|Another Survey Meme: Movies
||[Dec. 1st, 2010|12:15 pm]
Einstein X. Mystery
OMG SPOILER ALERT
The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Twenty films you've seen that will always stick with you. List the first twenty you can recall in no more than twenty minutes. Tag twenty friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what films my friends choose!
01. Pulp Fiction
I didn't see this movie when it came out. Of course I didn't. It came out in 1994, I was fifteen. When I saw it (on VHS no less) a few years ago, I was transfixed. The confusingly interweaved storylines telling the tale of one very busy day. The memorable quotable moments (ENGLISH, MELONFARMER! DO YOU SPEAK IT; No, Butch; I'm pretty !@#$ing far from OK.) have surely made all my friends sorry they ever showed me this movie.
I have a AVI in My Documents, and have frequently listened to it at ListenToAMovie.com. Which isn't working now, so have some bunnies:
02. Lion King
I saw this movie in the theatres. I made my parents buy the VHS for me (not much of a struggle, but). I got Dad to tape the songs from the VHS onto a cassette I listened to endlessly. Even after I had scraped enough money to buy the official soundtrack, I still preferred the homemeade version because it had the back-and-forth between Simba, Timon and Poomba.
Also, THEY CALL ME MISTER PIG.
It's fashionable to hate the matrix - especially the second & third movies - but it's a fun movie. The climax of the first movie, with all the shootings and acrobatics, was exceedingly awesome.
I don't know why this is on the list. I don't know if I even saw the movie. But when I was trying to think of movies, Dumbo flying through the air with his magic feather popped into my head.
05. Reservoir Dogs
I ain't the !@#$ing rat, maybe you're the %^&*ing rat! I ain't no !@#$ing rat!
A heist movie, set entirely (sans flashbacks) in a large cement room.
I don't remember the movie itself. But my uncle George & aunt Judy took me to see it when I was little and being in the theater with them is what I remember.
07. The Lord of the Rings
Huge story. Huge movie. ELEVEN FRIGGIN HOURS.
Like, the one movie ever to do justice to The Book.
Another movie I remember more for the people I was with rather than the movie itself. This movie was the occasion of my first date.
09. Andromeda Strain
The movie as a whole is pretty good. But the one scene that made this popped into my head was when the one woman - after being awake for like 40 hours working frantically on a cure - falls asleep just when the cure scrolls across the screen.
It should be taken as a parable, by anyone, ever, who thinks that overtime is a good idea. (Exceptions made: when someone may die. even then, you still need your sleep.)
10. Rising Sun
Being on a Michael Crichton kick, this one popped in my head. The book was better. Even Sean Connery as Sensei couldn't make it a very good movie. I seem to recall a half-naked chick at some point, though.
10.5 Jurassic Park
OMG I can't believe I forgot JP. I played this game on the SNES, too.
I hated the fact that John Hammond didn't get his comeuppance like he did in the books.
some anime I can't remember the title of - no wait - Princess Mononoke
The 'happy ending" to this tale was the hero and heroine might, at some indefinite point in the future, get together. My mind draws an analogy to the difference between TV/movie crime fiction decades ago vs now. In "the old days" the movie was over with a happy ending when the guy got arrested; nowadays you need to show either a) vigilante justice, or b) conviction & sentencing of the bad guy.
Not a "good" movie, but not nearly as bad as everyone was saying. Ms. Berkley sure did look good nude. (IMDB sez she spent 20 minutes on screen - 1/6th of the movie - completely naked.)
That's the kind of combination a moron has on his luggage!
"Did you get it? What's the code?"
"What? Damn! I'm going to have to change the combination on my luggage."
<3 Mel Brooks. And may the schwartz be wit' you.
14. Blazing Saddles
THE SHERRIF IS NEAR. heh heh.
See above, really. I remember it being a slightly better movie than Spaceballs without being any less funny.
15. Star Wars 4-5-6
I wasn't wild about star wars, but they were big when I was little, so.
15.5. Star Wars 1-2-3
The pod racing scene always comes to mind, mostly due to the video games. I don't think these were as bad as everyone said, either.
15.6 Star Trek
I don't believe I almost forgot these. most of them, anyway. 4 was the best of TOS. All the TNG ones I liked.
Mostly for the way that --SQUIRREL!! ... certain memes have entered my vocabulary.
17. Kill Bill v. 1 & 2
Well, first, Uma Thurman in that yellow suit. Mmm. The over-the-top action, and how deadly serious every character took the story made it great.
18. Toy Story
realistic animated characters that somehow avoided the uncanny valley. Not so much toy story itself - although it was pretty good - but the other stuff Pixar does/did.
No comments here. Fun movie.
20. Boys on the Side
Hmm. I think this one is more of a "no comment".