+1 Lists – Episodes 18-22
I’m enjoying Guest Programmer Month on Turner Classic Movies, at least what I’ve seen of it. At the very least, it’s been wonderful to find out what movies move a public figure. In years past, I remember discovering The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner because of Bill Cosby’s recommendation. This year, my DVR has captured Tod Browning’s The Devil Doll (courtesy of Danny DeVito), the original Get Carter (thanks to Alfred Molina), and most recently Kes, a recommendation by Tracey Ullman.
Check out TCM.com all of November for more guest programming in prime time.
OK, now back to the Cinecast/Filmspotting Plus One lists…
Cinecast #18: ‘Summer’ Movies
|1. Do the Right Thing||E.T.|
|2. Dazed and Confused||The Goonies|
|3. Stand By Me||The Sixth Sense|
|4. Raiders of the Lost Ark||Jurassic Park|
|5. Meatballs||Con-Air/The Rock/Armageddon|
Me: It’s an easy one – Jaws, the movie that started Summer Movies.
Cinecast #19: Quotable Movies
|1. Fletch||The Big Lebowski|
|2. Glengarry Glen Ross||Glengarry Glen Ross|
|3. Swingers||Bottle Rocket|
|4. Breakfast Club/Weird Science/
|5. Annie Hall||Flirting with Disaster|
Me: Gotta be Fargo. “You’re such a supah lady.” “So I phoned it in – end o’ story.” “Aw, geez.” “Go Bears.” “Ah, Narm, you got Arby’s all over me.” “No, I just think I’m gonna barf. (Oh jah?)”
Cinecast #20: Sci-Fi Movies
|1. Blade Runner||12 Monkeys|
|2. The Final Countdown||Starman|
|3. Brother From Another Planet||Blade Runner|
|4. Escape From New York||Close Encounters of the Third Kind|
|5. Dark City||Back to the Future|
Me: Not a big sci-fi fan, but I loved James Cameron’s The Abyss even though it was flawed. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio make a great bickering pair.
Cinecast #21: Comic Book Movies (combined Top 5)
|2. X-Men/American Splendor|
|4. Sin City/Ghost World|
|5. Spiderman 2|
Me: Tempted to say Spider-Man, the original, but it seems like cheating. Instead I’ll go with Road to Perdition, which isn’t perfect but features some great visuals and a nice Daniel Craig performance before Americans knew who he was.
Cinecast #22: Screen Duos (combined Top 5)
|1. Hoffman/Redford – All The President’s Men|
|2. De Niro/Groden – Midnight Run|
|3. Newman/Redford – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid|
|4. Grant/Russell – His Girl Friday|
|5. Tucci/Platt – The Impostors
McKean/Guest – This Is Spinal Tap
Me: I’ll use a screen duo that the Filmspotting guys found later on in the podcast – William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man series.