Sunday, April 23, 2006

I ain't no Hollerbach Girl...


Roger Ebert has a list of 101 movies that you should have seen in order to be somewhat "movie-literate." I think maybe I've done a similar kind of thing before, but just for kicks I have marked the ones I've actually seen from end ot end. Then you can laugh and point fingures because I often pretend to know anything about movies.

* "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) Stanley Kubrick
"The 400 Blows" (1959) Francois Truffaut
"8 1/2" (1963) Federico Fellini
"Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (1972) Werner Herzog
* "Alien" (1979) Ridley Scott
"All About Eve" (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
"Annie Hall" (1977) Woody Allen
* "Bambi" (1942) Disney
* "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
"The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) William Wyler
"The Big Red One" (1980) Samuel Fuller
* "The Bicycle Thief" (1949) Vittorio De Sica
"The Big Sleep" (1946) Howard Hawks
* "Blade Runner" (1982) Ridley Scott
"Blowup" (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni
* "Blue Velvet" (1986) David Lynch
* "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) Arthur Penn
* "Breathless" (1959 Jean-Luc Godard
"Bringing Up Baby" (1938) Howard Hawks
* "Carrie" (1975) Brian DePalma
"Casablanca" (1942) Michael Curtiz
* "Un Chien Andalou" (1928) Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
"Children of Paradise" / "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) Marcel Carne
* "Chinatown" (1974) Roman Polanski
* "Citizen Kane" (1941) Orson Welles
* "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) Stanley Kubrick
* "The Crying Game" (1992) Neil Jordan
* "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) Robert Wise
"Days of Heaven" (1978) Terence Malick
* "Dirty Harry" (1971) Don Siegel
"The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) Luis Bunuel
* "Do the Right Thing" (1989 Spike Lee
* "La Dolce Vita" (1960) Federico Fellini
* "Double Indemnity" (1944) Billy Wilder
"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) Stanley Kubrick
"Duck Soup" (1933) Leo McCarey
* "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) Steven Spielberg
* "Easy Rider" (1969) Dennis Hopper
* "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) Irvin Kershner
* "The Exorcist" (1973) William Friedkin
* "Fargo" (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen
* "Fight Club" (1999) David Fincher
"Frankenstein" (1931) James Whale
* "The General" (1927) Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman
* "The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" (1972, 1974) Francis Ford Coppola
* "Gone With the Wind" (1939) Victor Fleming
* "GoodFellas" (1990) Martin Scorsese
* "The Graduate" (1967) Mike Nichols
* "Halloween" (1978) John Carpenter
"A Hard Day's Night" (1964) Richard Lester
* "Intolerance" (1916) D.W. Griffith
"It's A Gift" (1934) Norman Z. McLeod
* "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Frank Capra
"Jaws" (1975) Steven Spielberg
"The Lady Eve" (1941) Preston Sturges
"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) David Lean
* "M" (1931) Fritz Lang
"Mad Max 2" / "The Road Warrior" (1981) George Miller
"The Maltese Falcon" (1941) John Huston
"The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) John Frankenheimer
* "Metropolis" (1926) Fritz Lang
"Modern Times" (1936) Charles Chaplin
* "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
"Nashville" (1975) Robert Altman
"The Night of the Hunter" (1955) Charles Laughton
* "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero
"North by Northwest" (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
* "Nosferatu" (1922) F.W. Murnau
"On the Waterfront" (1954) Elia Kazan
"Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) Sergio Leone
"Out of the Past" (1947) Jacques Tournier
"Persona" (1966) Ingmar Bergman
"Pink Flamingos" (1972) John Waters
* "Psycho" (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
* "Pulp Fiction" (1994) Quentin Tarantino
"Rashomon" (1950) Akira Kurosawa
"Rear Window" (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
"Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) Nicholas Ray
"Red River" (1948) Howard Hawks
"Repulsion" (1965) Roman Polanski
"Rules of the Game" (1939) Jean Renoir
"Scarface" (1932) Howard Hawks
"The Scarlet Empress" (1934) Josef von Sternberg
* "Schindler's List" (1993) Steven Spielberg
* "The Searchers" (1956) John Ford
"The Seven Samurai" (1954) Akira Kurosawa
"Singin' in the Rain" (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
* "Some Like It Hot" (1959) Billy Wilder
"A Star Is Born" (1954) George Cukor
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) Elia Kazan
"Sunset Boulevard" (1950) Billy Wilder
* "Taxi Driver" (1976) Martin Scorsese
* "The Third Man" (1949) Carol Reed
"Tokyo Story" (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
* "Touch of Evil" (1958) Orson Welles
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) John Huston
"Trouble in Paradise" (1932) Ernst Lubitsch
* "Vertigo" (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
"West Side Story" (1961) Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise
"The Wild Bunch" (1969) Sam Peckinpah
"The Wizard of Oz" (1939) Victor Fleming

Sadly I've only seen 48 of them, and curiously I once talked about Howard Hawkes in a lecture on auteur theory, without having seen any of his movies. How did you do?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

On Night in Paris.

So, I don't wanna jinx anything, but Arsenal look pretty good to go through to their first ever Champions League final. Now the question is; should I blow all my money on going to Paris to see it? Feel free to give any donations you can spare....

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I'm so Excited...

Can you feel the tension building? Actually I haven't quite gotten into hyper-excitement mode about tonight's game. Maybe it's just because I'm tired, maybe it's because I really care much more about the league, or maybe it's because I know in my heart of hearts that it should be impossible to beat a team called El Subarino Amarillo.

Anyhoo, there's not a lot more going on these days; I try to read some for my thesis, and watch as much stand up as I can. The Dennis Miller Live dvd is pretty funny, but I was a bit dissapointed be Lewis Black's Black on Broadway.

Oh, and if you ever get a chance, you should spend a night at Anderz and Stine's place: They cook a mean brunch!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Smile like you mean it!

25.000 hits on the old blog has finally been achieved.
- So far, worldwide superstardom does not seem any closer...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Hooray for Arsenal. I only saw highlights, but 3 of the goals were absolutely brilliant. Adebayor looks on top form, and could be a good bet to put the final nails in Juventus' coffin. (Update: That is obviously bollocks since he is cup-tied in the Champions League. But Persie also looked very good, so just change Adebayors name for Van Persies, and continue reading...)

Hooray for Roethlisburgers. 250 grams of meat could put the final nails in my coffin though.

And hooray for danish 1. division football next season, which will hopefully feature AGF, Brabrand and Aarhus Fremad, which means derby games every other week in Aarhus. AGF got another nail for a very tightly shut coffin today. More on that later.

And just an all-round hooray for coffins.

That's it, I'm going to bed.

PS: Plastic shotgun sold seperatly...

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