martedì 22 giugno 2010

7 movies that I LOVE

Ok, this is the day of seven (read the previous post).
If you are bored and want to see a movie but do not know which, you can follow my tips.

strictly in any order this is my 7 fav. movie list!

Bubba Ho Tep

the film is summed up as: Elvis Presley and President John F. Kennedy (that is a black man) VS an egyptian mummy.

When I learned of this movie I thought that it was a stupid comedy; hell, no! I cried watching Bubba Ho Tep! Most of the film's plot is driven by Elvis' internal monologue, as he reminisces about his life and ponders his condition (because Elvis is not dead, during the 1970s, when Elvis Presley grew tired of the demands of his fame, he switched places with an Elvis impersonator named Sebastian Haff. It was Haff who eventually died on the toilet in 1977, while the real Elvis lived in quiet, happy anonymity and made a living pretending to be himself).

Bubba Ho Tep is a 2002 black comedy film starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley - now a resident in a nursing home. The film version also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to be John F. Kennedy (explaining that he was patched up after the assassination in Dallas, dyed black, and abandoned by Lyndon Johnson).

I really recommend Bubba Ho Tep!!

fav. quote: never, but never, fuck with the King. (Elvis)

The pit and the pendulum
My fav. movie ever.

I don't know how many ppl can apprecciate a movie like this, maybe is mainly directed to b-horror-movies lovers. But when I saw "The pit and the pendulum" was love at first sight. Thanks to this movie, I discovered Vincent Price, my love, and Barbara Steele, the goddes of horror, she is so beautiful:
Well, director is Roger Corman, one of my fav., I love this man, and the movie is from a Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name. Set in 16th century Spain, the story is about a young Englishman who visits a forbidding castle to investigate his sister's mysterious death. After a series of horrific revelations, apparently ghostly appearances and violent deaths, the young man becomes strapped to the titular torture device by his lunatic brother-in-law during the film's climactic sequence. Vincent Price is Nicolas Medina, a crazy guy that loves tortures:

I love Vincent Price, seriously.
If you have never seen Vincent Price acting, this is the right film. He is perfect.

Fav. quote: Do you know where you are Bartolome? You are about to enter hell. In hell Bartolome, IN HELL!: the dead world, infernal zone, damned house, tortures place, pandemonium, purgatory, avernus, fire, Satan, THE PIT!... and the pendulum. (Nicolas Medina)

El dia de la bestia

A really cool spanish black comedy directed by Alex de la Iglesia, you'll love it.
The story revolves around a catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible, a death metal salesman, and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult, a sort of magician. These go on a literal "trip" through Christmas-time Madrid to hunt for and prevent the reincarnation of the Antichrist:

fav. quote: Tengo que hacer todo el mal posible (the priest)

And now for something of completely different

Of all the masterpieces of Monty Python my fav. is And now for something completely different. If you know Monty Python this film no need presentation; if you don't know Monty Python SHAME ON YOU!
It is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons. Some sketches:
  • The Funniest Joke in the World: Ernest Scribbler who is shown having just written the joke in the previous sketch and then discarding it, has a sudden inspiration and writes a lethal joke. It is snapped up by the army who send a despatch rider to collect it and translate it into German. It then goes on to become a deadly weapon in the Second World War.
  • How Not to Be Seen: A government film which first displays the importance of not being seen, then devolves into various things being blown up, much to John Cleese's amusement.
You can find it on youtube.

fav. quote: And now for something completely different. (Announcer)


Freaks is a 1932 American "horror" film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning, with a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. Director Browning took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks," rather than using costumes and makeup.

Browning had been a member of a traveling circus in his early years, and much of the film was drawn from his personal experiences. In the film, the physically deformed "freaks" are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the "normal" members of the circus who conspire to murder one of the performers to obtain his large inheritance.

A film movingly, delicate in its rawness, impressive, you'll love freaks ( I love Shiltze!)
Unfortunately the was
banned in many countries for years, but now you can found it, cut ;/

Fav. quote:
We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble! (Freaks)

Cecil B. Demented

If you want what I think about cinema, watch Cecil B. Demented. Is directed by the genious John Waters, one of my fav.
The film centers on a Hollywood starlet who is kidnapped by the manic film director, Cecil B. Demented, and his band of misfit, Andy Warhol-worshipping artists who have branded themselves "kamikaze filmmakers," going by the group name "SprocketHoles."
She is introduced to Cecil's eccentric friends (who also act as his film crew) and is taken to an abandoned movie theater, where she's kept captive. Cecil's crew of outlandish followers include a porno star, a gay truck driver, and a Satanist, among others. Cecil explains that he wants to make his masterpiece movie ("I have a vision!") and needs her to star as the film's lead. She is first resists and shoots scenes with no emotion, but Cecil slowly coaxes her into relaxing and truly acting.

Really cool.

fav. quote: Punish bad cinema! (Cecil)

X "The man with x ray eye"

1963 science fiction/horror motion picture, directed by Roger Corman (again!)
Dr. Xavier develops eyedrops intended to increase the range of human vision, allowing one to see beyond the "visible" spectrum into the ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths and beyond. Believing that testing on animals and volunteers will produce uselessly subjective observations, he begins testing the drops on himself.

Initially, Xavier discovers that he can see though people's clothing, and he uses his vision to save a young girl whose medical problem was misdiagnosed. Over time and with continued use of the drops, Xavier's visual capacity increases and his ability to control it decreases.

After the vision of this movie, no longer have the desire to see through clothing.

Fav. quote:
Dr. James Xavier: I'm blind to all but a tenth of the universe.
Dr. Sam Brant: My dear friend, only the gods see everything.
Dr. James Xavier: My dear doctor, I'm closing in on the gods.

Have a good time with these 7 movies! And what about you?
what are your favorite movies?


1 commento:

barbiexanax ha detto...

Tra tutti conosco solamente Freaks e mi piace molto, un po da attaccamento maniacale :D
quindi ora sono curiosa di vedere gli altri che non avevo neppure mai sentito :(
(beata ignoranza :D)


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