Desert Island Movies

Voice Card  -  Volume 28  -  Paul Card Number 6  -  Sat, May 22, 1993 6:04 PM

I've been a movie fan for years. When I first moved to Salt Lake, I would go to the movies a couple of times a week. Recently I was reminded of the time John and I decided to see as many movies as possible over a short weekend - Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. I think we saw thirteen movies in that time, spending just over $30 on tickets (can you confirm this, John?).

[Editor's note: Sounds about right. It was at least ten movies. ]

Nowadays, I manage to get to the movie theater a few times a year, but I bring home lots of movies from the video store. The vast majority of these are throwaways, shows a non-discriminating viewer like myself might enjoy once; the sort of thing a discriminating person would turn up their nose at. However, once in a while I come across a gem - the sort of movie I would stock in my home library, if I collected that sort of thing.

I won't try to define "gem", except to say that my favorites are almost all off-beat, and they have to be so good that I want to call up a friend and recommend an immediate trip to the video store to find them.

Without further build-up, here are a few of my video-library choices:

  • Montenegro
  • Bagdad Cafe
  • Alien From Another Planet
  • Repo Man
  • Eating Raoul
  • The Linguini Incident
  • The Delicatessan
  • Until The End of The World
How many of these made it onto my Desert Island Quiz years back? I have no idea.

Editor's note: The answer is TWO. Here is your list from five years ago:

  • Brother From Another Planet
  • Casablanca
  • Poppy (W. C. Fields)
  • Montenegro
  • Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe
  • Vernon, Florida