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Million Dollar Movie

The projector is broken, so no show today. We’ll be back on Monday for Stanley Kubrick Week. The plan is to do a theme week in this space, if not every week, then every other week. So if you’ve got any suggestions, feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to soup it up. It doesn’t have to only be for an actor or a director. It could be for a cinematographer or just a theme–Worst Date Movies, Laugh-Out-Loud Movies, Best Late Night Movies–you name it.

Whadda ya hear, whadda ya say?

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Million Dollar Movie

Tags:  buster keaton  sherlock jr

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1 ColoYank   ~  Jun 18, 2010 12:09 pm

A Mel Brooks theme is always fun. He did a few really brilliant things, like "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," and he directed Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, and Dick Shawn in "The Producers." Other movies were lesser, of course, but then how many masterpieces can a guy stumble into?

2 rbj   ~  Jun 18, 2010 12:14 pm

"The plan is to do a theme week in this space,"

I first read this as a space theme week.

So how about a week of movies set in space. 2001, Alien for the first two suggestions.

3 Shaun P.   ~  Jun 18, 2010 12:14 pm

How about Best Under-known Animated Movies, both for the young 'ins - something all of us parents might appreciate - and not? Us big kids at heart like animated movies too.

I have kids movies on the mind . . . one can only watch the Disney/Pixar movies so many times before you start to get a little bored (says the dad taking his son to see Toy Story 3 on its opening weekend because it overlaps with said son's birthday).

4 Shaun P.   ~  Jun 18, 2010 12:15 pm

Oh, and Peter Sellers week, if you please.

5 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Jun 18, 2010 12:48 pm

[4] I'm calling "Being There" and [1] "High Anxiety"

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 18, 2010 3:36 pm

Brooks and Sellers are both awesome suggestions.

Mine for a particular person is Hitchcock or Woody (the possibilities are endless).

for a general theme? NY in the Summer. some Dog Day Afternoon, a little Do The Right Thing, maybe throw some Pope of Greenwich Village in there.

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 18, 2010 7:48 pm

[6] Yes!

Also, Guilty Pleasure Movie Week (for me, anything with Diane Lane or Salma Hayek..) or Foreign Film Classics Week (Le Grande Illusion, some Fassbinder, Zhang Yimou..etc etc)

and the always fun, "Worst Best Picture Winners" starting with the shockingly awful "Driving Misss Daisy"!

8 The Mick536   ~  Jun 19, 2010 5:34 pm

Looking forward to the Kubrick discussion. Kubrick shot photos. His movies had music and images. Hard to pick a favorite. Easier to pick the least favorite-Eyes!

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