Attack of the Meme

You can blame this on MovieMan0283 at The Dancing Image for starting this up and T.S. at Screen Savour for tagging me. 😉 So before we get to the goodies, here are the rules for the latest Internet fad:

1. You must not have seen any of the films on your list, either in theatres or on video.

2. The films on your list should not be available on Netflix (this will be the criteria for “availability” since it’s too hard to track down what’s available where, to who, etc.)

3. You can organize the list however you want, in themed couplets like Piper’s original list, or just as twelve semi-random films.

4. You must credit and link to my blog, Piper’s blog for getting the original ball rolling, and for good measure, the guys at Out 1 for planting the seed.

5. Tag five people to keep the meme going.

6. If you’re too lazy to follow all of these rules, but still want to participate, you have my blessing (the more the merrier). Except for the rule about linking to my blog. That you still have to obey.

This time around I decided to break the films up into pairs of two, mostly by director. At first I thought that this would be too hard to accomplish (while abiding by the rules, that is), but then I remembered that there were quite a few Italian films that I couldn’t find on NetFlix. So doing some backtracking, and aided by a few bouts of genius, let’s get this party started:

Theme: Vittorio De Sica (Director)
Films: Shoe Shine / The Gold of Naples

Theme: Roberto Rossellini (Director) / Ingrid Bergman (Actor)
Films: Stromboli / Journey to Italy

Theme: Luchino Visconti (Director)
Films: Senso / Days of Glory

Theme: Abel Gance (Director)
Films: Napoleon / I Accuse

Theme: Miscellaneous
Films: Chaplin / Sleuth (1972)


Theme: Hitchcock Films that NEED to Be More Available
Films: Notorious / Rebecca

Honorable Mention:
War of the Buttons (Why is this gem not on DVD yet?)

Obligatory Tags:

Movie Reviews By CaptainD

The Kinetoscope Parlor

YDKS Movies

Celluloid Fire


(EDIT: Just found out that this is my 100th post. Yay)

12 Movies in 3 Days…

…if I had to make you watch them.

The craziness started with Piper and has worked it’s way down to me via Nick. Here be the rules (more like guidelines than actual rules):

1) Choose 12 Films to be featured. They could be random selections or part of a greater theme. Whatever you want.

2) Explain why you chose the films.

3) Link back to Lazy Eye Theatre so I can have hundreds of links and I can take those links and spread them all out on the bed and then roll around in them.

4) The people selected then have to turn around and select 5 more people.

So far, from what I’ve seen from the other lists, people have been spreading their films out over a sizable piece of time. Here, however, you play by my rules. We’re going to be watching four films a day from Friday-Sunday. This way you get to have a great weekend and a horrid Monday. Let the festival begin!

Friday: “You mean is has SUBTITLES?!”

WHY? I love these films. The emotion from Three Colors: Blue, the realism of The Birycle Thief, the music in Ikiru, and the power of redemption in The Virgin Spring.

Saturday “Oooookay….”

WHY? A little something to lighten the mood after Friday. We’ve got some Troma, Trey Parker, Weird Al, and an amazing performance from Geoffrey Rush.

Sunday You know…the one with the chin?”

(Charlton Heston, Bruce Campbell, King Kong, and Drew Barrymore, respectively, with an ‘honorable’ mention to George Lucas) 

WHY? ‘Cause chins are awesome. 

Well there you have it. Any thoughts? 

I hereby pass this on to the following: (If they so desire)

1. Movie Zeal
2. Movies et al
3. Film for the Soul
4. Film Arcade
5. 353 Review