Friday, April 15, 2011

100 Reasons Why We Love the Movies

Apparently, there's a trend going on in the movie blogosphere where some film buffs are creating lists of reasons why they love movies. Some are even going all out and listing why they love horror, or comedy, or foreign films! We're not that motivated. But we want to play, too!

So below, you will see a list compiled by Pete and myself. No further explanation necessary.

And ... you're welcome.


1. "Roads? Where we are going, we don't need roads."

2. Aaron Sorkin

3. A.B.C. Always Be Closing

4. "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

5. double features on a rainy day

6. the frogs in Magnolia

7. Clooney and Lopez burn celluloid for Soderbergh

8. Pixar

9. "It tied the room together, man."

10. Quentin Tarantino

11. coming attractions

12. "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"

13. every frame lensed by Robert Richardson

14. good old fashioned matte paintings, miniatures and latex

15. John Williams's score

16. the 20th Century Fox intro

17. Wahlberg's prosthetic penis

18. tracking shots

19. This man:

20. Lemmon and Matthau

21. "I loved you in Wall Street!"

22. "Get away from her, you bitch!"

23. Best Editing Ever: JFK

24. "Flames, flames, on the side of my face..."

25. Oliver Stone's output '86-'96

26. Jake LaMotta "dancing" to the Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

27. Daniel Day-Lewis tapping a blade against his glass eye: GONY

28. "crazy" Carrie White goes to prom

29. A man, a boat, a mountain - Fitzcarraldo

30. the first ten minutes - Once Upon a Time In the West

31. You want to get Capone? Here's how you get him. He pulls a knife; you pull a gun. He sends one of your to the hospital; you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way. That's how you get Capone."

32. chasing Magua up the mountainside

33. coming of age alongside a group of Almost Famous rockers

34. swish pan to a jazz trio's shadow in The Set-Up

35. the use of available light in The Shining

36. the harmonica montage in One False Move

37. great support: Macy in Fargo and Forester in Jackie Brown

38. Giamatti & Madsen rappin' on wine

39. a handmade chess piece tearing through Raquel Welch

40. "But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it."

41. showdown at the Victory Motel: off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush

42. Prof. Grady Tripp in his pink writing robe

43. hanging out "Under The Sea" with Ariel

44. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in Watchmen

45. "If you build it, he will come."

46. Holden face down in the pool

47. Chapter 5: The House Of Blue Leaves

48. the basement experiments of Herbert West

49. The Living Dead... from Night of to Zombieland and beyond

50. WWII via Spielberg and Kaminski

51. duets: the rhythms of Scorsese/Schoonmaker, Tarantino/Menke, and P.T.A./Tichenor

52. Sean Astin proclaiming "our time" at the bottom of a wishing well

53. "We'll get 'em liquored up and take 'em to the peach tree dance!"

54. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

55. the films of Patrice Leconte

56. Film Noir

57. 70mm

58. "After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor."

59. Jake Sully becoming Toruk Makto

60. "To the North - where we do what we bloody want!"

61. "I love the smell of nepalm in the morning!"

62. part I and part II; not so much part III

63. Arnold, back for Judgment Day

64. "O Captain, my Captain."

65. the last 1/2 hour of The Road Warrior

66. Jack Rabbit Slims & Big Kahuna Burger

67. Chris McCandless' journey / Ed Vedder's soundtrack

68. Classics: Rosebud, The Yellow Brick Road, The Burning of Atlanta and Kong atop the Empire State Bldg.

69. Wes Anderson + anamorphic lenses

70. the Millenium Falcon

71. the late, great John Candy

72. bullet holes the size of matzo balls

73. "Major Asshole reporting for duty, sir!"

74. visiting the Past Lives Pavillion

75. Steve Martin gives his daughter away

76. Jennifer Tilly + Gina Gershon = lesbians and straight men rejoice

77. "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was proving the world he didn't exist."

78. Oompa Loompas

79. "Fuck you, fuckball"

80. Camp Tomakwa!

81. Kathy Ireland plays football

82. Douglas + Turner + DeVito x 3

83. "Never let go, Jack!"

84. Heath and Jake make love in a tent

85. This man:

86. Dennis Hopper loses his head

87. "Red light! Green light!"

88. Mary Steenburgen gives Steve Martin a blow job

89. the late, great JT Walsh

90. Frank Darabont adapts Stephen King

91. "You'll shoot your eye out!"

92. Best. Presidents. Ever.

93. Tobey Maguire and Joan Allen go from black and white to color

94. Tobey Maguire and Joan Allen come of age in 70s suburbia

95. "There's no crying in baseball!"

96. Quint, Brody, and Hooper - gone fishin'

97. Rodents of Unusual Size

98. Jack Black as Dewey Finn

99. Martin Sheen gets thrown off a building

100. "Good morning! And if I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night!"

2 comments:

Andrew Green said...

Awesome!
And I love that Truman Show quote.

Dave said...

Thanks Andrew... Free Truman!

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