Marli's Favorite Movies of All Time
(or, at least the ones I can think of right now)
Reprinted from V4N1, July 1990
I just ran out of steam, John. I wanted to put in a movie article that
wouldn't just be about the latest stuff out, like Raman. Feel free to edit
this or just plain leave it out. see ya.
- La Cage Aux Folles (parts I and II; havenêt seen part III yet but it looks
funny.) A classic story of two typical French parents, I guess....
- Eraserhead -- your guess is as good as mine.......
- Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- fable of what happens to bad little
- Harold and Maude -- a classic romance, makes me warm & tingly all over
every time (Iêve seen it about 30 times)
- The Kiss of the Spider Woman -- Greater love hath no man....
- Moonstruck -- o sole mio
- Yentl -- a good "strong woman" story
- The Color Purple -- another good "strength of woman" story. Iêm not a
libber but I like women to be strong of heart and mind.
- Sophie's Choice -- a weak woman story, but it sure is a good tearjerker!
- Sex, Lies & Videotape -- not a comedy. Very deep and thoroughly absorbing.
- My Life as a Dog -- describes growing up as a little boy very well, I think
- The Wizard of Loneliness -- see above
- Hope and Glory -- same as above, only during wartime
- The Tin Drum -- mutant child with strange habits grows up during wartime...
- When Harry Met Sally -- wait •til you see the orgasm scene!
- Tootsie -- did anyone else leave the theater as disoriented as I did?
Blurs the distinction between sexual roles and makes us question our
- Educating Rita -- a delightful version of Pygmalion, thoroughly enjoyable.
- Time Bandits -- great special effects. Please, master, turn me into a
- Cabaret -- classic love triangle, set during wartime...lots of great music
(even the orchestra is beautiful!!!)
- The Lair of the White Worm -- you just gotta see it. Full of mystery and
ancient gothic horror.
- Dead Poet's Society -- aw, you've all seen it anyway.
- The Navigator -- can anyone tell me what it was about? Neat & heavy with
- Dr. Strangelove -- classic Peter Sellers
- Monty Python's The Meaning of Life -- every sperm is sacred.....
- Monty Python's The Search for the Holy Grail -- just because some watery
tart threw a sword at you?
- Young Frankenstein -- what hump?? would you like a roll in zee hay?
- Anything by Francois Truffaut
- Anything by Ingmar Bergman
- The Conversation (with Gene Hackman) -- wonderful, best mystery I've ever
seen and fascinatin' for us high tech types...
- Little Big Man (or anything else with Dustin Hoffman in it -- especially
- Dr. Zhivago (Mike's choice for best movie)
- Anything by Alfred Hitchcock
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Death Takes a Holiday -- old '30s movie, I think. Quite good!
- Anything by Ken Russell
- Anything by Stanley Kubrick
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