Wednesday, January 05, 2005

keyword fest

In 3 of the current crop of five-for-ten flicks running in this loungeroom cinema, people fall down stairs.
Apparently it would be possible to program a festival around such a trip trope

Comments: keyword fest

Without looking at IMDB - are you screening Psycho? The Exorcist? The Godfather?

Summer holidays in the loungeroom are the best.
Posted by Laura at January 5, 2006 05:12 PM

Well *crash* is there
(for cred)
and err... Now Voyager...

and err... Gone With The Wind
(see below)
which isn't there,
but surely Scarlett's turn is one of the most iconic of these occurances?

And I've got through some of the
guilty pleasures/old faves,
the arthouse/foreign season is due to start next week...
although I am tempted to think about a Cigarette Case Fest (err...An Affair to Remember)
Posted by boynton at January 5, 2006 05:46 PM

Now Voyager! That's one of my favourites.
Posted by Laura at January 6, 2006 08:16 AM

Now Voyager! That's one of my favourites.

I wonder how hard it's be to come up with a festival worth of movies where the hero habitually lights two cigarettes at once...
Posted by Laura at January 6, 2006 08:17 AM

or 'the hero habitually lights two cigarettes at once and hands one to Bette D'?
" - a similar exchange occurred ten years earlier between Davis and George Brent in The Rich Are Always with Us"

NV - Funny sort of film, isn't it...

and Hmmm_might have to hire The Haunting before I finish the Fall Down Stairs angle...
(or is that the Robert Wise angle..)
Posted by boynton at January 6, 2006 05:31 PM

Finally I realise why I don't like many of the Films listed, its my Bathmophobia — Fear of stairs or steep slopes
Posted by andy Farnsworth at January 7, 2006 10:07 PM

I caught the end of "Ann of Windy Willows" (starring Anne Shirley as Anne Shirley? -- this needs investigating) yesterday on small screen. Best scene is when tyranical Aunt Pringle falls down the stairs after suffering a heart attack -- she drops the lamp and the house burns down (tho' not before the subplot heroine - who aunt P locked in her room, thus sealing her own fate - is rescued.) Very satisfying.
Posted by wen at January 8, 2006 09:28 AM

That's one phobia I don't have in my extensive list, Andy.
Would be reluctant to see too many of these films:

Sorry to have missed it - it's been too long since I read that (once loved) book to recall the scenario, but sounds pleasant.
I did see Anne S play Anne S in Anne of GG.
"Changed her stage name from Dawn O'Day to Anne Shirley after playing the lead character of the same name in the film Anne of Green Gables (1934)"imdb
Posted by boynton at January 10, 2006 06:00 PM

Pretty much OT but there's a hilarious line in Michael Winterbottom's Code 46 where the rather fey investigator played by Tim Robbins is interviewing suspects at a major corporation.

He asked them all a teaser question, "Tell something I wouldn't know about you." One female Chinese tech responds by saying she finds freckles a sexual turn on.


"Yes, I regard Anne Of Green Gables as an erotic classic."

Not a filmic kink you hear everyday.
Posted by Nabakov at January 15, 2006 06:35 PM

If five films do not a freckle fest make, could always recklessly dip into the approx. match reserve
Posted by boynton at January 15, 2006 09:13 PM

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