posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 01:53 PM
OK, I'll play...
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
One of the few true science-fiction films, and the greatest of them. Both thought-provoking and hugely entertaining, it's a wonderful immersive
experience. Literally "awesome."
it's generally agreed that the three greatest westerns, arrangeable by personal taste, are THE SEARCHERS, RED RIVER, and my named choice here, RIO
BRAVO. Howard Hawks' and John Wayne's response to the thoughtless HIGH NOON, this film is everything a Western should be, and with Dean Martin
singing duets with Ricky Nelson!
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
The best James Bond movie ever made is also the one that most closely follows its Ian Fleming source material. Duh! Great writing, gorgeous
photography, taut direction, brilliant score, and fantastic acting. Even one-off 007 newbie George Lazenby holds his own against Telly Savalas, Diana
Rigg, and the long shadow of the recently departed Sean Connery. If you've never seen it, make sure that you do. You'll be amazed and
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Recently voted as the single greatest performance ever put on film, Peter O'Toole's embodiment of T.E.Lawrence is a marvelous sight to behold. And
David Lean's film is big enough to contain it. This is what epic moviemaking is all about; grandly conceived and executed, it tells the story of a
man who quite literally changed the world.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Fun, fun, fun. Exciting, exciting, exciting. Romantic, romantic, romantic. One of the most entertaining movies ever made. Period.
That's all from the aisle seat. We'll see you at the movies!