Saturday, November 25, 2006

Films that mean(t) a lot to me, in no particular order

1. Awakenings (1990)

2. The Miracle Worker (1962)

3. The Matrix (1999)

4. The Black Stallion (1979)

5. Devdas (2002)
- for all that glitz and drama

6. Awaara (1951)
- I love Raj Kapur!

7. The Truman Show (1998)
- Jim Carrey at his best

8. Annie Hall (1977)
- Woody Allen's best

9. Dead Poets Society (1989)

10. Being John Malkovich (1999)
- Malkovich is an angry nut, but what a genius!

11. Adaptation (2002)
- Sorry, but I really love the combination of director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman! And Chris Cooper...Rrr...

12. Cabaret (1972), Chicago (2002), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
- They're all comparable in a way. They capture the swirling essence of the late 60s. End of an era. Chicago and Cabaret are similar in many ways, only Cabaret is more daring, haha. We're all so prim and proper these days. And oh, watch out for Maggie Smith in `The Prime...'

13. Kill Bill - Volumes 1 and 2
- Quentin at his more well-packaged best

14. Clueless (1995), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
- for the romantic spirited

15. Proof (2005)

16. The Sound of Music (1965)
- Maria...makes me...laugh!

17. Frida (2002)
- Easily, my favourite painter

18. Planet of the Apes (1968)
- I love New York, so I hate to see the Statue of Liberty that way

I wish I could add a Katharine Hepburn movie to this list, because I love her so much. I think I will once I catch more of her movies, and I don't think `Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' is her best (because that's all I have seen of her). And believe me, I'll have more movies to add to this little list in the future!

And a word of advice - whenever anybody makes a remake of a movie, go watch the original. It almost always works, how can you possibly replicate an old good wine?!

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