Double Feature Days Part Cinq

When Mercury was in retrograde, it lead me to some pretty interesting film pairings so I thought I would share them. There is absolutely no particular film reason for anyone to ever watch these movies together, but next time Mercury is in retrograde, maybe you won't be able to control your movie-pairing impulses, and this post can be your safe space to turn towards.

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Lean Marathon

On one fateful day during the summer of 2013, I watched two of David Lean's epic pictures in one day. In a movie theater. It was the closest I've ever gotten (or will ever get) to participating in any sort of marathon. At BAM's Harvey Theater, the incredible Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were playing on the same day. Shockingly, I had never seen either of these movies, mostly because I had been told many times that I should only watch them on the big screen, but also they're both VERY, VERY long (each film includes it's own intermission) and require a lot of time and concentration. Paying to go to a theater is the best way to ensure that you sit through the whole movie.

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Double Feature Days Part Trois

Double features--we meet again. If you're like me and don't love the Fourth of July, stay in and watch these pairings. In a way, they might be the most American choices you can make this weekend because they show off the secret, seedy underbelly of our society, and the occasional lengths Americans go to to cover up their own secrets. Oh America.

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Double Feature Days

If you're like me, sometimes watching one film is not enough. Once in a while, film binging is essential, at least in my world. I will watch one movie, and then I feel this urge to watch another. So far, there is no known cure for this affliction. While I don't often plan out my double feature days, I will occasionally make sure that the films I watch have some connection to each other. The connection of the films usually ranges from interesting remakes or films that had the same art director. For your next rainy day (or any day for that matter) if you want to watch a double feature, I recommend these pairs:

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