The General (1926)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Buster Keaton’s epic masterpiece. Highly influential.
2) Greatest movie stars with expertise in physical comedy from past 100 years – Buster Keaton with Gene Kelly and Jackie Chan will top the list.
3) Real dangerous stunts, high production value and minimum title cards.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

Recruiter: Occupation?
Johnnie Gray: Soldier!

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) The ultimate hollywood story, a timeless classic from Billy Wilder.
2) Cameos from Cecil B. DeMille & Buster Keaton gives great authenticity to this movie.
3) Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond : An iconic character.
4) The Narration : A dead man telling his story.

 
Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Norma Desmond: All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”