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This is snagged from everywhere, and put up without a lot of thought.

Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL films, like the films that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite films but the ten films that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

Heh. Don't look for drama from me, folks. Or maturity.

1. Peking Opera Blues
2. Down With Love
3. Sleeping Beauty
4. Freaky Friday (the second one) or Clueless
5. Moonstruck
6. The Incredibles
7. Rock 'n' Roll High School
8. Some Like It Hot
9. The Palm Beach Story
10. Galaxy Quest or The Fifth Element

It would probably be a different list tomorrow, but no less silly fun-filled.

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May. 14th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I fully support these choices! With the exception of #1, but only because I haven't seen that one.
May. 14th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, #1 is a bit off the beaten track. It's one of the early first (second?) wave of Hong Kong movies, and it's all about the adventures of three unrelated women during a revolutionary action in some province or other. It's an historic costume adventure comedy wherein all the girls get to show bravery and ingenuity and form an unlikely friendship. How could I possibly resist?

It also comes from the era when the subtitles are...endearing. It's why my whole family says, "It's crowdy in here." Best of all it has Bridgette Lin in a man's suit and sharp short haircut as the Governor's daughter, who has studied abroad and become a "gynecologist". I almost named McDiva after that actress. *swoon*
May. 14th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
I was considering Palm Beach Story but went with Lady Eve. And I'm very fond of Down With Love and Clueless.
May. 14th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
The entire Preston Sturges catalog should probably be on here. Sullivan's Travels is another great one, not least because it inspired the Coen's to do Oh Brother Where Art Thou. There are a couple of scenes in Hail The Conquering Hero that break my heart every time. I know for a fact that my love for Whedon's works was spawned by Sturges' elegant mastery of the ensemble comedy.
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May. 16th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
"Emma" is not my favorite Austen story, and most movie versions fall flat for me, but I think that Clueless elevates it. The silly decisions the characters make are more understandable when they are 16 years old. Plus: super fun!
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