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Friday, September 11, 2009

Finishing up the list

Didn't realize this day would be so fitting to post my top five of the aughts:

5 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
4 Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002)
3 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
2 Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes, 2002)

and my #1...

1 United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)

Never forget.


Blogger Yum-Yum said...

I had a similar experience this week when I realized the Neon Maniacs poster I placed in my sidebar features the World Trade Center five days after I'd put it there.

And even weirder, the movie takes place exclusively in San Francisco.

Anyway, bold choice (it seems like I've said that a million times) for your #1.

I had this kooky notion that your #1 was gonna be Mulholland Dr. (even had a lame MD-related anecdote at the ready).

I just saw Tom Hanks shoot Daniel Craig while channel surfing about an hour ago.

Every time I hear a song that takes it sweet ass time for the vocals to kick in, I immediately think of the scene from 24HPP where the Factory guys listen to the vocals-free Happy Mondays demo.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Karim Amir said...

Thanks. I'll take "bold choice" as a compliment.

For our 'Fugees poll, Mulholland Drive was the #1 movie. I was only one of a few who did not vote for it. I think it's d.'s number one.

I saw it with my sister and she was like, "WTF?" throughout. Once the film got to the "Silencio!!!" part, I was WTFing with her.

Anyway, I'd still like to hear your MD anecdote! Anecdotes are awesome.

Speaking of Coogan, we missed In the Loop when it played at our local arthouse. We'll catch it on video.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Yum-Yum said...

Hey, a bold choice is better than a "bland" or "batshit crazy" choice. ;)

I heard plenty of WTFing after I saw Mulholland Drive.

It wasn't really an anecdote, more a ramble about how the MD poster on my door haunts me while I sleep. Anyway, it's the one with Naomi Watts' character looking frightened while on the telephone, and it freaks me out. Take it down you say? A good idea, but I have nothing to replace it with. And plus, my fave poster store closed back in '03. So I'm pretty much stuck with it. You see, it's not really an anecdote.

Ron Sexsmith was one of the artists chosen to sing the praises of Jane Siberry in a CBC produced doc I just watched about Canadian music during the 1980s. He was wearing a weird hat.

Not one mention of Skinny Puppy. But pre-grunge, B.C. punk rockers Slow get an entire segment? Bogus, man. And I doubt they'll get their due in part two.

On the other hand, bands like Blue Rodeo and The Hip will probably get covered in part 2; part 1 focused mainly on the early 80s.

7:27 AM  

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