So today is my BIRTHDAY!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. So today we’re taking a break from our regularly schedule program so that I can have the chance to talk about my top 5 films ever! I’m taking this time to show how much I love these films, an appreciation post if you will. You may not care for this but it’s my birthday and I can do what I want. On with the list! Just remember, these are facts, not my opinion, These are the top 5 films ever.
No.5 – Black Swan
Black Swan I discovered as part of this blog actually and i cannot be happier that I chose this film to review one day. I remember when it first came out and there was a huge fuss about it but back then i wasn’t really into films so i didn’t want to watch a film about ballet… YUCK! My god i am so ashamed of myself that I didn’t watch this film sooner because it is just so perfect. I love every aspect about this film and just the style of the story is so inspiring and is how an artsy film should be done. I have watched this film a few times now and every single time the end makes my heart race because of it’s beauty. I love it.
No. 4 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a film that makes me happy. If i’m feeling down or just having a bad day, I will turn to Roger Rabbit to put a smile on my face. It’s a lot of peoples childhood film but this is my adult film. I’m a HUUUUUGE fan of cartoons, all the old school Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies, MGM Cartoons, I love it all. The combination of cartoon and real life interaction still amazes me to this day with how impressive and ambitious this film is. If only Danny Devito was the main man instead of Bob Hoskins, then you’ll have a perfect film right here.
No.3 – John Carpenter’s The Thing
BEST. HORROR. FILM. EVER!! This horror will not be beat at all, i’m calling it now. What I love about this film mainly is the concept and the overall design of it. The fear of not knowing who’s who and not trusting anyone whilst in a small space is incredible. The fact that this alien consumes someone and then takes their form is perfect. All the practical effects used for the alien when it shows it’s true form is mind blowing. I LOVE THIS FILM. The artwork inspired by this film is what is love the most. I want artwork on my walls based on this film. I have the board game of the film. there is a book that has 600 pages of the thing inspired art and I’ve never wanted a picture book more in my life. Just how incredibly inspiring this film is is what gets me and i want every piece of art based on it.
No. 2 – Her
I don’t think there is a film more perfect than this film. Her is beyond perfect in every sense and I would go as far as to say THE most perfect film ever. To score it i would give it 11 because it is so beautiful in every way. The soundtrack, Beautiful, The lighting and colour palette, Beautiful, The writing, BEAUTIFUL! This film has kind of broken cinema for me because every time I watch a film I think “hmm, I would love to watch Her right about now”. Spike Jonze is a genius and this film truly shows his skills in writing an amazing story and it inspires me to write. I want to write my own screenplay’s and i’m currently trying and i use the Her script as a reference for how to do it right. There isn’t enough time in the world for me to explain how much I love this film and I serious suggest you watch this film this second!! But what could beat a film I would consider the most perfect film in the world??
Duck Soup!! Duck Soup. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA??? Yep a black and white film from 1933 is my favourite movie of all time and will never be taken off the top spot. Without this film, i do not think i would be who i am today. The Marx Brothers are the most inspiring people to me and Groucho, The main guy with the big moustache in the poster, is my hero. The style of comedy in this film and all of the Marx brother films are what moulded me to be the person I am today. I picked Duck soup over their other films that I love as well like ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘A Night at The Opera’ because it was the first film of their that I watched, plus it’s their best. These guys are my heroes and I will someday get a tattoo based on them because they mean that much to me. The nonsense jokes in their films are just the best and it’s what made me spout so much nonsense today. I’ve added the mirror scene from Duck Soup below because it’s the perfect example of how hilarious they are. It’s my favourite film of all time and i will never get bored of watching it.
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