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15 May 2014 @ 09:51 pm
some nights we open up the flood and some nights we are lost  
Meme I took from pooh_collector:

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

In no particular order:

1. Pan's Labyrinth

2. Howl's Moving Castle

3. Catching Fire

4. Pacific Rim

5. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

6. The Lord of the Rings (if I have to pick one I choose The Two Towers)

7. V for Vendetta

8. Cold Mountain

9. Serenity

10. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 British TV movie version)


I will expand on why I picked any of these in comments if anyone's at all interested!

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aragarnaaragarna on May 15th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Not a SW fanatic, so not judging, but Episode I is rarely a favorite. Kinda bold choice! ;-)

Pan's Labyrinth truly scared me to the bones.
Frith: Flailfrith_in_thorns on May 15th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
It came out when I was nine and it was a FORMATIVE INFLUENCE. I spent that entire summer re-reading the novelization of the movie and pretending to be a Jedi (preferably Qui-Gon's apprentice.) I wrote NOVELS in my head about my Jedi adventures. *clings to this movie with all my heart*

(Qui-Gon is still the best Jedi.)
aragarnaaragarna on May 16th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
Hee yes, I agree Jedis are cool!
(I may allegedly pretend I'm a Jedi each time I pass through automatic doors in the subway...)

My own preference would go to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor edition), though I've always wanted Mace Windu's purple saber. :-)

I was a few years older, but I remember being amazed by the craziness surrounding the release. Like US fans coming to France and waiting in lines days in advance because we had a release 2 days earlier than the US (we release films on wednesdays instead of fridays like US or UK). That kind of baffled me at the time...
Les jeux sont faitsleonie_alastair on May 16th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
You have two of my favorite books on this list, V for Vendetta and Howl's Moving Castle, but I've never seen either movie.

I was too old for Phantom Menace (by decades)- but I'll grant that Qui-Gon was wonderful.
Frith: Katarafrith_in_thorns on May 16th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
Howl's Moving Castle is very different as book and movie. (I prefer the movie, but my gf says I'm wrong.) Haven't read V as a graphic novel, but the movie is really great!

I think I was the perfect age for Phantom Menace :D Also because I then went straight to the Jedi Apprentice books, which are EXCELLENT and written for something like that age group.
pooh_collector on May 16th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
I could have put any of Miyazaki's movies on my list, I went with Spirited Away because the imagery is so visceral, though it was a close tie with The Wind Rises.

Heck, I probably could have made an all Miyazaki list.
Frith: Booksfrith_in_thorns on May 16th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
All of his movies are AMAZING, I agree. (Haven't seen Wind Rises yet!) I think Spirited Away would be my second pick, and then Nausicca. Which reminds me I should re-read the Nausicca manga...
Leslie: Alarictimewithers on May 16th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
I would love for you to expand on why you picked these movies, if you don't mind :)