Posts tagged 'Favorite movies' (34)

Favorite movies

Too many to list. Just depends on what part of my life. When I was a kid it was war movies and westerns. Clint Eastwood. Was a big Lee Marvin fan. In the modern era, post-Goodfellas, I would say No Country For Old Men. I think that's a perfect movie and I was not confused by the ending. I think Javier Bardem's character was a ghost, he was chasing the past. "You never saw me..."


Favorite comedy movies: Naked Gun, Airplane, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, MacGruber and most recently, Goon. Serious movies: King of New York, No Country for Old Men
I'm kind of a Barton Fink guy, though No Country For Old Men is right up there. Fargo is great, their tightest movie.
One thing I never get tired of is the film Burden of Dreams, which is the documentary by Les Blank about Werner Herzog trying to make a movie called Fitzcarraldo, which involves moving a steamship over a steep hill. That's the story they were dramatizing, and in an attempt to dramatize, Herzog wanted to actually move a steamship paddleboat over a hill, and he wanted to do it in the jungle the same way it was done in the script. It’s tense and fascinating because the film crew is in a terrible predicament, yet it’s fundamentally hilarious because it’s a predicament that they put themselves in. No one asked them to do this. I find a lot of life is bitching about having to do something like mov...
1. The Third Man 2. Short Cuts 3. 12 Angry Men 4. Straw Dogs 5. Five Easy Pieces 6. The Killing 7. Rosemary’s Baby 8. Blow Out 9. Veronika Voss 10. The Big Chill
I love commentary tracks!!! Some faves that I recommend... Alexander Payne for "Election"... David Fincher and Robert Towne for "Chinatown"... I've listened to both of them multiple times - mainly because they inspire and encourage creativity if that's your thing!
In The Heat of The Night, On the Waterfront, Millers Crossing, The Roaring Twenties, Midnight Cowboy, The Heartbreak Kid (the original) and more..
comedy: three amigos, anchorman, Borat drama: shawshank redemption, fight club, city of god
Up. Never cried that hard in my life. In front of so many friends and my wife and strangers.