+1 Lists – Episodes 13-17
Continuing on with adding one movie to the top 5 lists of the Filmspotting podcasters. It’s a quickie post, so bear with me. This NaBloPoMo thing that I thought I’d have all sorts of time for is constantly the last thing I think about during the day. Having a full-time job and a family does that to you. Again – excuses, excuses.
Cinecast #13: Directorial Debuts
|1. Reservoir Dogs||Bottle Rocket|
|2. Drugstore Cowboy||Reservoir Dogs|
|3. Hard Eight||Big Night|
|4. Blood Simple||sex, lies and videotape|
|5. House of Games||Being John Malkovich|
Me: In the Bedroom, Todd Field.
Cinecast #14: Nostalgia Movies
|1. The World According to Garp||Batman|
|2. The Breakfast Club||The Secret of NIMH|
|3. The Right Stuff||Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|4. The Buddy Holly Story||The Point|
|5. The Outsiders||A Boy and His Dog|
Me: Boy, if I hadn’t already sworn not to repeat myself, I could totally use Bad News Bears here. Instead, I’ll waste a pick on Raiders of the Lost Ark, perhaps the best thing Spielberg has ever done.
Cinecast #15: Crime Movies
|1. Chinatown*||Miller’s Crossing|
|2. Heat||Out of Sight/Ocean’s Eleven|
|3. Double Indemnity||Thief|
|4. Seven||Get Carter (1971)|
|5. Dog Day Afternoon||Reservoir Dogs|
*This list predates the existence of the Pantheon.
Me: Rififi. Of course, it’s French and snooty. But it’s a great heist flick too, famous for its silent robbery scene.
Cinecast #16: Inspirational Movies (combined Top 5)
|1. It’s A Wonderful Life|
|2. The Shawshank Redemption|
|3. In America|
|4. The Karate Kid|
|5. To Kill A Mockingbird|
Me: Murderball. It’s Rocky with wheelchairs. That’s my expression. Remember where you read it, please. Even though I’m pretty certain I cribbed it from somewhere else.
Cinecast #17: Movies with a ‘Heart of Gold’
|1. My Own Private Idaho||Klute|
|2. Nights of Cabiria||Monster|
|3. Risky Business||Midnight Cowboy|
|4. Taxi Driver||Taxi Driver|
|5. Belle de Jour||True Romance|
Me: Pretty Woman. Ha, ha, no, really…I’ll pick Leaving Las Vegas, because Adam and Sam took all the good ones that I’ve seen,