Monday, March 18, 2013
Top 10 Movie Countdown
You say Movies/film and I am there. It is hard to countdown to just 10 but here is my list:
10. Sunset Boulevard-Gloria Swanson at her grand dame best and a scathing telling on silent cinema where so much in the film actually rings true. For all die hard fans that know Buster Keaton and Anna Q Nielson are playing cards and were once huge stars.
9. All About Eve-Fasten Your Seatbelts...It's Betty Davis full of sharp tongued greatness. Never forget the great George Sanders who decided to commit suicide cos he was bored.
8. Fantasia-Drugged out or not-Great artistic genius meeting up with superb music-doesn't get better than that.
7. Top Hat or any Fred Astair/Ginger Rogers Musical-I don;t give a rats ass if you are not a musical fan-These are just great-same storyline and often same character actors but the dancing and singing can never be found again. Thank god for film
6. Trains, Planes and Automobiles-OK so people may bitch that it is not artistic enough blah blah blah but what a great cast and music and I always laugh out loud at the motel scene in the morning ("those aren't pillows!")
5. Singing In The Rain- Superb satire on the silent cinema and when it transitions to sound. The story is great and actually accurate, the cast is great, dancing is great and every man just loved Cyd Charisse's legs
4. The Quiet Man-The great John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara-The irish land and tales and customs and the best damm fight scene-I'd give anything to be kicked in the ass with love the way John Wayne did to Maureen-true love with great fun
3. the Searchers-Amazing Western! I love Western and the scene near the beginning when john Wayne sees his brother's place on fire-well his look is heart wrenching. Look for Jeffrey hunter (AKA Christopher Pike of Star Trek fame) in a key role along side the Great Duke
2. LOTR-Trilogy-OK This is so great and profound and moving-I can not say more about these group of films-Love it!
1. It's A Wonderful Life- My Fav-Jimmy Stewart-Always played at Christmas and people may be sick of it like the Mona Lisa but the beauty of this film transcends time and makes me cry each time I see it.
Well there is my list-I missed out on the Third Man and all the Hitchcock films-there are so many I love and could add and replace some here but this it is for now:)