Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Video Baton from Sassy Lawyer

Does the film one collects give an insight on who you are? Can one be defined by the movie one watches? What is a meme ? Well to know check this link to Wikipedia or you can be satisified with this definition - a meme is a piece information passed from mind to mind or a unit of cultural transmission or a unit of imitation. This meme came from Sassy Lawyer who in turn got it from Yuga. This particular meme requires me to tag four others, so I pass it on to: Allan, Ben, Mona, and Zarah. Total Number of Films I own on DVD, VCD, LD and VHS : I gave up on VHS a long time ago; Laser disc I have around 3 or four; VCD movies around 60; and 33 original DVDs. The Last Films I Bought : Goodfellas, Unforgiven and THX Five (5) Films Which I Watch A Lot Life of Brian: The Monty Python gang's take on the life of Brian, his mother told him he was the Messiah, during the time of Jesus Christ. I often replay the crucifixion scene where the whole cast is crucified and they begin to sing "Always Look at the Bright Side of Life". Goldfinger: Bond...James Bond. Sean Connery playing Bond versus Goldfinger, Oddjob and Pussy Galore. The Princess Bride:The tale of Buttercup and Wesley complicated by the strategems of Prince Humperdink, the cunning of Vizzini, the strength and good-heartedness of Fezzik the Giant, the revenge of Inigo Montoya and the wise cracks of Miracle Max. The Lion in Winter:Plots and counter-plots in the court of King Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Acquitaine. Its a Plantagenet's christmas, celebrate the nativity with politics and intrigue. I prefer the 1968 version where the roles were played by Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn. Love Actually: Comedic ensemble performance depicting love and comedy in the UK during the Christmas season. Five Films That mean A Lot To Me: La Grand Illusion: A pre WWII French film that the Nazis tried to eradicate from the face of the Earth or at least keep away from the public. I first saw this film during those screenings sponsored by the embassy at the old Shangrila cinemas. Secondhand Lions: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment. Story of a boy sent to live with his eccentric but suspicuously wealthy uncles in Texas. Kind Hearts & Coronets: Sir Alec Guiness essaying eight roles. A black comedy depicting the gentle art of killing one's blood. Set in Edwardian England. Stalag 17: Comedy, intrigue, escape and cynics. A prisoner of war camp for non commissioned officers during World War II. Imelda : The documentary about Imelda by Imelda talking about Imelda. Plus the usual gang of friends, sychophants and enemies.


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