Sunday 7 June 2009

For The Record..

Moving on from my non film related and overly wordy entry yesterday - I thought I'd get back on topic and state a few things, just for the record.

My all time top five films are:

1. Cinema Paradiso
2. The Apartment
3. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
4. Jaws
5. Beautiful Girls

My most watched films of all time are:

1. You've Got Mail
2. Seven
3. Jaws
4. Shawshank Redemption (which is, I think, the greatest film of all time. So why is it not in my top 5?)
5. Manhattan Murder Mystery

For me, the greatest Writer/Director's are:

1. Billy Wilder
2. Charlie Chaplin
3. Woody Allen
4. Cameron Crowe
5. Guiseppe Tornatore

My Top 5 actors are:

1. Tom Hanks
2. Jack Lemmon
3. Jimmy Stewart
4. Robert Downey Jr
5. Jack Nicholson

My top five places to set a movie are:

1-5: New York

I'd love you to answer these too on your blogs and post them back to me :)

Care to share?


  1. Great answers, I like nearly all of those

    I'm going to have a think about mine, I always struggle narrowing down my favourites to just five or so, but if I can do it without driving myself insane I'll post them

  2. Of course! cinema paradiso. I did a partial reply on my blog cos I know nothing much about films! I cant wait to get out of Sheffield. It's absolutely boring..

  3. Wow, it would be difficult for me to decide on five movies... sense I don't really watch movies that often. I tend to watch romantic movies, or movies that are so stupid they're funny more than anything. Scary movies usually just make me laugh. :)

  4. Very nice. I've accepted your challenge! And not that I'm one to complain...but no top five actresses?

  5. Yes, where are the actresses.

  6. Re: The actresses; see my next blog entry where I attempt to address this.

  7. My top films:
    1. Y Tu Mama Tambien
    2. Running Man
    3. Heavenly Creatures
    4. The Green Mile
    5. Shawshank Redemption
    6. The Life of David Gale.

    Most watched films:
    1. My Life Without Me
    2. Van Wilder
    3. 28 Days Later/ 28 Weeks Later
    4. Blades of Glory
    5. Metropolis

    Director's/Writers so far...
    1. Alfonso Cuaron
    2. Buster Keaton
    3. Philip K. Dick (ok not strictly a screenwriter but I like the adaptations)
    4. Fernando Meirelles
    5. Pedro Almodovar

    Top 5 actors are:
    1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    2. Ian McKellen
    3. Angelina Jolie (for the early days)
    4. Gael Garcia Bernal
    5. Tom Hanks
    6. Alan Rickman
    7. Maggie Smith

    Top 5 places to set a movie:
    1. London
    2. New York
    3. Badlands/Black Hills (known for westerns/North by Northwest & Dances With Wolves - I'm not mentioning the Nicholas Cage shite)
    4. Anywhere where the landscape does the work without overuse of mise-en-scene. Nature does wonderous things
    5. Somewhere out of reach in my own realm e.g. space or miles under the sea.