Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 8 - Three Films

Today is Day 8 of the Hoomz bloggy challenge.  In this post I will tell you which films are my three favorite movies of all time.  This time, it will be in a particular order...countdown style.  I apologize, I don't have a pithy and/or clever opening paragraph for you to read.  It is late and I did a lot of practice questions today and my brain has turned to a fine criminal lawy paste.  From 3rd to 1st:

3.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  The opening scene to this movie is how I test whether I can be friends with someone.  Watch this movie.  If you don't laugh at the opening scene, you might as well stop reading my blog.  Monty Python is the funniest group of people that have ever none.  From the Flying Circus to the Meaning of Life and Holy Grail....everything is comedy gold.  The Holy Grail is the best of the best when it comes to Monty Python.  Watch this scene and you'll see just how amazing they are.  Trust me, watch the whole thing.  I consider the last 1 minute to be my favorite scene of the movie.  "you don't vote for king!"

2.   Clue.  My favorite comedy of all time is Clue.  It has the wonderful dry and reserved sense of humor that hits me hardest.  "To make a long story short"..."too late".  I like any move that literally films several endings and includes them all in the final cut.  Tim Curry absolutely dominates this movie and if you can watch Martin Mull do anything and not laugh, I'd check your pulse.

1.   Almost Famous.  This has been my favorite movie since it came out.  I love the cast.  I love the writing.  I LOVE the soundtrack.  I love the costumes.  I love Kate Hudson.  I love everything about it.  I dare you to watch the Tiny Dancer bus scene and not get goosebumps.  I challenge you to not root as hard as you can for William to land Penny Lane.  Even Zooey Deschanel is outstanding in this movie.  It takes place in the exact era of music I would like to be involved in.  I would listen to Stillwater.  I would pay to see Stillwater.  I want to play poker with Stillwater.  Lester Bangs should be nationally syndicated now.  I just love this movie.

There are so many I had to make a first losers list: Shawshank Redemption, Airplane!, Inglourious Basterds, Billy Madison, Seven, History of the World Part I, Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, and perhaps after I've had time to think about it, the currently nominated The King's Speech.


Amie said...

I love Monty Python. Anyone who can't appropriately drop references to them in casual conversation is a sad, sad person.

Tim Curry is amazing.

I've only seen Almost Famous once, and don't remember much about it. I should add it to my queue and watch it for real, instead of making out during it (oops).

I love your first losers list. All of it.

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Mik said...

Tim Curry is amazing. I was lucky enough to see him perform on Broadway in Spamalot. I would not have thought of Clue when making my list, but you sir, have just thrown a spanner in the works..

bluntdelivery said...

1. never seen monty python.

2. i know, i know.

3. almost famous is in my top 3.

4. never seen clue.

5. i KNOW.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, did you know that a lot of the antics of the band in Almost Famous were based on real bands at that time? The "I AM A GOLDEN GOD" scene is something Robert Plant once said.

I would totally listen to Stillwater.

JoshueTree said...

@FT - well, some of it had to be real (ish) right? I believe it was loosely based on the actual life of Cameron Crowe.

Moshe said...

Holy crud! Someone else who knows Clue!? I forced all my friends to watch that on one of my birthdays. And Monty Python is... yes I think it is definitely an excellent friend barometer.