The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Movie Tag

Totally off our recent topics, Aizlynne has broken gravity with a bogger movie tag . So I guess it's my turn. First off, I don't view the cinema art as a credible learning medium so I judge a film purely for its entertaiment value...If I want cranial exercise I read. So for what it's worth I will divide my favorite films into genre.

Alternative/cult classics:
A Clockwork Orange
Brazil
Eraserhead
200 Motels (Frank Zappa)
Reefer Madness
Glen or Glenda

Dusters:
The searchers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Once Upon a time in the West
Quigley down under
The Unforgiven
Treasure of Sierra Mades

Horror/cult faves:
Dawn of the dead
It conquered the world
Plan 9 from Mars
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Drama:
The green Mile
Citzen Kane
Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
Night of the Generals
The Sand Pebbles

Action:
Pulp fiction
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Pvt. Ryan
Bridge Over the River Kwai
The great escape

Fantasy/Sci-Fi:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2001 a Space Odyssey
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
ALIENS

Humor:
All the Python flicks but Life of Brian is the best
Sleeper (Woody Allen)
Blazing saddles
Dr. Strangelove
Carry on Constible ( or any of the 60s "Carry on" movies)
Duck soup

Epics:
Ben Hur
How the west was won
Gladiator
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Zivago

Kids:
Shrek
Antz
Wizard of Oz

3 Comments:

Blogger Aizlynne said...

See - I knew you would be the perfect choice. I never pictured you for a reefer madness kinda guy. Maybe we passed each other once when I was coming out of the adjoining theatre after watching Cheech and Chong! lol

Gotta love those cult classics - Night of the Living Dead was probably my fav (and I forgot to mention it).

July 28, 2005 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Funny how that works out....I'm a great fan of the western genre, and both Eastwood and Costner have moved the genre into the new century with some starkly human tales...but it's still the schlocky stuff that entertains and gets my all time favorite vote....Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda" had to be the greatest influence in the "cult classics" genre with "Reefer madness" a close second...I guess the thing that makes them so timelessly endearing is that they come off as dark comedy because of the obvious manipulation they try to pull from a naive audience...they preach to the unwashed masses and in a more informed age the propaganda seems humorously bizarre....In the future we will see the same cult following for Mike Moore's classic tinfoil hat propaganda films. Michael Moore is this decade's Ed Wood Jr.

July 29, 2005 at 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Snowbunnie1 said...

Poor ole Ed Wood compared to that fraud, Michael Moore.
He's probably rolling. With laughter or a tongue firmly in cheek.

I agree with you about Eastwood and Costner.
The Outlaw Josey Wales is a classic and a favourite of mine.
I am not as enamoured of The Unforgiven as most, but it is a good film and unflinching.
Silverado gets my vote as one of the best of all time too.
Dances with Wolves is Costners very best along with Open Range.
Open Range does not get the recognition it deserves and gets even better with each viewing.
Then there are the oldie Westerns that a lot of folks forget about: Stage Coach. Rawhide. Red River.
The Searchers.

August 3, 2005 at 2:12 PM  

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