Thursday, July 27, 2006

And You Know How I'm Loathe To Meme


Is "meme" even useable as a verb?

Per Fight Guy: The UK's Sunday Mail has posted 50 Movies To See Before You Die.

Bold up the ones you've seen. Then decide if you give a shit what a British news rag thinks.

1 Apocalypse Now
2 The Apartment
3 City of God
4 Chinatown
5 Sexy Beast
6 2001: A Space Odyssey
7 North by Northwest
8 A Bout de Souffle
9 Donnie Darko
10 Manhattan
11 Alien
12 Lost in Translation
13 The Shawshank Redemption
14 Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
15 Pulp Fiction
16 Touch of Evil
17 Walkabout
18 Black Narcissus
19 Boyz 'n the Hood
20 The Player
21 Come and See
22 Heavenly Creatures
23 A Night at the Opera
24 Erin Brockovich
25 Trainspotting
26 The Breakfast Club
27 Hero
28 Fanny and Alexander
29 Pink Flamingos
30 All About Eve
31 Scarface
32 Terminator 2
33 Three Colours: Blue
34 The Royal Tenenbaums
35 The Ladykillers
36 Fight Club
37 The Searchers
38 Mulholland Drive
39 The Ipcress File
40 The King of Comedy
41 Manhunter
42 Dawn of the Dead
43 Princess Mononoke
44 Raising Arizona
45 Cabaret
46 This Sporting Life
47 Brazil
48 Aguirre: The Wrath of God
49 Secrets and Lies
50 Badlands

I was actually surprised at the number I ended up having actually seen. I do keep meaning to actually see "Chinatown" and "Apocalypse Now"...and does it count if we sang songs from "Cabaret" in high school "show chorus"?

I didn't think so.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have seen:

6 2001: A Space Odyssey
12 Lost in Translation
13 The Shawshank Redemption
15 Pulp Fiction
16 Touch of Evil
19 Boyz 'n the Hood
20 The Player
25 Trainspotting
26 The Breakfast Club
32 Terminator 2
34 The Royal Tenenbaums
36 Fight Club

I'm evidently way behind. A couple of those I started and bailed out on, like Mulholland Drive, or have seen snippets of, like Donnie Darko, so I didn't count them.

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah, Apocalypse Now. Best Viet Nam movie ever.

Anonymous said...

F those limeys. I've seen most. It didn't make me a better person, like things you're supposed to do before you die should.
(And Blue was the worst of the three. Red and White were actually quite good.)