November 16, 2006

I Wanna Be A Cool Kid, Too!

It's the Desert Island Movies Meme. Pick one:

Western - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Yep, Clint just beats the Duke, I think.

Horror - Don't like horror. If I had to choose, I'd go with The Shining, tho. My brother and I used to yell at Scatman Crothers, "Are you nuts? Don't go in there! Jack's waiting for you!" My first encounter with a gratuitous corpsifying.

Sci-Fi - No-brainer: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Musical - I only know a few. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Comedy - I know too many, so this may surprise you. Know what scene invariably reduces me to tears of laughter? The interview between Miss Balbricker and Principal Cavenaugh in Porky's, as the two basketball coaches try (unsuccessfully) to keep from losing it in the background. Also the one involving Kim Cattrall's "Awooooooo!!" Yes, they're both awfully juvenile. But there's nothing funnier in the world than watching other people try not to laugh.

War - Probably Gettysburg, just for the spectacle. "We must deprive th'enemy of th'high ground."

Action - Discount all the college dorm bull session philosophy and The Matrix is a pretty durn good flick. Feed the sequels to the fishes, however.

Foreign - Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Hey, it's foreign:

"What are you doing in England?"
"Mahnd yer own beezness!"

Classic (pre 1960) - Holiday, with Hepburn and Grant. Perfect little gem of a movie.

Documentary - Gorsh, I can't recall actually seeing any.

Bonus Pick (any genre) - Classic Comedy - The Ladykillers, because Alec Guiness has got to be in the pile somewhere.

Yips! to Beth.

Posted by Robert at November 16, 2006 05:26 PM | TrackBack

"We should have gone to the riiiiiiight."

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