November 2015 in Film

Hello, movie buffs, and happy December! We’ve made it to the final month of the year, the most wonderful time of the year. But before we continue our ascent to the heights of Christmas spirit, let’s take a look at what I watched in November.

New-to-me viewings: 12

Re-watches: 6

Total for November: 18

Total for 2015, so far: 296

The new-to-me list:

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(Image via TMDb)

  • Going Hollywood (1933)
  • Holiday Engagement (2011)
  • A Lady of Chance (1928)
  • Love the Coopers (2015)
  • Where Do We Go From Here? (1945)
  • Call Out the Marines (1942)
  • A Christmas Wish (1950)
  • Teenage Rebel (1956)
  • A Man Betrayed (1941)
  • Boys Town (1938)
  • The Butcher’s Wife (1991)
  • The Unfinished Life (2005)

Not a huge month, 18 films… still a pretty good number, all things considered. (I’ve been working on final projects and also traveled for Thanksgiving, so I questioned whether I’d squeeze in more than 10!)

The month in re-watches: The Bishop’s Wife (1947), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Desk Set (1957), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Sylvia Scarlett (1935).

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Instant Video – 1
  • At the Cinema – 2
  • DVR (non-TCM) – 3
  • From my collection – 5
  • Netflix DVD – 1
  • Netflix Instant – 3
  • TCM/WatchTCM – 3

One of my two theatrical viewings this month was Miracle on 34th Street, which I saw at the Redford! A screening report will be posted as part of TMP’s “Eight Days of Christmas” series, coming up in a couple of weeks.

Non-TCM movies on the DVR came from FXM (Where Do We Go From Here? and Teenage Rebel) and the Movies! Network (A Man Betrayed).

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A still from Where Do We Go From Here? (Image via gershwin.com)

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 3
  • 1940s – 6
  • 1950s – 4
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 2

The 1940s were the big decade this month, though I also watched several ’50s flicks. Classic-to-modern ratio comes in at 7:2, meaning that I watched a little over three times as many classics as post-70 flicks.

Classic film books read in November:

  • Cary Grant: A Celebration by Richard Schickel
  • The Entertainment Weekly Guide to the Greatest Movies Ever Made
  • The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessel – Review coming this month!

Blog talk:

November was a great month on TMP. While I accidentally missed one day of posting, I made up for it with plenty of fun features– a dream casting of Disney princesses with classic film stars, a post on Allen Jenkins for the What a Character! Blogathon, a review of the new Thelma Todd bio The Ice Cream Blonde, and a fan mag article about the daily life of Olivia de Havilland.

The top-reviewed films of the month were The Green Glove (1952), Hi Diddle Diddle (1943), The Kiss (1929), and He Walked By Night (1948). Lowest-scored were Roustabout (1964), No Other Woman (1933), and Hit the Deck (1955), though none of these were terrible, clocking in at 2/5 or 2.5/5 ratings.

Coming up in December, I’ve got a re-watch review of Desk Set — a movie about a corporate librarian — in celebration of earning my master’s in Library and Information Science. I’m graduating on December 12! Of course, there will also be Eight Days of Christmas (December 18 – 25), with reviews of holiday films including It’s a Wonderful Life and Remember the Night. In early January, it’ll be time for one of my favorite annual TMP features, the yearly wrap-up series, where WordPress and I compile the viewing and blogging stats for the entire year.

Hope you all had a wonderful month full of classic films, and here’s to a great December!

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