Movie of the Day: Valley of the Dolls

Today movie of the Day is Valley of the Dolls (1967) directed by Mark Robson.

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I actually read the book first before diving into the movie. And to be honest I am a huge fan of both! The over the top songs, scenarios and acting made me a fan!

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It is a remarkable journey of three ladies trying to make a life for themselves in the bright lights of board way but pills, booze, fame and men get in their way.

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Flash Sale!

The Criterion Collection is doing another flash sale! If you are undecided on what to get I made a top ten of my CC picks for this round:

1. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (directed by Perdo Almodovar)

Pedro Almodovar is one of my favorite directors and this is the first movie of his I saw. Everything about this movie draws you in within the five minutes and reminds me of an 80’s soap opera on a bigger scale.

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2. Valley of the Dolls (directed by Mark Robson)

Is it really no surprise that I added this movie to this? I adore this movie as much as I like book!

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3. All That Heaven Allows (directed by Douglas Sirk

This is a beautiful movie and it will leave a lasting impression long after you watch it. This is melodrama at it’s finest.

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4. Eclipse Series 9:
The Delirious Fictions of William Klein

The only way to describe the style of these movies is when you mix the front page of the newspaper with the Style section.

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5.Dazed and Confused (directed by Ricard Linklater)

This movie is just plain fun.

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6.Burden of Dreams (directed by Les Blank)

When Werner Herzog wants a steamship over a hill you better believe that he will DO anything to get that darn steamship over that hill.

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7. Beyond the Valley of the dolls (directed by Russ Meyers “

“This is my happening and it freaks me out!”

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8. Something Wild ( directed byJonathan Demme)

When you need a pick me up movie then this is right up your alley!

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9. Gilda (Directed by Charles Vidor)

This film noir at it’s best. Rita Hayworth shines in this and this movie was a total game changer for her career. She was quote saying: “Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.”

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10. The American Friend (directed by Wim Wenders)

This film literally kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

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