The logic is that, often, there is a (fairly obvious) theme to the kinds of movies and stories that we like, but that we are sometimes not aware of.
I'm a skilled procrastinator, so I've been reworking my list in my head for, well, long enough.
Time at last to put pen to paper, err, words on screen.
I'm not a huge movie watcher these days partly because I always feel as though I should be doing something creative rather than just watching the fruits of someone else's creative endeavour. Plus, books are usually my preferred form of fiction. (It's a good thing the movie industry isn't reliant on the likes of me!)
I've based my big list below on everything - how the movie speaks to me, how it stays with me after, re-watch-ability, sheer joy and pleasure of the movie journey, the quotable quotes... Everything.
In alphabetical order:
- The Bourne Identity
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Décalage Horaire (Jetlag)
- Galaxy Quest
- Lady Canton and Mr Rose
- Last of the Mohicans
- The Mummy I
- The Mummy II
- Mystery Men
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Suddenly 30
- While You were Sleeping
If I had to select a top 5, it might be:
- 1. Amélie
- 2. The Mummy I
- 3. Molière
- 4. Last of the Mohicans
- 5. Pirates of the Caribbean
Hmm. That wasn't too difficult to do, actually. And I'm pretty happy with that list - for now.
So what does it say about me? The very obvious, I suppose... That I like rollicking adventure, humour and romance :-)