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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Movies - Everyone has a movie blog, why not me?

Ok - just sitting here wasting time before bed. How about at least a list of some favorite flicks?

Here goes, not in any particular order, a mixture of old and new:

1. Citizen Kane
2. Psycho
3. The Conversation
4. Godfather 1 & 2
5. Appocalypse Now
6. The Deer Hunter
7. Vertigo
8. Casablanca
9. Days of Heaven
10. Taxi Driver
11. Thief
12. Heat
13. The Last of the Mohicans (Mann's)
14. Collateral
15. The Machinist
16. Memento
17. Star Wars
18. The Birds
19. 2001: A Space Oddysey
20. Bonnie and Clyde
21. Raising Arizona - I love that flick!

Lots more - these were off of the top of my head. What are your favorites? Any comments on the above?

And, how about some favorite directors (yeh, I believe in the "Auteur" theory):

1. Hitchcock
2. Coppola (Francis, not Sofia, but she's a helluva better director than an actress)
3. Scorsese
4. Arthur Penn
5. Michael Mann
6. Christopher Nolan
7. Orson Welles
8. Clint Eastwood (yeah - this one's surprising, but not if one is really objective about it)
9. Antonioni
10. Kubrick
11. Ford
12. Hawks
13. Spielberg
14. Huston
15. Malick
16. Bergman
17. Chaplin
18. Keaton
19. Brian De Palma
20. I think I'm missing someone important here - any suggestions? I know - 21. Joel and Ethan Coen!!!!! Who are your favorites?

Gee - no women on the above list. Why is that? Am I sexist, is my memory bad, or what?