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Lidocafe's Movie Meme

A whole lot of "fives"

1. Five genres of film you usually enjoy, and five films of each genre you'd recommend.


The Sound of Music

Audrey Hepburn Movies

Roman Holiday
Robin and Marian
How To Steal a Million
My Fair Lady

Romantic Comedies

Bull Durham
Say Anything
The Sure Thing
Shooting Fish
Working Girl

Literary Adaptations

A Room With a View
Sense and Sensibility
The English Patient
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
A Passage to India

Postmodern metafictional movies

The Usual Suspects
Moulin Rouge
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Pulp Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction

2. Five contemporary directors whose names alone will recommend a film to you.

Mike Leigh
The Coen Brothers
Stephen Spielberg
Ang Lee
Martin Scorsese

3. Five directors from the past whose names alone will recommend a film to you.

John Ford
Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
William Wyler
John Huston

4. Five great contemporary actresses.

Kate Winslet
Meryl Streep
Emma Thompson
Judi Dench
Jody Foster

5. Five great contemporary actors.

Daniel Day Lewis
Ralph Fiennes
Leonardo Di Caprio
Russell Crowe
Kevin Spacey

6. Five great actresses from the past.

Ingrid Bergman
Katherine Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Olivia De Haviland
Dame Edith Evans

7. Five great actors from the past.

Paul Newman
Gregory Peck
Jimmy Stewart
Humphrey Bogart
Gary Cooper

8.Five great film adaptations.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Go-Between
2001 A Space Odyssey
Sense and Sensibility
The Lord of the Rings

10. Five great foreign language films.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pan's Labyrinth
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Fanny and Alexander
Babette's Feast

13. Five films you have watched / will watch again and again.

The Great Escape
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Star Wars (the first one)

Now it's your turn...



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 28th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I love the category "Postmodern metafictional movies." Good one. And I was shocked anew to think of Paul Newman as being "an actor from the past," but you're right, he's awesome (was awesome, sniff). I also considered Jimmy Stewart because he's an actor whose presence will always make me watch a movie, however brief a time he's in it. His drunk scene in The Philadelphia Story is one of my favorites. Also couldn't agree more about Mike Leigh and Ang Lee. Ah, movies, I could go on and on about you.
Mar. 28th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and isn't it fun that there IS a category "Postmodern metafictional movies" and that they are nearly all pretty good? Because you could add "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation" and omigod I forgot "Memento"!! (brilliant movie)

I could go on and on about movies, too. But you know that :)

PS: I thought about a "John Cusack movies" category, because I like him a lot and will see almost anything he's in, at least in his earlier movies.

Edited at 2009-03-28 08:28 pm (UTC)
Mar. 28th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like him too. Have you seen War Inc.? What a strange film. I really like Grosse Point Blank and High Fidelity as well.

One thing I like about Yo Video is that they have a section organized by actor and another by director. They also have a "literary" category.
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