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12 August 2012 @ 06:26 pm
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  
So there is an AFI 100 greatest movies meme doing the rounds (you know the "bold those you've seen" type). Anyway this is on the list and I realised that the sum total of my memories of the movie are:

a) It has donkeys in it
b) And possibly people undone by their own greed
c) I think I watched it in a Colorado motel room with adaese after (or possibly before) a somewhat tiresome search for somewhere to eat - given we were in Colarado and on foot.

I'm wondering if she recalls this at all, and if she remembers any more about the movie than I do!

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wellinghallwellinghall on August 12th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I shall point adaese in the direction of this post directly she has finished doing things with partridges.

ETA: And she says that she has a vague memory of the film, but couldn't have told you that it was in Colorado. I said that, with a title like that, I would have thought the film would be set further south than that; at which point, I got belaboured about the head.

Edited at 2012-08-12 05:40 pm (UTC)
adaese: Carmeladaese on August 12th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
As Wellinghall says, only very vague memories. When I saw the meme going round, I thought "know the title, but couldn't tell you anything about it". I'm now trying to remember if it's the one where there might or might not be a Gila Monster under a rock. But I don't even remember the donkeys clearly.

Perhaps there were more interesting things to remember about that holiday (such as lions)?
Kargicqkargicq on August 12th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yes! to donkeys, and gila-monsters, and people undone by their own greed. And dodgy Mexican bandits pretending to be police ("We don't need no stinkin' badges!"). And Bogart as a mean, unsympathetic loner ("Nobody puts one over on Fred C. Dobbs"). And the director's dad as a fast-talking, indefatigable, elderly miner.

Great, great, movie.
a_cubeda_cubed on August 13th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Ah you beat me to the "Steenken' Badges" line. One of the great lines of cinema history. IMHO, this movie definitely deserves its place on a list of 100 greatest Holly wood movies. Bogey's one of those with a bunch of must-see movies to his name: Casablanca, African Queen and TotSM all belong on the list.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 13th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
All on the list, if memory serves.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 13th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
I'm amazed my memory of it is so dim, though I have a feeling we went in without high expectations (it was a "what is on daytime telly given we're stuck in this motel?" kind of situation) so possibly we weren't really paying attention.
louisedennis: tolkienlouisedennis on August 13th, 2012 08:11 am (UTC)
I have a very vague memory we were pleasantly surprised with the film - given we were watching daytime telly in a Colorado motel room.

I don't actually remember the lion either, though I do recall the mountain walk, not to mention confronting Neithan in the sewers of Osgiliath, and appointing myself guardian of Lond Ernil.
Susanlil_shepherd on August 12th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
I rather think they are mules, not donkeys, though it is a long time since I saw it.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 13th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
They are probably mules, given the setting if nothing else. I suspect your memory of the film is better than mine though.