Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Your Desert Island Top Four

So you're stranded on a desert island and you have only four movies in your arsenal. What are your choices?

1) Jaws -- the greatest Spielberg flick of all time. "Why don't we have one more drink and go down and cut that shark open?"

2) Psycho -- my all-time favorite Hitchcock movie. "A boy's best friend is his mother."

3) Annie Hall -- the ultimate must-have Woody Allen. "What's with all these awards? They're always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler."

4) Gladiator -- I won't be trapped on a desert island without Russell Crowe. Period.

I suppose if I were really stranded on a deserted island I would have time to memorize the movie scripts and perform the various scenes to entertain myself. Seriously. I'm not kidding.

BONUS: Choose a TV series:

"I Love Lucy" (of course)


  1. Well, I'm sneaky. I choose 1. Berlin Alexanderplatz, because it is a 15 1/2 hour long German movie. That gives me some serious rewatchability. 2. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It makes me laugh, and has now for almost 40 years. 3. Die Hard. Maybe the greatest R rated action movie ever. and 4. Goldfinger. Got to have some Bond. I could already perform the 3 I've seen - sit in a room with me while one's playing and I'll say the dialogue with the movie. At least until you punch me. Bonus TV - Gunsmoke. 20 years of episodes, when they made 26 or more a season. Oh yeah - space those babies out, I could be watching until my last days...Great post, Luana!

  2. Craig: Berlin Alexanderplatz! Yes, that should kill some time. LOL. Or perhaps Andy Warhol's art film "Empire" -- eight hours and five minutes of slow motion footage of the Empire State Buidling. You chose some terrific movies. Of course, Bond. James Bond. Goldfinger is my fave. I must have seen every episode of Gunsmoke when I was growing up. It was a family tradition.

  3. My top four: Wayne's World, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Superman and The Godfather. TV series Twilight Zone.

  4. Mitch: Good choices all around. However I don't know if I could stomach eternal viewings of Wayne's World ...but the music is fantastic (Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper...oh YEAH!)

  5. I'm having a hard time choosing just four movies, but here goes: Sleepless in Seattle, Gone With the Wind, Duck Soup, and It's a Wonderful Life. For the TV series I pick The Waltons.

  6. Zelda: I love all the Marx Brothers movies. Duck Soup is a classic. My fave is Monkey Business (the are stowaways on a cruise ship). Also, The Waltons ROCK!

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