The Hollywood post

Kerry McCarthy has tagged me about this list of DVDs which Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown.

The films are:

Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, City Lights, The Searchers, Star Wars: Episode IV, Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunset Boulevard, The Graduate,The General, On the Waterfront, It’s a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot, The Grapes of Wrath, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial and To Kill a Mockingbird.

You get two points for owning them, one point if you’ve seen them and no points if you’ve done neither.

I own none of them although I used to have The Searchers on video many years ago. (Bonus point?)

I’ve seen: Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, City Lights, The Searchers, Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunset Boulevard, The Graduate, On the Waterfront, It’s a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot and To Kill a Mockingbird.

I’ve never heard of The General(!).

That’s 21 points (22 with my bonus).

Personally I’d switch Raging Bull for Goodfellas and would have found room for Bonny and Clyde and Woody Allen. Then there’s Network (can’t have too much Faye Dunaway) and Lynch to think about.

By way of anecdote, I remember years ago taking Ms Blogger to see It’s a Wonderful Life on a Sunday afternoon just before Christmas at the Watershed . She moaned all the way there about boring old black and white films and then cried all the way through it.

I’ll tag Bristle KRS; Bristol Dave; Paul at the catchily titled Furniture Reuse Network’s Blog – which I keep meaning to add to the blogroll and Charlie – how Hollywood are Bristol’s Greens?

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18 Responses to The Hollywood post

  1. chris hutt says:

    Isn’t “the general” from the silent era – Buster Keaton perhaps? You probably seen excerts from it.

  2. The Jolly Blogger says:

    Spot on Chris! It was about a railway chase that occured during the US civil war. The stem locomotive Buster’s character drives is called “The General”.

  3. Forest Pines says:

    I’d heard of The General, but I’ve never heard of The Searchers.

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  5. Charlie Bolton says:

    I used to like watching films spoken in a foreign language which had unhappy endings.

    Now I go to meetings which achieve the same.

  6. BristleKRS says:

    Are you planning on working the summer resports in the Catskills, Charlie? 😀

  7. TBB says:

    The Searchers is one of the best westerns ever made.

    John Wayne’s the long lost uncle with “a past” who spends five years, along with his young nephew, searching for his niece who’s been abducted by the Comanche who have murdered the rest of Wayne’s family.

    What’s interesting is that Wayne’s “hero” is basically a homicidal racist. The scenery’s pretty too.

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  9. Felix Farley says:

    Can I be the first to say I’ve seen them all, and own about half on DVD.
    Now another local movie thread:
    http://www.ttyc.co.uk/index.php/topic,35438.0.html

  10. Paul Smith says:

    “I’ll tag Bristle KRS; Bristol Dave; Paul at the catchily titled Furniture Reuse Network’s Blog – ”

    its the way I tell them

    by the way I scored 21

  11. Ella says:

    That woman makes me want to throw up in my own shoes and then throw them at her.

  12. bookman says:

    How many points do get for just reading the books?

  13. chris hutt says:

    In a Green world points would be deducted for “owning” things.

  14. Ella says:

    Thank God we live in the real world then!

  15. “In a Green world points would be deducted for “owning” things.”

    What like Proudhon’s “property is theft” bollocks?

    Surely whether points should be deducted for ownership would depend on what was owned, and, on what the environmental impact of those possessions was… assuming you are talking about a green, rather than a watermelon world that is.

  16. Ella says:

    That komodo owns that pig, for sure.

  17. BristleKRS says:

    That’s No Way To Speak About Your MP, Young Lady 😐

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