It's that time of week again, cinephiles - the third week of the
A film that makes you happy
Singin' In The Rain ( 1952 )
Yep, every time. Just a joyous movie, every frame filled with colour, movement and sheer exuberance. The ultimate Hollywood musical.
A film that is personal to you
Not quite sure what this means but I'm going with
Star Wars ( 1977 )
When this movie was released in the UK I had just turned 11-years old, the perfect age for Lucas' space epic. Like most kids of my generation I was completely knocked out by it - I hadn't known it but this was the film I'd been waiting for...
Favourite film sequel
The Godfather Part II ( 1974 )
Most sequels are a case of diminishing returns but Coppola's second installment of his Corleone family saga is a masterpiece. So much so that, like the first two Superman movies, it's difficult to separate them. The cinematography, the score, the dialogue, the performances - all unbeatable.
Thank God Coppola didn't make an inferior third movie long after the fact.
( What do you mean he did??? )
A film that stars your favourite actor / actress
It's very hard for me to pick a favourite actor ( even if it was "pick a fave actor from a particular decade" it would be difficult unless it was the 1910s ) so I'm going with
The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )
Here are three of my faves in one movie ( and one promotional photo ) - Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart:
A film made by your favourite director
Another nigh-on impossible choice so I'll cheat and go with one classic / one modern
The Lady Vanishes ( dir. Alfred Hitchcock 1938 )
Baby Driver ( dir. Edgar Wright 2017 )
A film that changed your life
Believe it or not it's the lame Bruce Willis / Kim Basinger comedy Blind Date ( 1987 )
There was a girl at work I liked and I knew she liked me. I asked her to see this film with me ( I knew she was a fan of Willis in Moonlighting ) ...and we're still together 33 years later.
A film that you dozed off in
Avengers: Age Of Ultron ( 2015 )
My family can attest to the fact that I can fall asleep anywhere any time but this particular superhero slugfest seemed to go on for sooooooooooo long that the old eyelids began to droop somewhere during the climactic battle...
Sorry Ultron, I know you tried your best.
Okay, just one more week to go and, as the number of categories goes up to 30 ( it's a month! ), this final post will probably be on 18/08 if I can get my act together. That's a big "if"...
As ever, if anyone would care to join in with this challenge then please leave a comment, it would be very welcome. Cheers!