March 16, 2005

More Cinematic Requirements

Of course, Liz is right. We need a list of the 21 films to see before you’re 21 that you can ACTUALLY WATCH before you turn 15. She’s provided the beginnings, with

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Indiana Jones I and II
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Princess Bride
  • Labyrinth
  • The Iron Giant

It’s now my job to wade in here with ones like:

  • Shrek I and II
  • Finding Nemo
  • Toy Story
  • Oliver Twist (the one where Oliver Reed plays Bill Sykes)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Dark Crystal

Your mum says that you have to see Jungle Book and Mary Poppins, but in the case of the latter you should note that bedrooms CANNOT be magically tidied.

Your uncle David has some opinions too, but as he has fabulous taste, a lot of his choices mirror mine. Storm Boy and E.T. made it into his list, and he’s added a couple to the Big List which we’ll get to later.

This is, of course, assuming that you’re into movies. You don’t necessarily have to be quite AS into movies as your mum and dad are (speaking of which, I hope you understand and appreciate that we’re going to sacrifice the film festival for you this year), but it would be nice if you can appreciate a decent plot twist and a nice tortured character portrayal.

Love you.

4 comments:

rowdygrammy said...

Possum,
I's so glad that others have noticed that you need to see some films that are for people UNDER 21. I'm also glad Uncle David recommended Storm Boy. It seems to me that the list is very light on for films that are made outside of Hollywood. Your Grammy Linda is going to show you The Gods Must Be Crazy, and I Can Jump Puddles. I need to research this, but I have time. By the time you are ready to have film nights with your Grandad Phil and me, we will have a nice stack of very good movies that we can enjoy together. And of course there's always the best movie ever made - Casablanca.

rowdygrammy said...

In case you go looking for Oliver Twist with Oliver Reed as Bill Sykes, it is actually the musical Oliver!, which I don't recommend when you are very young. It's a bit scary.

- e - said...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is also a great one to watch! =)

rowdygrammy said...

Babe, Young Einstein, My Brilliant Carer, Charlotte's Web, To Kill a Mocking bird.