Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guest Post from Dad

Please enjoy a list of my dad's picks for favorite movies:

My Top 10 Movies
The Young Lions (Edward Dmytryk, 1958)
Battle Cry (Raoul Walsh, 1955)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961)
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)
Godfather I and Godfather II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 and 1974 ...though I'd substitute Goodfellas for Godfather III)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)

Special Mention
Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
The African Queen (John Huston, 1951)
Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall, 2002)

The Most Overrated, Boring Pieces of Crap I've Ever Spent Money to See
Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)
King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)
Battlefield Earth (Roger Christian, 2000)

So what do we learn from my dad's list?  Firstly, we learn that he has cooler taste in movies than I do.  Secondly, that he spent money to see Battlefield Earth, which is hilarious.


Bryan said...

That whas to be the first time in history anyone has referred to Battlefield Earth as 'overrated.' Where is your father finding his reviews?

Kat said...

Hahaha I know. My dad's a funny guy.