Pet Projects - Can't Stop the Movies
Can't Stop the Movies

Pet Projects

We here at Can't Stop the Movies have our own passions-- Andrew has a love for Krzysztof Kieslowski, Danny likes black and white musicals from the 30's. For a little handier index than our simple category setting, here's a concise listing of our different projects.

Danny
Andrew
Danny Takes on Pre-Code Hollywood Andrew Deconstructs the Decalogue
Audrey Hepburn Sundays Andrew and the Films of Bela Tarr

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For five years, between 1929 and 1934, Hollywood was at a creative height; unfettered by moral restrictions and energized by the coming of sound, the movies became everything from ribald sex comedies to daring social commentaries. This project follows Danny as he works through the 100 odd films made before the Hollywood Production Code came into practice, effectively neutering films for three decades.

Year Title Director Stars
1930 The Divorcee Robert Z. Leonard Norma Shearer
1931 A Free Soul Clarence Brown Norma Shearer and Clark Gable
1931 Captain Applejack Hobart Henley John Halliday
1932 No Man of Her Own Wesley Ruggles Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

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Andrew's examination of The Decalogue is a full analysis of each film, focusing on its themes and visual strategy.

I - “I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other gods before me”
II - “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”
III - “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”
IV - “Honor thy father and thy mother”
V - “Thou shalt not kill.”
VI - “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
VII - “Thou shalt not steal.”
VIII - “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
IX - “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife.”
X - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.