for paripating in the movie listing thing
....been very sick for a few days. Just in case anyone checks back here are my 12 - in no particular order :)
Grave of Fireflies - I have seen this movie at least a dozen times. To this day this is the only movie that makes me cry like a baby. I read a review once that said "if this movie does not make you cry, you are not human." If you have not seen this movie, do yourself a favor, stop reading right now and find yourself a copy, really, I'll wait.
Frankenstein - Everyone loves Bride better, and I can see why....but this is my favorite. Biggest impact on me as a haunter and my love of Halloween. The lighting in this movie is astounding - James Whale was a visionary director. I could watch this movie every day. If you have seen my display, you know that the Universal Monster movies are a immense influence.
Lagaan (Once Upon a Time in India) - Yes, it is 4 hours long, and yes, it is an Indian musical, and yes it is in Hindi. But it is magic. I could go on and on about this one, it is a story about the English occupation of India, it is a story about cricket, it is a story about standing up for what you believe in, it is a love story....it is wonderful. And I am not just saying this because I am vegetarian :) (So the frog queen is vegetarian....what does that have to do with anything? Watch the movie, you'll get it.)
The Princess Bride - Who does not love this movie? Seriously? Talk about a movie that stands the test of time.
Princess Mononoke - HUGE fan of Hayao Miyazaki, I love all his work. But this is my favorite of his movies. And like I said on my blog earlier....if one more person tells me how "eye opening" or how "environmentally ground breaking" Avatar is....I am not kidding....I am going to beat them with my copy of this movie. Really, I mean it :D Don't tempt me...the case is plastic...it will be easy to clean off the blood :D
Star Wars - The original - it is a classic.
Chocolat - Amazing cast - just delightful to watch. Yeah, I am usually not one to agree with the crowd...but I do have to agree that Mr. Depp is just absolutely gorgeous. Besides that I love Juliette Binoche - one of my favorite actresses. First saw her in the Red, White and Blue series - great movies also - Blue being my favorite.
Reservoir Dogs - Love Tarantino films, kinda hard to choose......but this one is just brutal - gawd I love it! :)
The Haunting (1963) - Beautiful and scary....still amazing to watch.
Calendar Girls - I love brit movies and this one, based on a true story; well told, well acted....everything a movie should be.
Powder - I like Jeff Goldblum, yes he may be the same character every movie...doesn't matter (except for Independence Day....there was no saving that movie for me....hated it.) This is the only movie that I have ever seen twice in the theater.....in the same day. I liked it that much.
Serenity - Never saw Buffy or Angel and apparently I was the only person on the planet who had no idea who this "Joss Whedon" fellow was. Then a friend recommended Firefly - OMG, is that not the best TV show ever? Actually, that was not a question, I was stating a fact :D How many shows get canceled and then get a movie....only Joss fans can do that, this I have learned. Watch it for the two fight scenes with River - shinny!
Okay, back to prop building!!!