daygloreflectionn asked: thanks for the follow! :) i think you should recommend me some amazing movies to watch (on ur free time)
I have been sitting on this ask forever because it’s such a huge question. I love movies. Love, love, love. I’ll just take a look at these here DVDs and see what pops up as the winner for several genres—most of which everyone will have seen 80 times but whatever.
Amadeus. Historical inaccuracies abound, but Peter Shaffer didn’t make any bones about his play being historical fiction. (Why it’s not in the bio/doc genre!) Tom Hulce’s performance as Mozart is fucking legend, and obviously F. Murray Abraham owned the world as Salieri.
I’m a huge, huge music history nerd, mostly by extension of my brother, and Mozart is one of the most interesting and ridiculous characters in history. He is also one of those artists that people like to talk shit on because he’s popular.
Yeah, just sit down, shut up, and fucking learn from the master. Oh and enjoy the movie!
PS: Hilarious childhood memories of tricialew singing “Rock Me Amadeus”.
Runner up - Barry Lyndon (SO not as funny/awesome/awful as the book, but it’s own interesting animal)
Inception. We went to see this the week it came out, and very nearly turned right back around to go see it again. Instead we walked across the street, ate a pizza, and drank a bottle of wine trying to think of a single movie that was a more perfect example of storytelling. We failed utterly.
Also, everyone should know this: if you don’t think the scene with JGL owning all the subconscious security dudes while walking on randomly tilting walls and floating through the air is not one of the best action sequences ever in the history of action sequences, we can’t be friends.
PS: The best ending.
Runner up - Dune (totally not the best adaptation, but I love it for sheer weirdness)
Clue. Still hilarious every single time I watch it. Even more hilarious if you’re a fan of the classic murder mystery ala Agatha Christie… or if you grew up playing the board game. But fun for everyone. The cast. The entire freaking cast. But especially Madeline Khan and Tim Curry.
I just. Yes. Everything.
Runner up - Hot Fuzz (Funnier every time, somehow.)
Trainspotting. I remember when this movie happened and everyone freaked the fuck out that it was glamorizing heroin. Bullshit. It is one of the most disgusting movies ever made. It is everything that’s wrong with… everything.
The book is even better in that way, but kind of a different animal. I’m always appalled when my cousins in high school haven’t seen this movie—we watched it all the time when I was their age. And, uh, yeah.
It’s horrible, but in the best way. Kelly MacDonald, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller… what more do you want?
Runner up - A Clockwork Orange (which is… kinda scifi, but whatever. Speaking of everything that’s wrong with everything…)
30 Days of Night. Speaking of shit where the movie is totally different from the book. I like the graphic novels a lot—they’re gorgeous, and a lot more nuanced than the movie, obviously. But I like what they did with the movie. The production design is spot on, and though the vampires sort of got sold short… it works.
This has been my favorite vampire movie since I saw it in the theater when it happened. Mmm blood on snow.
Runner up - Pan’s Labyrinth (Scares me and makes me fall in love at the same time. SOLD.)
Control. Sam Riley as Ian Curtis is fucking ridiculous, and it is amazing that he sang his own songs… it is also a bit creepy watching him dance. I love the way this movie is made, all jagged edges and sandpaper-roughness. I don’t even think someone has to love Joy Division to get it. It might make Joy Division converts, instead.
And of course I always approve of Joy Division conversions.
BRB tearbending with this one, though.
Runner up - The Conspirator
(Beautifully made, and excellent story. I’m a sucker for Civil War era history, esp around DC.)