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The African Queen (1951)
This is a kinda fun adventure/romance movie, but not a whole lot more. The plot of a man and a woman who initially dislike each other, but after going through perilous events, fall in love is a pretty familiar one. But I suppose it wasn’t as cliche 60 years ago. The actual story is a little repetitive and unrealistic too. The film is really saved by Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn - they’re both very likable and wonderful together.

The African Queen (1951)

This is a kinda fun adventure/romance movie, but not a whole lot more. The plot of a man and a woman who initially dislike each other, but after going through perilous events, fall in love is a pretty familiar one. But I suppose it wasn’t as cliche 60 years ago. The actual story is a little repetitive and unrealistic too. The film is really saved by Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn - they’re both very likable and wonderful together.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
 (1948)
P365 Film #320
This film is about two guys down on their luck in Mexico who meet a prospector and the three of them decide to go mine for gold in the nearby mountains. It’s a western, but without so much focus on cowboys and gunfights. Personally, I wasn’t all that interested in the story, but it was certainly well-made. Humphrey Bogart played a bit of different character than usual, which was nice to see. The whole thing was a nice comment on gold and money and how it leads to greed and paranoia. 

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

(1948)

P365 Film #320

This film is about two guys down on their luck in Mexico who meet a prospector and the three of them decide to go mine for gold in the nearby mountains. It’s a western, but without so much focus on cowboys and gunfights. Personally, I wasn’t all that interested in the story, but it was certainly well-made. Humphrey Bogart played a bit of different character than usual, which was nice to see. The whole thing was a nice comment on gold and money and how it leads to greed and paranoia. 


The Big Sleep (1946)
P365 Film #200
This is a fairly typical film-noir from the 40s, with the only major difference for me being that it was much more complex and convoluted than any other of its type that I’ve seen. There were so many characters’ names to remember as well as their relationships to each other and what each one wanted - I honestly couldn’t keep up. I’m not sure if this makes it brilliant or terrible. Nor which one it makes me. Forgetting the storyline, it was still a really great film. It was shot well and Humphrey Bogart was his usual super-cool private detective. So, yeah, it was good, but not my favourite film-noir, nor my favourite film-noir with Bogart - that probably goes to The Maltese Falcon (1941). 

The Big Sleep (1946)

P365 Film #200

This is a fairly typical film-noir from the 40s, with the only major difference for me being that it was much more complex and convoluted than any other of its type that I’ve seen. There were so many characters’ names to remember as well as their relationships to each other and what each one wanted - I honestly couldn’t keep up. I’m not sure if this makes it brilliant or terrible. Nor which one it makes me. Forgetting the storyline, it was still a really great film. It was shot well and Humphrey Bogart was his usual super-cool private detective. So, yeah, it was good, but not my favourite film-noir, nor my favourite film-noir with Bogart - that probably goes to The Maltese Falcon (1941)