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04 August 2011 @ 11:44 am
that meme (ALMOST DONE!) + usual random stuff  
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1. Blade Runner: no one is probably much surprised here. XD Though considering my thing for dystopias no one should be surprised that it's my favorite movie, but anyway. There's nothing I don't love about that movie. The setting is gorgeous (if utterly haunting), it isn't random wacky sci-fi but actually gives you some serious stuff to think about, the plot is imo flawless (and even if I like the voice off of the first version I'll have to go with saying I like the director's cut better) and fuck but that scene on the rooftop at the end is the best thing I've ever seen. Or close to it. Also: I always was on team replicants all along (even though the ending of the director's cut probably makes the difference not so relevant), all the dialogue is spot-on, the whole noir aspect of it just won me over and hey, you also have some pretty excellent eye candy in there. (I mean, Harrison Ford AND Rutger Hauer? Not passing, thank you.) Now I just wish Ridley Scott actually did all his movies at least like this one...

2. Casablanca: or, it was my favorite movie before Blade Runner and no one is ever going to move it from second position anyway. ;) And it's epic. I love every single stupid thing about it. I love that it's objectively made of a ton of cliches but that they work together so well, I love EVERYONE IN IT because dammit no one makes movies like they did in the forties (my trenchcoat obsession is also Humphrey Bogart's fault), I love every single stupid line in there, I totally buy the plot, THE ENDING IS JUST MYTHICAL and again, Humphrey Bogart. And Ingrid Bergman. And Paris. And the ending. And the disillusioned anti-hero that finds out he isn't as disillusioned anymore. I don't even know how many times I watched that movie but I never get tired of it.

Annnd a third... sorry, I have to cheat and do two because I can't possibly pick.

3a. Some Like It Hot: there are a bunch of things I could gush about regarding this movie, but it all mostly comes down to one, which would be that it's the most hilarious thing that has ever been shot and no one convinces me of the contrary. There isn't a second that feels out of place - there's some seriously great pacing there. And.. THE REST. I mean, mafia, crossdressing men that totally wouldn't pass for women but somehow DO, Marilyn Monroe probably having the best role she ever had, there isn't a thing in this that doesn't work. Also Jack Lemmon is immense and it has the best single line that ever ended a movie ever, if one asks for my very sincere opinion, and anyway Billy Wilder comedies > any other comedies. I love it to freaking pieces, it totally still is funny in spite of being shot half a century ago, and to be entirely honest I think that if you take ten random recent supposedly funny movies they won't make a tenth of the gloriousness that is this one.

3b. A Perfect World: or, I needed a Clint Eastwood movie in this or I wouldn't be a serious person. And A Perfect World is still my overall favorite of his, and it's also overlooked a lot of times for some reason I don't get in spite of Kevin Costner being in it, so I'm going with it. Now, in spite of my general dislike for children, one of my bulletproof tropes is young-ish guy who's also a criminal but isn't exactly a bad person gets stuck with a kid for any reason and they actually become friends (see The Professional, too), and this one? Hits it with hammers. It also helps that Clint Eastwood can direct a movie and the actor playing the kid is too adorable for this world and not at all whiny, but back to the point. Also it's hard to say why I love it without spoiling pretty much everything, but I just love how it fucks with your perspective from beginning to end (bad guy kidnaps kid but maybe he's not so bad, or at least it turns out that he understands the kid more than his family does, the police is supposed to be good guys but it's not a given, Clint's character should be above everyone but his key quote is that he doesn't know anything and so on). It has some seriously wrenching dialogue, the ending is imo some of the best cinema Clint ever shot period and damn but Kevin Costner never acted so well, if you ask me. ;) Also I love how the title is the most cynical one that Clint ever chose I think.


2. I DID manage to fill one of those porn battle prompts I had eyed! :D Now I just need to finish the other three I have going on. And apparently I eyed a Jon/Ygritte prompt that won't leave me the hell alone. and clearly all the Jon/Sam prompts are show-based, but I'm tempted to cheat and write one anyway. If I do it without too much dialogue and taking the actors into account I should manage to sell it, right? Also apparently this round I'm stalking ASOIAF prompts, what.

3. I also have a bunch of things to actually DO before leaving for a week next Sunday (though I should be still enough around) so maybe I should start DOING them. And work on fic that isn't porn battle prompts.

4. I wanted to link that Castiel + Ghostfacers video but they're apparently taking it down from everywhere? :(((( that's such a pity because it was the most hilarious thing in the history of hilarity.

5. All right, meme is done, crap to do waits for me, so I'll just go do it and hope to be done before tomorrow. If I also manage to go sell some crappy books/dvds that I don't need and get some money out of them, even better.
 
 
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cassiopeia7: Castiel: bring it!cassiopeia7 on August 4th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
Hee. I saw your Roy Batty icon and just HAD to drop in. ;)

I wholeheartedly agree with your movie selection, especially the first and third choices. "Well, nobody's perfect" . . . indeed. :D And Blade Runner is one of Ridley Scott's most visually gorgeous films.

*needs to re-watch A Perfect World ASAP*
the female ghost of tom joad: some like it hotjanie_tangerine on August 5th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
I didn't doubt THAT bit. ;) ;)

I'm sure that comedy-wise NOTHING can beat nobody's perfect. That line is just so utterly out of this world perfect. XDDD and heee, indeed re BR. I just wish Ridley Scott remembered that he CAN do that kind of movie... ;)

That movie can never be re-watched enough. I need to do that too. <3
A.vella_amor_dm on August 4th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
lol, i haven't seen any of those films! i've always wanted to see Blade Runner but i never got around to it! D:
the female ghost of tom joad: blade runnerjanie_tangerine on August 4th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I so highly recommend it! It's gorgeous. <33 (and has some pretty freaking nice eye candy. ;) )
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the female ghost of tom joad: casablancajanie_tangerine on August 5th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
The original one isn't like BAD of course, but you can see that there were producers complaining XD and it has a totally random happy ending with trees and sun and stuff and it actually was not used footage from The Shining, and the DC one is totally better anyway. Casablanca is just flawless. <333
The Cleaverage: castielkel_reiley on August 4th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
THEY TOOK THE CASFACERS VIDEO DOWN?! man, i only got to watch it 3 times yesterday before i had to leave for work :(
The Cleaveragekel_reiley on August 4th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
re: A Perfect World - excellent choice! I think it didn't do as well b/c the world just wasn't ready for Kevin Costner to play a "bad" guy.
the female ghost of tom joad: clint bridgesjanie_tangerine on August 5th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
APPARENTLY THEY ARE DOING IT :((((((((((((((((((((((((((( though since a bunch of people downloaded it I'm sure it'll be up again soon.

Re the comment after this: you're much probably right. It's also very saddening because he wasn't really a bad guy in that, poor Kevin. But it just baffles me that it's like, just for the casting, Clint Eastwood AND Kevin Costner and it's overlooked half of the time. :// Pity because that movie is gorgeous.
The Cleaveragekel_reiley on August 5th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
damn, i should've downloaded it :(

re: perfect world - you know, i read a book once several years ago where the characters had this exact same conversation... no idea what the title/author is, but i remember liking the book
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The Cleaverage: dean OKkel_reiley on August 5th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
sweet! thanks!