I was tagged on Facebook. Since I prefer blogs to notes in Facebook (where a complete stranger who isn’t my friend (hmm) can’t read me), the movie tag is posted here. Rules are: Don’t think, just write down 15 movies that left a lasting impression on you. If you want, tag 15 people.
In no particular order:
- Saturday Night Fever. It bored me to high heaven. I still think it’s crap.
- JAWS. Especially because of the T-shirt. Pulling that thing off over your head was SCARY.
- Young Frankenstein. First time I laughed out loud in a movie theater.
- Tron. I just liked it and the effects. Still do.
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Marvelous special effects, wonderful dead-panning from Ford, and a plot and pace that still takes my breath away. The snakes sent my friend under the movie theater seats. Kewl! (I was more bugged by the spiders at the very beginning.)
- Quigley Down Under. I have no idea why this movie seems to have missed everyone’s radar. A western featuring aborigines instead of Indians with three actors brilliant in their roles: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, and Alan Rickman. With a great theme song.
- Blazing Saddles. Best western/racist/Irish/Burbank comedy ever.
- Purgatory. Something weird, something divine, about that place. Dang good shoot-out, too.
- Men In Black. Best documentary about New Yorkers, ever. 😉
- The Fox and the Hound. I saw this Disney movie in Susanville, California, sitting in the balcony of a tiny movie house with “step-cousins” (long story), bawling my eyes out. The cousins thought it was cool that a grown-up would get so worked up over such a movie. Haven’t dared see it again.
- The Fly. Jeff Goldblum version. I still think Jeff Goldblum is sexy and I would marry him for his sense of humor alone.
- True Stories. I was the only one laughing out loud at this absurd comedy about life in American suburbia. Great sound track, too.
- The God’s Must Be Crazy. All about modern white man versus primitive (hah!) Kalahari people. And a Coke bottle.
- Help! I woke up from a nightmare and wandered out into the living room. The grown-ups were watching the Beatles on TV. The theme song from Help! followed me on my move to Norway.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Who wouldn’t that leave a lasting impression on?