Rachel's Blog: Movie Guessing Game - The Answers

Mon, 10 Oct 2005

Answers to the movie meme.

1.
Wasabi. No plot, but Jean Reno is so so cool.

2.
Return to Oz - Fairuza Balk's first and best film role.

3.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Dishes are done, man.

4.
D.A.R.Y.L. Ummm.

5.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The films are better than the books. There, I've said it.

6.
Goodbye, Pork Pie. To be honest I've only seen this once, about 20 years ago. I remember laughing a lot and I've been trying to track down a copy recently. (Yes, I can get it on DVD from New Zealand, but $30+ dollars on a possibly dodgy movie?) The most obscure film in this list.

7.
American Splendor. Only saw this last week. I'm not at all familiar with the man himself (Harvey Pekar) or his comics, but it's a great film.

8.
A Patch of Blue. Don't know what appeals to me so much about this film. It's a great story and Sidney Poitier is brilliant. It's a story with few characters and on the surface, only small scope, but the theme is huge. Most obscure screenshot as it contains neither of the main characters.

9.
Charade. Best mystery ever - plus Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in their only film partnership.

10.
The Third Man. My favourite "grown up" film.

11.
Alice. If you are a fan of fantasy, animation, weird horror, Alice in Wonderland or the gothic aesthetic you must see this film.

12.
The Time Bandits. Possibly the grubbiest fantasy film ever.

13.
Back to the Future Part III. It runs on steam!

14.
The Neverending Story. My favourite film until I saw the next one.

15.
Heathers. My favourite film.

A quick check of the release dates of these films reveals that these are largely from my "formative" years. That's the only way I can explain the presence of D.A.R.Y.L. -- I was young and impressionable!