Friday, May 11, 2007

The Other 2 of the 10

On Friday ... I set out to narrow The Top 100 movies of ALL TIME down to just 10. I listed eight ... here are the last two I feel are worthy.

#9 Interview With A Vampire

Like Forrest Gump, this movie provides another great view of history from a unique perspective; this time, a Vampire.

I'm not a big fan of horror movies and in particular Dracula/Vampire movies. While I like the Blade series - I think this movie is as Anne Rice, the original author of Interview With A Vampire, states, "Better than my book, it's so good."

Best line: "I'm going to give YOU the choice I ... never had.

#10 Jurassic Park

This is the movie that solidified the new age of realistic special effects. In my mind, it's unmatched in fantasy believability. This movie also brought about a whole new interest in paleontology. Michael Crichton deserves a lot of credit for writing a very well researched plausible novel. And Steven Spielberg deserves another nod as the best director in movie history. The movie was cast perfectly and was edited perfectly. The sequels are entertaining but never quite stack up to the original.

Best line: (Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) when asked his view of dating and marriage)

"I'm always on the look out for a future EX- Ms. Malcolm."

All but one of these movies have central key modern connections:

Stan Winston - makeup and creature design
Steven Spielberg - directing / executive producing
George Lucas - writing/directing/special efffects

All 3 of these Hollywood heavyweights cite the movie in this list that they were not involved in as the biggest part of their inspiration to get into movies; Forbidden Planet.

Now there are obviously more movies that are likeable - it IS hard to narrow down a top 10 - as ALL lists are subjective. I do think however, it would be hard to disagree that these all very likeable movies without much bias.

Later this week I will be posting the Top 10 Geek Movies You Haven't Seen Or Need To See Again.

* The first 8 of the 10.

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