Saturday, February 25, 2006

to tag or not to tag

... that is the question...

books[1] [2] [3] ...! how quaint. people do that any more?

let me make it movies instead.

I start this knowing very well that I am going to miss some of the best. But what the heck, this is just a list.

1. Casablanca(1942)
2. Julius Caesar (1953)
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)
4. À bout de souffle (Breathless)(1960)
5. The Great Escape(1962)
6. Lawrence of Arabia(1962)
7. Doctor Zhivago(1965)
8. [Per un pugno di dollari(A Fistful of Dollars)(1964)
9. Per qualche dollaro in più(For a Few Dollars More)(1965)
10. Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo(The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)(1966)] Dollar Trilogy
11. Un homme et une femme (1966)
12. The Graduate (1967)
13. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(1969) Wasn't this the original cowboy love story?
14. Z(1969)
15. The Godfather(1972)
16. Le Dernier métro(The Last Metro)(1980)
17. Cocktail Molotov(1980)
18. Ordinary People(1980) And Redford can direct too.
19. The Big Chill(1983)
20. The Princess Bride (1987) Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
21. Chung hing sam lam(chung king express)(1994) If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years...
22. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
23. Fargo (1996)
24. Kolya(1996) The perfect grouch has met his match. A five-year-old boy named Kolya.
25. Thin Red Line(1998)
26. Ha Hesder(Time of Favor) (2000)
27. Amores Perros(2000)
28. Elling(2001) They're packed and ready for the greatest adventure of their lives. All they have to do is get out of the house.
29. Ying xiong(Hero)(2002)
30. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)
31. Before Sunset(2004)
32. Brokeback Mountain(2005)

the black mamba in me
33. Pulp Fiction(1994)
34. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels(1998)
35. Lola rennt (Run Lola Run)(1998)
36. Fight Club(1999)
37. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

anim+ (e /ation)
38. Antz(1998)
39. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away)(2001)
40. Sennen joyu(Millienium Actress)(2001)
41. Ice Age(2002)

A whole bunch of Woody Allen's - 42. Manhattan(1979), 43. Annie Hall(1977) ... and Tarantinos. and the whole BMW Films series.

The last movie I watched - 44. Walk on Water(2004)

ok, will never get done...and don't even get me started with Indian movies...

btw, veena, what % of these have you watched?


Falstaff said...

Nice. Have watched 29/44 = 66% of these.

I'm disappointed though: No Kurosawa? No Kubrick? No Godard (unless you count Breathless)? no Hitchcock? (I won't even start on Bergman) And you're seriously putting Manhattan over Annie Hall?!!

High five from the Last Metro, though. Oh, and isn't Trintignant gorgeous?

The Black Mamba said...

Kurosawa, Kubrick - sheepishly have to admit that I have never done justice to either. never spent quality time with any film of theirs. many a times, otherwise interesting/intelligent company can make film appreciation impossible.

Godard - my goodness, search me?!(this I suppose is the lamest excuse)

Hitchcock - the wrong genre for me, I think. honestly, none came to mind, when I made the list.

Allen - not exactly. watched both so long back (and almost back-to-back), I am not sure, I don't think I can tell them apart. besides, its woody allen, I am allowed this kind of neurotic and weird behaviour. :)

Bergman - ah, the follies of youth! I always felt so unprepared for his movies. Like I had not lived enough, experienced enough, to appreciate them. Until I could not resist and recently watched my first - Scenes from a Marriage. Nothing stopping me now.

Trintignant is so, so gorgeous! I am so seduced, I could give up colors for him. Can live in a old faded b&w film reel, just to be with him. :)

Falstaff said...

BM: Oh, also, am assuming you've seen Truffaut's The Bride wore Black. Would have thought you would have enjoyed it , given the Black Mamba connection.

The Black Mamba said...

head hung low (really low). no, I haven't watched it. but its always nice to find out about movies I need to watch - a Truffaut, I haven't watched - even better. thanks!

Veena said...

45% actually. Much better than I thought I would. If I had spent more time picking up movies at the CLP instead of having imaginary conversations with that dinosaur, might have done better :)

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

:( I've only seen 16/44. Good list though!

The Black Mamba said...

veena: Yes, but talking to the dino got you an ex, watching movies probably wouldn't have..

shoe: nice. would like to see you list too. :)