what are we talking here? highest grossing? inflation adjusted?
ive avoided most of the disney shit of the last 20 years or so like the lion king. never saw dances with wolves or field of dreams. have not seen most of forrest gump. just watched castaway for the first time recently. held out for a long time on jurassic park. think ive only seen the end of schindlers list. never saw twister or mrs doubtfire. the sixth sense. the exorcist. what was that other one.... rosemarys baby... carrie... not up on my horror.
Jim, having posed the question, don't you have a contribution? - alex 6-12-2019 1:57 pm [add a comment]
I have so many I donít know where to start. Itís rather embarrassing. Iíve been trying to work on a clever post but not having much success at the clever part. Hereís a teaser: Citizen Kane, The Shining, Rosemaryís Baby, Breakfast at Tiffanyís, A Few Good Men, Rear Window, The Birds, American Graffiti, and possibly The Graduate although maybe I did see that, and so many many more. But Iíve definitely seen Top Gun unlike some commie bastards and Iíve seen Heat, the greatest movie ever, like five times. - jim 6-12-2019 6:09 pm [add a comment]
i still associate a few good men with your mother.
not that he is the be all end all but what hitchcock films have you seen?
pretty sure ive seen every bond movie not that i can differentiate them all. anyone have favorites? its kind of like comparing athletes from different generations when comparing bonds from different eras. they dont age particularly well. from russia with love and casino royale somewhat standout for me. maybe dr. no. not sure what the height of either moore or brosnan were. the spy who loved me? i kind of like the george lazenby one off on her majestys secret service. not sure about the timothy dalton era.
this is like mission creep. wouldnt call any of these movies famous or popular. maybe cineaste essentials but even thats a stretch. actually i dont think i sat through the leopard either it pops up on tcm often enough and i recall considering renting salo but looking at the clips i have no recollection of watching it. magnificient ambersons i have seen on at least a couple of occasions.
i just hope jim doesnt ask us what wines weve drunk because my list by comparison is going to be sorely lacking.
As usual, I was trying to be funny but it fell flat. There are so many famous and popular movies I haven't seen it's hard to know where to begin but here are a few: Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Forest Gump, Grease, West Side Story, Life Is Beautiful, The English Patient, Like Water For Chocolate, Chocolat, Gone With The Wind.
of all of those holy grail and gone with the wind stand out, the first for its cultural currency and the second because it was on tv every year pre-cable like the wizard of oz or sound of music. at some point you were bound to be sucked in.
havent seen life is beautiful but all the rest besides bits of gump. you seem to have a dearth of juliette binoche in your viewing history.
meanwhile i just turned on the tv and dances with wolves was just starting....
havana seems up my alley with alec guiness directed by carol reed. never seen performance. watched part of model shop which id never heard of before. first american film for jacques demy (umbrellas of cherbourg) with anouk aimee and whoever the actor from 2001 was. gary something? shot in and around la in 1969 which might be the most interesting thing about it.
I watched Model Shop, and it was more interesting visually than otherwise. I'd heard of it because I have some of the soundtrack on a compilation of Spirit, an excellent LA band of the era. They had some limited success, but are underrated in my opinion, and best known lately for a lawsuit claiming Led Zeppelin lifted the opening of Stairway to Heaven from one of their lesser known numbers. The band appears briefly in the movie, and Jay Ferguson has a speaking part, playing himself, but according to the TCM article, "not doing a very convincing job." - alex 6-19-2019 1:45 pm [add a comment]
he was not very convincing. - dave 6-19-2019 5:00 pm [add a comment]
Have to differ with you that Spirit was an excellent band. I had a box set of theirs with liner notes describing the friendship between Randy California and Jimmy Page and Page's tribute to the band by using part of their song for Stairway. - steve 6-19-2019 6:24 pm [add a comment]
I don’t think artists should begrudge borrowing/stealing; once it’s out there it’s fair game. But if you don’t think Spirit is tops you’re nuts.
Watched Sylvia Scarlett recently because several Cukor films are leaving Criterion listings at the end of the month. Well, totally blown away by the Hepburn gender crunching and her likeness to golden years era Bowie. I knew of a KH influence on Bowie but not the literal likeness. 1935.