Sunday, November 22, 2009

Watch Classic Movies Online

Thanks to Life Hacker I discovered a new source to Watch Classic Movies Online. The site is Classic Cinema Online and it is a very nice site with many categories and choices.

I chose the Spaghetti Western section and was presented with many choices based upon their popularity. I chose Nobody Is My Name with Terrence Hill. I remembered these films fondly from my youth. I thought it would be fun to relive those memories and see how they translated forward for me. This usually goes badly, but what the hell, I thought I would take the risk.

Nobody Is My Name is actually one I did not remember at all and starred Terrence Hill and Henry Fonda. The movie was directed by Sergio Leone (uncredited) of the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western fame. bad a movie could the guy that made The Good, The Bad and The Ugly come up with? Well...let's just say that you can't hit the bulls eye every time.

Watching this classic movie online, you get the story of Jack Beauregard (Fonda), an aging gun fighter who just wants to retire and take a boat out to sea. There is just one problem, one hundred and fifty problems actually, The Wild Bunch. They are out to see that Jack retires their way and not his. Their way ends with Jack in a pine box and a final trip to Boot Hill.

To be sure, Jack has a problem.

Enter Nobody (Hill), he is a fan of Jack's and has his own plans and desires for Jack's retirement. In his mind, the only way for Jack to go out is to take out the Wild Bunch. After that Nobody will take care of taking out Jack.

It seems that Jack has a problem that has no easy solution. With Nobody bound and determined that things go his way and only his way.

When the end came, I can say that I should have seen it coming, but I did not. It may have been because the movie did not have the magic that I remembered from my youth or that I was a boring kid and have moved up the interest ladder slightly. Slightly is the key word here.

To Watch this Classic Movie Online is not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon when it's cloudy and cold outside, but there were probably better choices there. I will definitely return to the site to check out more offerings, I just may stay away from the Spaghetti Westerns for a while.

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