Saturday on the blog means Saturday Double Feature, right? Remember, the basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.
So it’s been an incredibly busy but for the most part good week, but now I’m back, and ready to resume regular posting, I hope, so let’s start things off with the last double feature of the year.
This pairing was actually suggested by a cinephile friend of mine who made the comparison while walking out of the theater having just seen American Hustle
So what did he say? “It’s a lot like The Sting.”
Now I haven’t had a chance to see American Hustle for myself yet, but considering how much I like the 1973 Paul Newman and Robert Redford pairing Sting, to me that’s high praise. And even if the new movie doesn’t live up to the older one, it still seems like it could make for an interesting (if kind of long) double feature. So there you go.
So, do you have any other ideas for pairing films with American Hustle? if so, let me know below. And also let me know of any other upcoming movies you’d like to see “double featured”. Consider it, if you will, your chance to challenge me to come up with an interesting pair.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- Review: American Hustle (zacharycusson.wordpress.com)
- Review: American Hustle (jonahjeng.wordpress.com)
- ‘American Hustle’ glamorizes the schemers and dreamers (themorningsun.com)
- American Hustle (thelongfocus.com)