1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Harold and Maude: Love it or hate it?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jimmy Todd, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Jimmy Todd

    Jimmy Todd Soap Chat Well-Known Member EXP: 1 Year

    Threads:
    58
    Messages:
    874
    Trophy Points:
    480
    Location:
    United States
    Ratings:
    +1,435
    I just rewatched Harold and Maude(1971). October is the perfect month for it and the soundtrack. It's one of my favorite movies, but I read some reviews when it first came out. They were not favorable at the time, but apparently time has been kind to the movie.
    I love it regardless of aby reviews, but I can understand why it's not to everyone's taste. What are people's opinions? Love it? Despise it? Somewhere in the middle?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

    Threads:
    186
    Messages:
    7,764
    Trophy Points:
    7,960
    Ratings:
    +12,055
    I think it's a great film: funny, quirky, interesting and moving. Great performances and wonderful use of the music of Cat Stevens. It's really hard to fault this film and it seems to gets better every time I watch it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Jimmy Todd

    Jimmy Todd Soap Chat Well-Known Member EXP: 1 Year

    Threads:
    58
    Messages:
    874
    Trophy Points:
    480
    Location:
    United States
    Ratings:
    +1,435

    I agree. I see layers to it every time I watch it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star EXP: 6 Years

    Threads:
    121
    Messages:
    2,844
    Trophy Points:
    3,854
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +8,287
    I absolutely love this film. It's got a lot to say and does it with humour and charm. Also Ruth Gordon is a joy to watch in pretty much anything.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  5. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle EXP: 19 Years

    Threads:
    532
    Messages:
    7,337
    Trophy Points:
    6,642
    Occupation:
    INFJ
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +9,444
    It's archetypal of its era, capturing that bittersweet zeitgeist from the cusp of the '60s and '70s.

    How could anybody hate it?, although there's always somebody... It's strange I never actually owned a copy until a few weeks ago.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star EXP: 6 Years

    Threads:
    121
    Messages:
    2,844
    Trophy Points:
    3,854
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +8,287
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 21 Years

    Threads:
    186
    Messages:
    7,764
    Trophy Points:
    7,960
    Ratings:
    +12,055
    I agree. I loved her when she played the murderer in Columbo which was the first time I'd ever seen her in anything.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. Barbara Fan

    Barbara Fan Super Moderator Staff Member

    Threads:
    260
    Messages:
    5,022
    Trophy Points:
    7,868
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +11,148
    Agree, recently bought the best of CD and so many great songs there

    Agree, she is an asset to any film and never more so than Rosemary's baby
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Mega Star EXP: 18 Years

    Threads:
    43
    Messages:
    3,334
    Trophy Points:
    4,844
    Occupation:
    Aspiring writer and factual webmaster
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +5,862
    I must watch this one of these days. I´m a big fan of Ms. Castevet, I mean, Gordon, since I saw her in her Oscar-winning role of "Rosemary´s Baby". She and her husband were a great writing couple, and signed the best Tracy-Hepburn movies. She also wrote a play and its movie adaptation about her start as an actress in her humble family, it´s called "The Actress" and her character was played by a young Jean Simmons. A very recommendable B-movie that rings truer than most B-movies.


    That orchestra director really was a cynical person for using
    THAT tune to welcome Ruth to the stage...


     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page