EFC II #230 – Pickup on South Street (1953)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#230 – Pickup on South Street (1953)
Dir. Samuel Fuller
Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley

The two hundred and thirtieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Samuel Fuller’s smouldering film noir spy movie, Pickup on South Street.

Recorded in March 2018.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: I think it is, for an eighty minute movie, it packs in a lot of great moments in an intriguing film noir arena.

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EFC II #217 – Tokyo Story (1953)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#217 – Tokyo Story (1953)
Dir. Yasujirō Ozu
Starring: Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyōko Kagawa

The two hundred and seventeenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Yasujirō Ozu’s simple yet moving masterpiece, Tokyo Story.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No. It’s good, but no.

Luke: Yes, one of the best films I’ve seen, just a raw and powerful drama that anyone could relate to.

EFC II #179 – The Big Heat (1953)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#179 – The Big Heat (1953)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

The one hundred and seventy-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Fritz Lang’s film noir tale of revenge, The Big Heat.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Probably not, it was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it, though.