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The film and dvd meme

May 13th, 2005 (12:28 am)

current mood: chipper
current song: Axel F - Crazy Frog version

Yeah, thanks spankerella. I too should be writing something ficcy... :P

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video: 47 (Yes, I counted them twice for I am sad)

2) The last film I bought: Upgraded Noises Off to DVD from the ex-rental video I'd had for years and loved to pieces.

3) The last film I watched: Finally got round to watching Pirates of the Caribbean - Johnny Depp really is as good in that as I heard. Anyway, it was something I'd been meaning to do for a good year or so. Maybe I'll even get round to watching that borrowed Moulin Rouge that's been lying around even longer.

4) Five films that I watch a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
In no particular order…

The afore mentioned Noises Off - One of the best film adaptations of a stage show EVAH. And the original play is just so cleverly written and conceived - how can you not admire a three act play about a play where you sit through the first act three times? And the repetition of the scenes grow in familiarity so when thing start going very wrong and everyone has to start covering up like mad is just sheer brilliance. If I ruled the world, everyone would have to watch this at least once.

Same rule with number two : The Princess Bride. You know it's good. I know it's good. Forget Citizen Kane - this should allows be top of film critic lists. Full of some of the best lines in cinema history ("As you wish", "INCONCEIVABLE!!", "Oh, you mean *this* gate key" and of course "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.") and sword fights! And giants! And twue love! And a smart-alec Grandpa.

*ahem* Number three is The Thomas Crown Affair Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo version. It's a heist movie that is really a love story. I LOVE all heist/caper movies to death, and this one is just so cool, especially at the end with so many people with their bowler hats. It's a slow tango between the two leads that happens to involve a theft. Smart, sophisticated and sexy.

And that brings up the amazing Usual Suspects. The only film I've ever watched twice at the cinema and felt like two different films. Fricking amazing twist which everyone knows by now, amazing acting, stupendous plot and just an all-round classic. Plus, it's a caper movie and have I mentioned how much I love those?

And finally The Breakfast Club. A movie which I saw for the first time at school and which affected me a lot. It made me realise that other people were just as screwed up as I was, and that even the oddest combination of people put together can sometmes get past the labels society puts on us. I walked away from it with a "you are not alone" vibe that kept me going for years after that. And a brilliant song from Simple Minds "Don't You" just topped it all off.

5) Finally, tag five people to do this meme:
Hmmm... wildecate, foenix, larinzia, ilysanth and zulu as I know she's already nicked one meme off me today. :P


Posted by: Andrea (fiannan)
Posted at: May 12th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)

I watched The Princess Bride with my much-protesting younger brother and sister not too long ago, and by the time Inigo finally got to say "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." they were both converts, laughing and cheering where appropriate *g* I haven't seen Noises Off, but I agree that absolutely everyone should see The Princess Bride at least once :)

Posted by: echo (spankerella)
Posted at: May 12th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)

I had to tag you because I was honestly curious as to what you'd say. And the theatre student in me loves that one of your fave films is Noises Off. All excellent choices, but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised to find another Bride fan.

Anybody wanna peanut?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 13th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
bwah-ha-ha-ha! [by odiepepper]

Anybody wanna peanut?

No more rhymes now, I mean it.

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