Friday, November 17, 2006

Desert Island Movie List

OK This is one meme I can't resist....
Western
Pale Rider: The best of the "Man with no name" movies.

Horror
John Carpenter's Vampires: One of the better vampire movies made recently.

Sci Fi
The Day the Earth Stood Still: Classic piece of Cold-War-Era Sci Fi.

Musical
1776: A hilarious send-up of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Comedy
Young Frankenstein: I actually think The Twelve Chairs is a better movie, but that is the one Mel Brooks movie, no one has seen. Young Frankenstein is funnier.

War
Das Boot: See it in the original German. One of the best roles for J├╝rgen Prochnow

Classic (Pre-1960)
Casablanca: What can I say, you can't go wrong with the best.

Documentary
The Civil War by Ken Burns: If I have to select a theatrical release (The Civil War was on PBS) then it would be The Day After Trinity which covers the Manhattan Project.

Bonus Pick (any genre)
I would select Anime as the genre, and Ghost in the Shell as the film. Anime is not for kids, and GitS definitely falls in the not-for-kids category. A serious piece of Science Fiction done in animation.

Bonus Pick 2 (any genre)
Since I can make this up as I go, I would also choose The Incredibles in the animation genre. It isn't the best piece of computer generated animation I have seen, but it is good.
Yipps (or is it Orgles) go to Robbo at The Llama Butchers

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