Can I just say that I love the eclectic group of films that have been chosen as the Movies of the Month by all the voters out there since we rejuvenated the MOTM feature in March of last year? We’ve had critically-acclaimed films like Inglourious Basterds and The Shining, we’ve had cult films like The Evil Dead and Bronson, we’ve had foreign films (Oldboy, The Third Man), a favorite of your shepherd (The Long Kiss Goodnight) and many more films that spanned the eras, from 1949 to 2009. Now, we go back more than two decades further (1927) to tackle a new first for the MOTM – a silent film. Not just any silent, either, but Fritz Lang’s sci-fi classic Metropolis, championed by Pat of 100 Years of Movies.
Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:
” In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.”
Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to the dynamic duo of LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.
It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 10 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), they will also get to host that segment of the show.
This month, we have nine Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below. You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.
Also on tap:
* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing
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