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The Pajama Game (1957)
Remember the time, the context
I'm giving this movie 7 stars for Steam Heat with Carol Haney and the performances of almost everyone in the movie. The sexist angle that would now be called harassment in the workplace seriously dates the film but it is still entertaining. John Raitt comes on very strong but Doris Day more than holds her own. Carol Haney is the best thing in the film! Note Eddie Foy, Jr. in the role of Hinesy. Reta Shaw later gained fame as the housekeeper on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir television show. One of the most fun things about watching old movies is discovering the character actors we've become familiar with from television. Bob Fosse's choreography is splendid and Barbara Nichols is a riot.
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Watch the ENTIRE movie or you'll miss much.
The previous comment suggested fast-forwarding through the movie to the denouement. If you do this you will lack a true understanding of just how important the choices made in the end are to the character Sybylla.
Unless you watch a movie in its entirety you cannot say you have truly seen the movie. A movie may also move at a pace that you are not used to and the pace of a specific film is chosen for a reason. If the viewer stops to think about just why the final cut moved at that pace he or she may glean something quite important about that particular film.
Beauty is in the eye of beholder. Australia does not possess (in the area where this movie was filmed) bold colors and subtlety was what was wont for this film.
I rated it quite highly for many reasons including Judy Davis' acting, the strength with which the director was able to convey its message, the strong supporting cast, the exquisite shots (particularly in their composition) often lengthy in duration that so wonderfully show what action/adventure films cannot including again subtlety, nuance and the ability to make the viewer actually think-both during and for long after the film is viewed