Did you know there's a searchable
movie database at Cardiff?
My Top Ten Movies
Of course a whole host of movie titles haven't yet surfaced from my all too fallible memory banks.
- Chinatown: Jack Nicolson, Faye Dunaway, business/govt corruption vs PI
- Eraserhead: TOTALLY weird - and here's a
David Lynch link
- Two Lane Blacktop: some guys just don't care 'bout nuthin but drivin'
- The Maltese Falcon: Terrible having to choose just one Bogart movie!
- The Seven Samurai: 4 hours of classic Japanese B&W which was used as the base for The Magnificent Seven. Guess which is better?
- Dance Of The Vampires: Still plenty of laughs at the Nth viewing.
- The Vikings: Curtis and Douglas being tough guys.
- Dr Strangelove: May be Sellers best movie. Love Slim Pickens riding the bomb.
- Blade Runner: Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer - great casting for Dick's story
- The Thin Man: Rather more laughs than Hammett's book! Isn't that dog just SO cute?
I have to wonder if I shouldn't have included at least one of the versions of Henry V or The 39 Steps, one of the Ealing comedies or a
Marx brothers movie; plus I enjoy all the Star Wars, Star Trek, etc
type of stuff, and all the Indiana Jones style ones, and....
I have to give a special mention to an East European movie I saw once called
Tomorrow I'll Be Scalding Myself With Tea.
Oh, and The Blues Brothers. The Weismuller Tarzans. And it's a shame I haven't room to include a Mel Brooks or Steve Martin movie in there.
Then of course Catch 22 is a great antiwar movie.
And wasn't Leningrad Cowboys Go America a hoot, eh?
And what about the entire horror genre.....