Saturday, 10 December 2011
I LOVE MOVIES
What am I doing when I’m bored, don’t feel like going out cause this time of the year kills me and instead of hanging out at cocktail party’s and openings? I watch movies.
I’ve already seen almost all of them once or even twice, rediscovering others and the rest I wanted to see a long time. A list of the last few weeks conquered ones:
DOWN BY LAW (1986)
Jim Jarmusch black and white movie about three different men in a Louisiana prison. Very funny Italian actor Roberto Benigni in one of the roles is starting the ice cream riot; ”I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”
NIGHT ON EARTH (1991)
One of Jarmusch best ones and a personal favorite. About taxi rides in the middle of the night in 5 different cities in the world… This movie is awesome, see it.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961)
Audrey Hepburn at her best. Based on a Truman Capote novella, this movie is a classic everyone just have to see, if only for the chic clothes.
REAR WINDOW (1954)
I just say one thing, Grace Kelly, she is an icon.
THE GREAT GATSBY (1974)
This movie makes me wanna go back to that time and era, where everyone were well dressed, polite, well mannered and you went to each other places to have afternoon tea, love this golden period in American history.
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008)
Middle class Charles Ryder is studying history at the University of Oxford ,where he befriends wealthy Lord Sebstian Flyte, a flamboyant homosexual with a teddybear and a drinking problem.
THE TALANTED MR RIPLEY (1999)
An orgie in well dressed men and woman. Can’t decide who is the most sexy in this movie, Jude Law as the spoiled playboy Dickie Greenleaf, or Jack Davenport with his charming upperclass brittish accent as Peter Smith Kingsley. (Matt Damon is out of the question here since he looks like a nerd.)
AMERICAN GIGOLO (1980)
Richard Gere, the hotboy of the 80’s is playing a handsome male prostitute and is doing a lot of shirtless walking around in this movie. Besides from french and english, Gere is also trying to learn Swedish in this movie, very funny.
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
Bored aristocrats in eighteenth century France looking to take advantage of this or that young lady, takes place in a golden age of french couture. John Malkovich is playing Vicompte de Valmont, a cynical, convincing manipulative womanizer, Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil and Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves in their earliest roles.
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968)
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
LOVE STORY (1970)
Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neil) and music student Jennifer Cavilleri fall in love and things become complicated since they come from such different backgrounds.
Other movies I really like, but didn’t put on the list cause I’ve seen them too many times already;
Belle de Jour, The Godfather, Scarface, Mystery Train, Cinema Paradiso, Lost Highway, Mullholland Drive, the Dreamers.