May 2017 in Film

Another month gone! We’re nearly a week into June. And with the start of June, it’s time to take a look back at what was watched in May.

May was a pretty low viewing month for me. I have been working on a personal research project which has consumed much of my free time. But, I still managed to get a few handfuls of viewings in! Here they are.

New-to-me viewings: 12

Re-watches: 0

Total for May: 12

Total for 2017, so far: 98

The new-to-me list:

  • Gambling on the High Seas (1940)
  • The Circle (2017)
  • Deep Web (2015)
  • Tall Story (1960)
  • The Swan (1956)
  • The Glass Slipper (1955)
  • Man in the Attic (1954)
  • Snatched (2017)
  • Hold Your Man (1933)
  • I Love a Mystery (1945)
  • Love Letters (1945)
  • Baywatch (2017)

Re-watched:

  • None this month!

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 1
  • At the cinema – 3
  • Hulu – 1
  • TCM (on the DVR) – 1
  • Warner Archive Instant – 3
  • WatchTCM – 3

By decade:

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

The month in blogging:

May’s featured “Favorite Things” film was a weepy one, Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.

Adding to the blog’s everlasting exploration of films adapted from books, I shared a review of James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, which of course serves as the source material for a fantastic film of the same name, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

Speaking of noir and adaptation, I covered another type this month as well: the remake. I watched 1984’s Against All Odds and compared it to its predecessor, Out of the Past (1947).

From my vintage mag collection, I shared Picturegoer magazine’s insights on the supposed “film famine” of 1938.

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3 thoughts on “May 2017 in Film

  1. popegrutch says:

    Fascinating to imagine going a whole month without any re-watches! If I kept a tally like this, it would all be re-watched films with one or two “new to me” movies a month. You’re obviously more adventurous than I am.

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  2. Todd B says:

    You blanked me this time around…I haven’t seen ANY of your past month’s movies! However, I do own ‘Man in the Attic’, so I guess that counts for something! Interesting to see only 12 movies listed…that sounds like one of MY typical months!

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