Wednesday, July 25, 2012

100 Things I Love About Movies

Inspired by Siskoid.

1. Tense endings
2. The 'actual' El Guapo speech
3. Ghibli Studios
4. Harrison Ford: "No tickets."
5. The song 'One Hand, One Heart'
6. The opening to 'Manhattan'
7. The score to 'In Her Majesty's Secret Service'
8. Sentimental Christmas movies
9. Bill Murray in 'Lost in Translation'
10. The light-cycles in Tron

11. "I have wasted thousands and thousands of kisses on you."
12. The soundtrack to 'Amelie'
13. The set to 'Rear Window'
14. The wisecracking skills of Han Solo
15. The Goat Herd song
16. Susan Sarandon in 'Bull Durham'. ("Oh my.)
17. Racing through Paris in 'Ronin'
18. Racing to find a fix in 'Apollo 13'
19. "I want my two dollars..."
20. The Marx Brothers

21. Kenneth Branagh
22. Smart war movies
23. Blooper reels in the credits
24. Every theory in 'High Fidelity'
25. The cast of 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'
26. The schemes of Scarlett O'Hara
27. Introducing movies to my children
28. Clint Eastwood in, oh, pretty much everything
29. The clever writing of 'Shakespeare in Love'
30. The French Riviera in 'To Catch a Thief'

31. Every positive father figure
32. Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt in 'The Imposters'
33. Subtitles
34. That post film feeling that your life has been changed.
35. The Delorean in 'Back to the Future'
36. The St Crispin's Day speech
37. Gene Hackman in 'The Royal Tennebaums'
38. The clubbing scene in 'Trainspotting'
39. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
40. The Time Bandits

41. The sustained cleverness of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
42. Having no idea what was really happening in 'The Game'
43. The underwater scenes in 'Hunt for Red October'
44. The doomed love story of 'Forrest Gump'
45. "So I've got that going for me, which is nice."
46. Swelling orchestra over the closing credits of 'Shakespeare in Love'
47. VINCENT from 'The Black Hole'
48. Heist movies
49. Movie casts that obviously had a lot of fun
50. Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

51. Special effects from before CGI
52. Good book adaptations
53. "Oh pointy birds, oh pointy pointy"
54. Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in 'Running Scared'
55. Road trip buddy movies
56. The one good Jim Carrey movie
57. Tevye talking to himself
58. Women who can take care of themselves
59. The collected projects and productions of Max Fischer
60. "Freedom!"

61. The hope inspired by a great movie trailer
62. Tropical island scenes
63. Colin Firth's story in 'Love Actually'
64. Emma Thompson's breakdown in 'Sense and Sensibility'
65. Figuring out who is voicing various animated characters
66 "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."
67. The spot in 'Rattle and Hum' where they switch from black and white to color
68. The love between E.T. and Elliot
69. Watching Josh Baskin go home at the end of 'Big'
70. Zero Mostel

71. Movies about baseball
72. "Not my gumdrop buttons!"
73. Watching Anthony Hopkins in 'Silence of the Lambs'
74. Watching Anthony Hopkins in 'Remains of the Day'
75. The time nesting of 'Inception'
76. The battle of Helm's Deep
77. The obvious dedication and work behind 'Tora Tora Tora'
78. Bruce Willis's career arc
79. Cybil Shepherd's career arc
80. Totoro waiting for a bus in the rain

81. The music from 'Moulin Rouge'
82. Gene Wilder's early career
83. That certain blend of serious and comic that only Bruce Campbell embodies
84. The crew of Serenity
85. The Dude abides
86. Any time Morgan Freeman narrates
87. The scenery in 'Snow Falling on Cedars'
88. Andy's escape plan in 'Shawshank Redemption
89. "She turned me into a newt!  (pause)  I got better..."
90. The desert in 'The English Patient'

91. The search for Harry Lime
92. The artistic models in 'Sirens'
93. The music from 'Chariots of Fire'
94. The music from 'Titanic'
95. Steve Carrell in 'Dan in Real Life'
96."They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they? I always thought that's what they were."
97. Baron Munchhausen's courage and bravery

98. The tiger cubs in 'Two Brothers'
99. When the guy finally gets the girl
100. Someday, I want to be Ferris Bueller

This was a lot of fun to put together and I'd encourage the few of you that are still blogging to give it a shot!


Steve said...

Strangely enough considering, we just got started with Ghibli Studios movies. I have always loved Laputa but had never seen it in English. Now the kids cannot get enough of Naussica, Laputa, and are begging for all of them. Great movies.

-Peder said...

Steve, I love them all. My very favoritest is 'Princess Mononoke'.