Theres nothing new under the sun and that proverb especially applies to the film world. It seems like Hollywood just cant leave a great movie alone; every year, the industry remakes at least one awesome film, turning memorable characters and riveting plots into unwatchable shlock. Thats why film buffs are well aware that sometimes oldies are golden for a reason. And for the people who appreciate the very best classic movies Hollywood has to offer, Moonlight Movie Mondays on the rooftop at Bar Standard is the only place to spend a Monday evening in the summertime.
Tonights offering: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, the 1948 Tim Holt/Humphrey Bogart vehicle that tells the story of three gringos prospecting in the Sierra Madre Mountains post-Mexican Revolution, seeking treasure and combating both gangs of bandits and personal greed. Its the origin of the oft-misquoted (but nonetheless famous) line Badges? We aint got no badges. We dont need no badges! I dont have to show you any stinkin badges! Paul Thomas Anderson watched Treasure before bed while writing his award-winning 2007 film There Will Be Blood. (Told you there was nothing new under the sun!)
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Doors open tonight at 7 p.m., and the film starts at sunset; admission is $5. Bar Standard is at 1037 Broadway. Call 303-832-8628 or visit www.myspace.com/sococinema for information and a schedule; Moonlight Movie Mondays continue through September 14.
Mon., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., 2009