Friday, January 12, 2007

Sunrise (1927)

As was the case with Wings, this film actually didn't win "Best Picture." Instead, it was the only film to win the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production (in 1929, for films made in 1927 or 1928) when it was a variation of Best Picture. Thus, this film is not counted in most lists of Best Picture, including the list on, which is where my husband went to get the next movie for me to watch. He kindly added The Broadway Melody to our queue instead of Sunrise because that is what Netflix listed as the next Best Picture. So, in order to not waste time by sending back The Broadway Melody to get Sunrise, I went ahead and watched The Broadway Melody. Some may argue that this means I am not accomplishing my goal of watching each of the Best Pictures in order. However, I can live with this critique. I will watch Sunrise as soon as I can. In the meantime, on to The Broadway Melody!


Julie Cochran said...

I totally agree with you! I would totally watch the movie too. You know I love to watch you can tell from my dvd library. Why don't you critque it and let us know what you think...some of us are becoming dependent on reading your reviews.

Will said...

I admire your dedication to actually watching these early movies. I would probably fake it on a few, with Broadway Melody it would be particularly easy, as we can assume it's an early talkie with some singin' and dancin' and some girl with a shining face falling in love with a handsome blonde fella. But that would be cheating.

Sam Snead said...

Not to be picky, but you failed to mention that "Sunrise" later spawned a prequel entitled "Before Sunrise", starring Ethan Hawke.