Monday, March 5, 2007

My Top 10 Movies... the Current List

Swing Time (1936)
Now Voyager (1942)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Airplane! (1980)
Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
Lone Star (1996)
Casino Royale (2006)

How it breaks down:
Comedies: 5
Heart-rending romances: 2
Texan sagas: 2
Bond: 1

Chuh... that's odd.

So what would be on your list?

9 comments:

Jen Star said...

Funny, I just did this over the weekend. I could only come up with five, as I find that my movie tastes change with the seasons.

Back to the Future (1985)
Cry-Baby (1990) for purely sentimental reasons (also Johnny Depp is way hot)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Zoolander (2001)
Gosford Park (2001)

Apparently, I like ensemble pieces.

Ra Ra said...

Ginny, I absolutely love and think its a fantastic idea to rotate different pics of your gorgeous self on this website. The many moods of Gianna...at times winsome, at times playful, at times straightforward...but always feminine and fabbo.

Now as for favorite movies, I lean toward the old classics. The forties, the fifties, the sixties...these are the goldmine years of cinema for me.

Anything with Audrey Hepburn, or Cary Grant. Especially Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and Charade for A.H.

And North By Northwest, a film I never tire of watching. Cary was at his zenith.

As well, Butterfield 8 with La Liz at her glam best.

Gambit for its cleverness.

Pink Panther, the first one, for its glimpse of the bubbly champagne jet set sexy ski chalet culture of the 60's. That priceless scene with Princess Dala and Sir Charles Lytton on the tiger skin rug in front of the fire with their silly lover's banter.....wonderful. Not to mention the hilarious car chase at the end with gorillas driving convertibles.

And many of the James Bonds of course. Now I know you prefer the Sean Connery's but in my book, Roger Moore reigns supreme. Followed closely by Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton. Hey here's an idea..how about a post devoted to the vastly underrated Timothy Dalton and his turn as Bond? I just finished re-watching "The Living Daylights" which was his first outing as Bond, and perhaps only partly because I've been to two of the locales featured in the movie (Gibraltar and Tangiers), I found it marvelous anew. I think he nailed Bond and I wish they had kept him on to do more. Contrary to popular belief, he did manage to pull off witty banter, he did have a sense of humour, and he did show vulnerability. In fact his romance with the cellist had more than its share of warm moments, particularly when they were holed up in the Afghani hideaway.

His exit from the Bond landscape was premature.

Saucepot said...

Totally agree with ra ra - love your daily dose of new pics. Tree hugger eh? Ginny, have you hugged a maple tree lately?

Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan (1982): Gotta dig that Ricardo Montalban and his corinthian leather
Back to the Future (1985)
Somewhere In Time (1980) A great love story in any time
Bladerunner (1982)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Ben Hur (1959)
Lord of the Flies (1963) Who has the conch?
The Final Countdown (1980)another interesting play on the time line
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Capt. Luke said...

In no particular order

Saving Private Ryan
It's a Wonderful Life
Cool Hand Luke
Shawshank Redemption
Passion of the Christ
The Great Escape
Casablanca
Jurrasic Park
Rear Window
To Kill a Mockingbird

Runners up:
The Matrix
Silence of the Lambs
Full Metal Jacket
Apocolypse Now

Ra Ra said...

Oh! Let's not forget the Indiana Jones series.

While "Temple of Doom" was, in my opinion, a stinker, the first one (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and last one (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) retain their thrills and charm even today.

Ongoing saga, I hear, about the quest to film a fourth movie in the series, with much behind the scenes politicking over script, casting, etc. One tidbit I recently heard was that Harrison Ford was appalled that he would not be wielding a real 'whip' anymore. Apparently CGI has come so far since the series last filmed, and in the interests of safety, the whip will be added digitally after the filming. Harrison was incensed (so the story goes) and insisted that he would not agree to that. He is adamant that he must have a real bullwhip in his hands to do the scenes.

I daresay he's right.

Blog Princess G said...

Saucepot: I've never even heard of the Final Countdown. Shall check it out on imdb.com...

Blog Princess G said...

Ra Ra: I would have expected nothing less!!

Luke: I love your selection. Very powerful, very intense, but I would have expected nothing less.

Blog Princess G said...

The rotating pictures was only because I couldn't decide which one was right. Hee hee. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Ra Ra said...

Ginster,

You must, please, for the sake of foodfilmfiction fans everywhere, keep up the rotation of pics. It definitely adds a little 'oomph' to see the pic refreshed regularly.