Sunday, April 27, 2008

So What's the Complete List?

Instead of dragging out my top ten film list any longer (and trying to find a nice photo or film clip to include with each post, which is fun when they can be found), here is a complete set of the ten films I'd like to have if ever stranded no a desert island:
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Remains of the Day
  • Patton
  • Jesus of Nazareth (actually a television miniseries, but I'll include it)
  • The Godfather
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Citizen Kane
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Lawrence of Arabia
What films do you have on your list?


Carrie said...

I'm really terrible with "favorite" lists of any type. But I know that my list of movies I'd want if I was stranded on a desert island wouldn't equate to a list of movies I thought were the "best" I've seen. It seems often when a movie really has a lot of punch or impact for me, it isn't the kind of movie I will watch repeatedly. In act there are many movies I would list on a "Best of" list that I really couldn't watch again, like The Mission.

So my "desert island" list would be filled with entertaining movies, rather than the most moving. At least for me. Things like While You Were Sleeping, P&P miniseries, Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Bourne movies, Jumpin' Jack Flash, etc.

I also might include movies like Babette's Feast and Ushpizin, which I highly recommend.

BTW- I love the music!

ipanema said...

i have plenty of favourites. from your list, i like :

The Shoes of the Fisherman
Remains of the Day
The Godfather
Lawrence of Arabia

Dad said...

Hmmm... desert island... WITH electricity?? or is your DVD player battery operated? Great list! But you forgot "High Noon" and "Washington 'hind doze doors!" Oh yes, I remember all of those days we spent watching such great movies! Remember the Godfather marathon? I'm glad you liked "Shoes of the Fisherman" with Anthony Quinn - one of my all time favorites!

Kansas Bob said...

I like all of the movie on your list. I listed mine here.

Love the Enya.. my kind of music!

Dave said...

I'm going to assume a solar-powered DVD player on that island, so here are my top 10 DVD packages as of today.

1. Pierrot le Fou - Jean-Luc Godard
2. The Matrix Trilogy (10-disc deluxe set)
3. Seven Samurai (3-disc set)
4. One of my five different Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets (not sure at the moment which volume I'd pick though... whichever one has the most Bob Clampett probably.)
5. The Complete Monterrey Pop Festival
6. Two-Lane Blacktop
7. Bergman's Trilogy (Through A Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence)
8. The "Qatsi" films (Koyaanisqatsi, Powqatsi, Naqoyqatski)
9. The Milky Way by Luis Bunuel
10. Dazed and Confused

I'll be happy to expound on any of these choices upon request. :o)

Cany said...

Hehe, Dave... I'll go with the solar-powered DVD player attached to the tele.

And my TT-favs? (not in specific order)

To Kill A Mockingbird
12 Angry Men
The Mission
Casa Blanca
The Postman
Rear Window
ET (no snickers, now...:)
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Horsewhisperer

Some for the music, some for the context, some for the acting... etc.