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Channel 4 this evening. Good list. I’ve seen 19 of them I think.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Not counting this. The videotape ran out, so I’ve only seen about half of it.
A Bout de Souffle
Saw this in Paris. Don’t think I liked it.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God – Not seen.
An old favourite. One of the first films I bought on DVD. Not sure where my Alien DVDs are now — does my brother still have them?
All About Eve
Never actually seen, but a friend has a copy I’ve threatened to borrow, after saying I liked Almodóvar’s Todo sobre mi madre.
Not seen. In my list to be rented at Lovefilm. Will take forever before I get through my list.
Never seen. Blimey, was that really Martin “Bartlett” Sheen?
Boyz N the Hood
Breakfast Club, The
Not seen any of these. Must ask P if knows the Breakfast Club. Apparently THE teen movie for people in their 30s. I wouldn’t know.
Three big musicals I know most of the words to: Cabaret. Rocky Horror. Little Shop. Maybe this time. I’ll be lucky. Maybe this time, he’ll stay…
City of God
Come and See
Dawn of the Dead
Seen as part of my Film MA. Sponsored by a butcher, who provided real offal for the gore scenes.
Saw this with P and his sister on a trip to see a Bollywood film. The film turned out to be unsubtitled, and I threw a strop, so we went to see Donnie Darko instead. I thought it was great. She wasn’t quite so thrilled.
Only saw quite recently thanks to LoveFilm.
Fanny and Alexander -Nope.
Yes. Crazy film once you know the ending.
Yes, I own all the early Peter Jackson films after a friend enthusiastically described a scene in PJ’s awful debut film. Braindead subsequently became my favourite film, if not actually the German film Kondom des Grauens.
Ipcress File, The
King of Comedy, The
Oh, I must hae done? Surely?
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
This looked good. Will add it to the list.
Lost in Translation
Urgh. Hated this.
To my shame, never seen, despite owning a copy.
Craaaaazy. I have a bit of a love-hate with David Lynch. My friends all watched Twin Peaks in formative years, and have shown them to me subsequently. Part of my massive cinemagoing time in Paris included a David Lynch retrospective with many of his films. I did like Dune.
Night at the Opera – Nope.
North by Northwest
Nope. Unbelievable. This was already on my list at LF, but will see it eventually.
Pink Flamingos – Nope.
Nope, but looked good, so will add to list.
Princess Mononoke – Nope.
“Oh, you must see this, Alex, it’s got one scene you’ll really like.” Turned out my university housemates were talking about the anal rape scene. Hmm. Thanks, guys.
Raising Arizona – Nope.
Royal Tenenbaums, The
Wow. Saw this with friends in the cinema when it came out – in a matinee audience full of people who weren’t really getting the film. We sat there and laughed like loons throughout. Everyone else sat there in stoney silence, and occasionally made faux-whispered thorny remarks. I’m used to sitting there laughing whilst everyone else does that. Remind me to tell you about the Dario Argento version of Phantom of the Opera some day.
Secrets and Lies
I own this one. One of those films you couldn’t quite believe and had to get so you could watch it, then show it to other people to see what they thought too.
Shawshank Redemption, The
Well, yeah. Good story too.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
This Sporting Life – Nope.
Three Colours Blue
Saw on BBC 2 while I was doing my A levels. Can’t really remember.
Touch of Evil – Erm, don’t know.
Can’t remember when I actually saw this, but hundreds of people had the poster in our first year at university.
Walkabout – Nope.