It’s been years since I answered one of Dennis Cozzalio’s quizzes at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, but here we go with Miss Jean Brodie’s Modestly Magnificent, Matriarchally Manipulative Springtime-for-Mussolini Movie Quiz:
6) Diana Sands or Vonetta McGee?
I’ve only seen one Steven Soderberg film since 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven remake (which was Che).
“We need the eggs.” – Alvy in Annie Hall
Richard Burton never had the good fortune to star in a Powell & Pressburger film.
Not really. There’s plenty I’d refuse to watch, but I’d consider anything.
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger were perfect.
DVD: Linger (Johnnie To, 2008)
Blu-Ray: Mad Detective (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai, 2007)
Theatrical: Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992)
“We all go a little mad sometimes.” – Norman in Psycho
Eva Mendes in Holy Motors is greater than anything Raquel Welch has ever done (at least as far as I know). And she was also in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
Life of Brian is the obvious choice, but I’m going with Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa, about an obscure writer who becomes a cult phenomenon after he’s reported dead Upon returning and seeing how lame followers are, rejects them all to wander the earth with the cute hooker who loves him.
All the arguments for The New World and Miami Vice on The House Next Door many years ago.
Most of them, probably. But every time the argument over aspect ratios for late 50s movies comes up, my eyes glaze over.
Robert Ryan is one of my favorites. I’ve seen a number of Charles McGraw films, but still had to look him up.
“You know what? If I was you, I’d go down there and give those boys a drink. Can’t imagine how happy it makes a man to see a woman like you. Just to look at her. And if one of them should pat your behind, just make believe it’s nothing. They earned it.” – Cheyenne in Once Upon a Time in the West
Broadway Melody of 1938. Eleanor Powell’s third-best Broadway Melody movie.
23) Relatively unknown film or filmmaker you’d most eagerly proselytize for
Johnnie To. If he’s not obscure enough, then Liu Jiayin, whose Oxhide II is one of the best films of the past 10 years.
Big fan of Ewan McGregor. Not a fan of Gerard Butler.
Oh yeah. There are tons of them.
I have no idea. Probably some random street in Seattle or Vancouver.
Never Let Me Go
Yasujiro Ozu on his final film, An Autumn Afternoon
Crazy doesn’t get any better than Gloria Grahame
We only got about 10 years worth of great films out of Buster Keaton and Josef von Sternberg, and that should be enough, but I want more.
31) Is there a movie-based disagreement serious enough that it might cause you to reevaluate the basis of a romantic relationship or a friendship?