Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17) wrote,
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The film and dvd meme

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 queenzulu as I know she's already nicked one meme off me today. :P

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