Friday, February 05, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

I had this post archived because I planned to do it a while back, but now I can't remember what spurred the list, so since I'm behind a few days, I thought I'd post it now.

It's my Top Ten Favorite Movies list. I suppose this list can and will change in the future, but most of these are the ones that first come to mind:

1. Dirty Dancing
I grew up in the very area this movie took place and it’s almost like living my teen years all over again. I think it’s probably my all time favorite movie. I’m going to list within this entry, “A Walk On The Moon” – same setting in the Catskills and I love Viggo Mortensen and Diane Lane in it.

2. Dangerous Liasons
The diaologue is just spectacular.

3. Stealing Heaven

The story of Abelard and Heloise. Can’t have a stronger bond of love than they did...which was evidenced by what they did to be together.

4. The Piano

5. Life As A House

6. Primal Fear
I loved Ed Norton in this.

7. The Shawshank Redemption

8. The Notebook

I am a total sap and I LOVED this movie. It has such meaning to me.

9. The Holiday

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz switch homes and find love. Not only would I be SO up for something like this, the casting in my opinion, was so great. Everything about this movie just makes me smile.

10. Amelie
Absolutely charming.

And since I really can't settle on just ten, I want to add a few honorable mentions: If Lucy Fell, Le Violon Rouge, Malena, Shall We Dance? (The original Japanese version), Sing, Spitfire Grill, Alfie, Billy Elliot, Shine, Babycakes (TV movie with Ricki Lake – in it, the fat chick gets the hot guy) and from way back in the day, a mini-series (which is really just a movie split up over weeks and weeks, isn't it?) that I just loved, North and South (with Patrick Swayze and Lesley-Anne Down).

Oh, what fun that was! And just so you see how different our tastes are, I asked Eddie what his top ten were and this is his list:

1. The Big Lebowski (God help me. I can't even comment. Worse? It's really his ACTUAL number one, not just the first one he thought of.)
2. Cool Hand Luke
3. Titanic
4. Aliens
5. Blazing Saddles
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
7. Taxi Driver
8. Full Metal Jacket
9. The Neverending Story
10. The Shawshank Redemption

And, after a little discussion (and maybe a few threats), he also admitted that he might even add The Notebook to his list.

So there you have it. Hooray for Hollywood!

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