The one hundred and thirty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Frank Capra’s critical and commercial smash hit, the legendary screwball comedy, It Happened One Night.

Recorded in January 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Frank Capra, Harry Cohn), Best Director (Frank Capra), Best Screenplay (Robert Riskin), Best Actor (Clark Gable), Best Actress (Claudette Colbert)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s an incredibly entertaining and memorable romantic comedy.

EFC II #96 – The Black Cat (1934)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#96 – The Black Cat (1934)
Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Lucille Lund, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti

The ninety-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a gothic tale teaming up two icons of horror in Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, The Black Cat.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, it’s a very enjoyably little horror film, but not essential.