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:
How many of these made it onto my Desert Island Quiz years back? I have no idea.
- Bagdad Cafe
- Alien From Another Planet
- Repo Man
- Eating Raoul
- The Linguini Incident
- The Delicatessan
- Until The End of The World
Editor's note: The answer is TWO. Here is your list from five years ago:
- Brother From Another Planet
- Poppy (W. C. Fields)
- Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe
- Vernon, Florida