Friday, November 5, 2010

Scintillating Scene: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

I just re-watched the Matt Damon cowboy flick All The Pretty Horses (2000), so when Bob, our Cin-Ob Supreme of the week, told me he wanted to see something from a movie called They Shoot Horses, Don't They? I was all GAASSSP!

Then I did my research like a good little blogger. And this movie is now added to the list of ones I'm hunting for on DVD, because it sounds sooooo good. On the assumption that a lot of you don't know this movie either, here's a synops.

The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon. [IMDB]

Wowza! Inhumane dancing? I'm in. 

When Bob mentioned this title I was expecting cowboys, or horse races, maybe some mafia guys putting out hits on people, or whatever they call 'em. Well wasn't I surprised when the first Google result was a disco ball image.

So watch this scene to get a taste of this 1969 movie, and give me your thoughts. Have you seen it before? If not, are you intrigued now like I am? Aaaaannd GO!


Jen said...

OMG! I just got the Gilmore girl title reference in season 3. They have the dance marathon lol. It is called "They shoot Gilmores don't they". Oh happy day :)

MovieDrew said...

This film holds the record for most Oscar nominations without being nominated for Best Picture.