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Monday, January 23, 2006

Films in Van Vorst

We are about to start the fundraising for this year’s summer film series. We need to submit a potential list of films to the city by the end of February so they can publish the event in their Summer Cultural Calendar.

So, here is the deal, how about you people who come and read the blog and never dare post a comment, help me figure out which films we should run….

We have eight screenings planned and the criteria to select them is that they have to be apt for all audiences (no sex, durgs or explicit violence)……. I would love to have a couple of classics, a western, and one kiddies friendly movie….. Please bare in mind that these are free open air film screenings in our community park, therefore the films should appeal to the vast majority of people…. …

My list of potential films goes as follows (it's 6 films too long….)

I. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
II. High Noon (1952)
III. Cabaret (1974)
IV. Raising Arizona (1987)
V. L.A. Confidential (1997) (can’t remember if sex is explicit here??)
VI. All About Eve (1950)
VII. Big Fish (2003)
VIII. The Searchers (1956)
IX. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
X. Rushmore (1998)
XI. Arizona Dream (1993)
XII. The Man Without a Past (2002)
XIII. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
XIV. High and Low (1963)

My BIG list goes as follows:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Third Man (1949)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
All About Eve (1950)
Touch of Evil (1958)
High Noon (1952)
North by Northwest (1959)
Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Magnificent Seven (1969)
The Searchers (1956)
The Apartment (1960)
Bullit (1968)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Rear Window (1954)
Cabaret (1974)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Spirited Away (2001)
Barton Fink (1991)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Jaws (1975)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Annie Hall (1977)
Big Fish (2003)
The Straight Story (1999)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Almost Famous (2000)
Lost in Translation (2003)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Babettes Feast (1987)
Barfly (1987)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
King of Comedy (1983)
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Rushmore (1998)
The way we were (1973)
What’s eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Arizona Dream (1993)
The Man Without a Past (2002)
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Please do post your choices..


At January 23, 2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At January 23, 2006 11:07 AM, Blogger Johnny Coffey said...

why not run a poll based on your short list? this would be the best way to aggregate opinions. try this polling site and also link it to a post on jclist.com to get community feedback.

the post on jclist could also be part of a request for volunteers but also may expose you to the flamers and odd-bods on that board.

At January 23, 2006 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, i seem to have posted on the wrong entry, but as I was saying, I like your selection. I wish I lived close to the park in question.

At January 23, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger l i b é l u l a said...

Thanks Johoney. I tried opening an account with the polling site but has some techinical difficulties... I'll try again later and then add the link to the post.. :)

At January 24, 2006 7:54 AM, Anonymous Derek said...


My 10 (well, 11) from your lists

Cabaret (1974)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Big Fish (2003)
The Searchers (1956)
Rushmore (1998)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Spirited Away (2001)
Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
Jaws (1975)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

My 10 (well, 11) suggestions…

Enter The Dragon
Dr. Strangelove
Donnie Darko
Dogtown & Z Boys
Modern Times
Being There
Office Space
City Of God
Garden State
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

Tell me if you want me to keep them coming...

At January 27, 2006 1:13 AM, Blogger DoJo Mojo said...

hi, i just saw this post re: movie picks. if you want, i can post this on jclist and/or link to it on my blog. your blog appears to be very personal, so i won't link to it until i hear back from you.

At January 27, 2006 12:22 PM, Blogger i. said...

hola marge,
(aqui ignacio) este blog promete, al menos estas mas juiciosa que yo con este tema. no conozco algunas de las pelis que tienes en la lista, pero vi que esta rushmore... si te gusta este man te recomiendo 'bottle rocket' no estoy seguro de si la hizo antes o despues, pero es la que mas me ha gustado del hombre... se parece un poco a 'raising arizona', que tambien esta en tu lista.
no mas, que esta muy grande doña rosa (increible, hace seis o siete meses, cuando estuvimos por alla, estaba todavia en la barriga) y que felicitaciones por el festival. mucha suerte con todos esos proyectos :-)


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