Sunday, August 29, 2010

Movies that made me the way I am - part 3

And here we go again with some movies that marked my life.

31. Cast Away (2000) - It takes an outstanding performance for an actor to keep on his shoulders more than half of a movie. Tom Hanks makes you feel small. And unprepared if you were to land on an island, where you are totally alone.

32. 12 Monkeys (1995) - Nobody can depict madness better than Terry Gilliam. How can one be impressed anymore by movies like Avatar or Inception after you see such a jewel? Fragile to the point of crashing inside itself, this masterpiece also gives you the best 15-20 minutes of Brad Pitt's career. Unforgettable.

33. Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf (1966) - First time when I experienced emotional draining. It sucked me out, until I remained numb. One can write tomes about it. Beautiful and shaking whatever certitudes you might have regarding the relationship between a man and a woman.

34. Death in Venice (1971) - I didn't like the book, but I loved the movie. Haunting images in a cinematic roll that will leave you breathless. Add Mahler music and you will understand the painful sadness of one of its famous lines: "In all the world, there is no impurity so impure as old age."

35. Tootsie (1982) - Definitely the most awesome transvestite in the history of cinema. Every time I watch it, I laugh in tears. Every time. Dustin Hoffman is hysterically good. :)

36. Queen Margot (1994) - The movie that manages to actually push the mind accepting the incest as a reality. Incredibly intense, compelling, it slaughters all your senses.

37. Training Day (2001) - Denzel my man, you are one heck of a God in this one. Slap, punch, slap, punch... until you fall on the floor. Now stand up bitch and take it one more time. That's the feeling.

38. The Godfather (1972) - There are no words for this one. No other Mafia guy was so much loved and respected. Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone is a part of our heritage. It's in our blood. For good. Live with it.

39. Die Hard series - Heh... I mean really...how can you not adore Bruce Willis when hearing him say "C'mon baby, come ta' papa, I'll kiss ya' fuckin' dalmatian." or "Who's driving this car, Stevie Wonder?" Muahahahaha... I can watch him anytime saving whatever he saves. :D

40. Sense and Sensibility (1995) - I have a soft spot for this movie. Serene, delicate, funny and perfect played. Like a Monet painting that comes to life. I guess I need to see it again. :)

To be continued...

14 comments:

Punkster said...

These SHALL be downloaded!

Same pinch for Die hard series.. =D

Oh and..you're awesome! =)

Thais said...

Thank you Punkie. You are awesome, too. :)

lost_scotoma said...

Lovely list, again. Haven't watched "Queen Margot", Tootsie and WAOFWW.

The thing you wrote about Brad Pitt is a FACT.

Thais said...

I have a question for you @Shakti. Considering your age, when the hell did you have time to breath? Damn...you almost saw everything. :P Thank you for stepping by whenever I feed the list. :)

lost_scotoma said...

There is hardly any genre i haven't seen i guess... BTW Between us, i must be the biggest movies-downloading kingpin in whole of India. :P .... cinema is indispensable.

I hardly comment on blogs but your listing is something I've been thinking of doing on my blog for looooooong but procrastination/laziness has its way with me! :P

Thais said...

@Shakti Ha,ha,ha...Well you can use my lists on your blog,too and just add your personal opinion. :P
As for the days when my name was 1 Terabyte per month, I can completely understand you. We share the same passions. :P

lost_scotoma said...

hahaha... even my friends call me hard-disk coz i carry it everywhere for transfer of movies among cinephile (read: cine-piles) frens! :P

Thais said...

Kudoz my friend... I am happy am not alone in this universe. :P

selenia said...

Girl, I could have write that list too... We have xactly the same taste...These movies made me what I am today...Looking forward to see your no 1... Kiss :)

Thais said...

@selenia LOL There is no number 1 in the classical order. But in the previous posts you will find the first movie listed as The Dictator. :) Kiss back. :)

Yiota143 said...

As for dear Shakti, I think he is as much a movie addict as we are...Can you imagine as three going to the movies??? Awesome...Love you both, guys...kisses... :)xxx

Yiota143 said...

I saw your number one, girl...Agree, the dictator is unique...Mine number one would be The City Lights... kiss :) Or Calablanca of the Maltese Falcon...or....or....or....Somebody stop me!!!!!!! lol :) xxx

Thais said...

@yiota As I told Shakti if I am to win the lottery I will buy a cinema and play movies just for friends. Free of charge with cookies and beer included. :P

lost_scotoma said...

Awesome idea Yiota, let's pray that Moni wins the "destined" lottery and we'll have all our fave movies on the big screen gratis.. :P .. :)