EFC II #232 – A Day in the Country (1936)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#232 – A Day in the Country (1936)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Starring: Sylvia Bataille, Georges D’Arnoux, Jane Marken, André Gabriello, Jacques B. Brunius, Paul Temps, Gabrielle Fontan

The two hundred and thirty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Jean Renoir’s abandoned and apparently unfinished short film, A Day in the Country.

Recorded in July 2018.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: I don’t think so, it’s a very strong short, with some great writing, cinematography and performing, but it ultimately feels incomplete.

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EFC II #141 – Modern Times (1936)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#141 – Modern Times (1936)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin, Al Ernest Garcia

The one hundred and forty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the legendary Charlie Chaplin’s final silent film and a farewell to his “Little Tramp” persona, Modern Times.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Maybe, it’s great, but I’m not sure. If you like Chaplin it’s an obvious yes.

Luke: A yes from me, the last silent appearance from one of the all time great movie icons, and a damn good film on top of it. Paulette Goddard steals the show.

EFC II #59 – Sabotage (1936)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#59 – Sabotage (1936)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder, Desmond Tester, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S.J. Warmington, William Dewhurst

The fifty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a charming London set story from Alfred Hitchcock that quickly descends into nail biting tension, Sabotage.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I was very surprised with this, an excellent film.