Monday, January 29, 2007

1989 (quickly)

  • 'Born on the Fourth of July' - Ok.
  • 'Dead Poet's Society' - A great movie. Still has an impact on me almost 20 years later. Robin Williams is excellent.
  • 'Driving Miss Daisy' - A good movie, but not great. (Sorry, Mom.)
  • 'Field of Dreams' - A very good movie, though not as good as 'Bull Durham'. And yes I cry when he plays catch with his father. The movie gives me chills and you have to respect that.
  • 'My Left Foot' - Amazing acting, both from Daniel Day-Lewis and from his younger counterpart, Hugh O'Conor. Impressive movie.

'Driving' won the Best Picture but I'd have given it to 'Dead Poet's'.

3 comments:

homer111 said...

I would have picked My Left Foot. I loved that movie. Daniel Day Lewis is awesome in everything he's in. He should have been in one of the Star Wars movies.

MamaD4 said...

I've not seen My Left Foot, so I can't comment, although who can't love Daniel Day Lewis...mmmm, yummy. He's super-intense. Isn't that what all women want? Hans is JUST LIKE Daniel Day Lewis. I'm digressing...my vote would be for Field of Dreams. It gives me chills, too and I just love how the farmers all think he's crazy and how the wife stands up at the PTA meeting and goes after the book ban-ners. It's one of those movies I could watch again and again and never get tired of. Which is good, because it's on TBS every third week.

carrster said...

I probably would pick DEAD POETS' too or maybe MY LEFT FOOT. I liked them all but DAMN DPS made me CRY!! We took our Japanese foreign exchange student to see that movie (remember Emi?) about a week after she got to MN and her English was rocky AT BEST! I think she was a little more than confused and Laurie & I sitting there just bawling.....ah good times, good times....