Thursday, July 13, 2006

Favourite Movie Titles (Mark)

I have a few. Can't remember them all now but here are two that come to mind. Sleepless in Seattle, not seen the movie but the title appealed to me. Throw Mama from the Train is the other. I think I saw that. Here are another two. The Cook, the Thief, the Wife and the Lover. Saw that one. Looking for Ali Brandi is a good Aussie one. Do you have a favourite? You don't have to like the movie, just the title appeals to you.


  1. 'Stargate' I loved the movie in spite of it's gungho army types but never miss the TV series, much better.

  2. "You don't have to like the movie, just the title appeals to you."

    This one - neither the film nor the title appealed to me. "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." Wankerish (Evidence of that below from the author himself) on both counts. So there.

    According to Kundera, "being" is full of "unbearable lightness" because each of us has only one life to live: "Einmal ist Keinmal" ("once is never", i.e., "what happened once might as well have never happened at all"). Therefore, each life is ultimately insignificant; every decision ultimately does not matter. Since decisions do not matter, they are "light": they do not tie us down. But at the same time, the insignificance of our decisions - our lives, or being - is unbearable. Hence, "the unbearable lightness of being."

    Like I said WTF! Then again I still blubber every time I see Alan Ladd riding of into the sunset with Brandon de Wilde chasing after him in the final scene of "Shane".

    Then again again I cacked myself silly all through the baked bean farting scene in "Blazing Saddles" so wouldn't take my opinions for gospel (even though I'm a God in my own lunchtime ... or intermission.)

  3. I too liked Unbearable. Another that comes to mind is Women on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

    I think the late Ivan Hutchinson's fave movie was Shane. I haven't seen it. It is on my list.

    Blazing Saddles, gross!

  4. How about a 'best ending of a film' which has to be Casablanca.

    Or like the GG, 'best blubbing moment' which goes to the last five minutes of 'Random Harvest'. Greer Garson and Ronald Colman, I'm tearing up now.