Fuse #8

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hey, Kids! Let's Watch Some Mitchum!

Here are two little lists of varying interest. They're pretty self-explanatory.

The 50 films You Should See By the Age of 14 As Chosen By the British Film Institute:

1. Spirited Away (2001) - Animated Japanese film about gods and sorcerers
2. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Musical classic
3. Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959) - French 12-year-old turns into a hellraiser
4. The Night of the Hunter (1955) - Robert Mitchum as a serial killer in America's Deep South
5. Where is My Friend's House? (1987) - One of Iranian director Kiarostami's earlier works
6. Show Me Love (1998) - Coming-of-age tale of two Swedish girls
7. Toy Story (1995) - Buzz Lightyear and Woody brought to life by computer animation
8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tearjerker
9. Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italian film focusing on life after World War II
10. Kes (1969) - Gritty working class British drama

List of Top Ten Movies Every Child Should See Before Age Fourteen Survey ofCanadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) Listeners (2006):

1. My Neighbor Totoro
2. Fantasia
3. The Princess Bride
4. Willow
5. The Dark Crystal
6. Peter Pan
7. The Adventures of Robin Hood
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. Cinema Paradiso
10. The Miracle Worker

I'm not even gonna comment on this. Nope. Zippa da lips, that me.

Willow? Night of the Hunter? What is up with the other English speaking countries out there?


At 8:59 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Where is Adventures in Babysitting??

At 11:48 PM , Blogger Gregory K. said...

"Show Me Love" about two Swedish girls sounds like an SNL parody. And as you note, Night of the Hunter is just utterly random.

But I mostly commented to note yet another Peter Pan reference. Fuse... grow up already!

At 12:01 AM , Anonymous Pinky Whitehead said...

No Napoleon Dynamite?! I demand a recount!

At 12:10 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Aw c'mon. I didn't even SEE the mention of Peter Pan until now.

Tell ya what. I'll declare a week long Peter Pan moratorium, starting right now. Howzaboutzat?

At 9:46 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Hey, Willow isn't all that bad as a movie. Not all that great, either, but not all that bad. Kinda fun, actually...

At 11:04 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I'll admit that I have a Willow weakness. But would you really say it was necessary watching for the entire population of Canada's youth?


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