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The day has finally arrived, and here I am settling in for Chimes at Midnight (1965) with a surprise bouquet of balloons courtesy of Greta Ming. It’s a cold rainy day here, perfect for my last 1001 movie. Having purchased a blu-ray of this film with about 60 remaining movies gave me additional incentive to complete the list in a timely fashion. Finishing in October 2016 also coincides with the eighth anniversary of my 1001 project.
I have really been looking forward to Chimes at Midnight since I had heard this past summer that Criterion was releasing a new restoration of it. Despite still being a novice when it comes to Shakespeare, I’d very much enjoyed Welles’ peculiar film adaptation of Macbeth (1948) and have high expectations for his portrayal of Falstaff – which apparently Welles himself called his best work (Klaus Ming October 2016).