Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Recommendations (for what they're worth):

So everyone should watch The Sting. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, this movie is like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid without the sweat. Also without the incongruent rendition of “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.”

What makes it great:
1. Believable and tricky plot
2. It’s about con artists (cross reference: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, My Blue Heaven, Grifters)
3. Great soundtrack
4. Paul Newman

So everyone should watch The King of Comedy.
Recommended by greeneggsandsam, I thought a movie called The King of Comedy would be, you know, a comedy.
It is instead a sad story about a man who has wrapped his worth around achieving fame. His life is a fantasy of autograph books, name dropping, and imagined conversations. The movie follows Rupert Pupkin on his obsessive claw up the ladder of celebrity, dragging his nominal talent behind him. Imposition, deception, and finally all out felony are his tools as he seeks his worth in the applause of an unearned audience.

What makes it great:
1. A sympathetic and detestable protagonist
2. Jerry Lewis as a haggard, pursued celebrity
3. 1983 fashion – can you beat it?
4. Sandra Bernhard – just the right amount of crazy

So everyone should watch Braveheart.
I know you’ve seen it. It’s time to see it again.


GreenEggsandSam said...

nice suggestions...aaand...thank you for giving the King of Comedy it's due glory!

Veronica said...

Hey Jessi!

I recently found your blog, and have been "lurking" for a while. Just thought it was time to say hi! :) It looks like you have some exciting adventures ahead of you! I can't wait to hear about them! :)

(I've actally never seen any of the movies you recommended...maybe now I won't be at such a loss the next time I'm in Blockbuster!!)