Movies: The Post-it in my Notes I was Looking for, 5/3/21


Farces/Comedian-centered Movies: Top Secret (slapstick, funny, and not too serious, Val Kilmer’s first movie), Stripes, Private Benjamin, The Jerk, Trading Spaces, The Blues Brothers, Will Farrell Movies, The Hangover, Toomstone, Blazing Saddles (and other Mel Brooks movies)
Godfather 1-3
◦ Red Rock West (or Red Rock Wyoming – with a young Nicholas Cage and Lara Flynn Boyle in those diamond earrings)
The funny indie-type comedy with Ben Stiller, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda, and Lily Tomlin, “Stand By Me” (but not exact name -Mark Ruffalo not nominated but incredible performance; Laura Linney gets the Oscar, though; includes Matthew Broderick as her boss), The Blind Side, The Player, BROADCAST NEWS, Bernie, Little Miss Sunshine
Big Studio Comedies: Heaven Can Wait, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Spaces, Risky Business, Big, Ocean’s Eleven
Will Farrell Movies: Anchorman, The NASCAR One
Mockumentaries: This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, the ones about Community Theater and Folk Music
Romantic Comedies: Silver Linings Playbook, When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, The Woody Allen One with Meryl Streep (Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sex…), LA Story, George Clooney Frequent Traveler Movie
Movies with Great Performances: Kramer vs. Kramer, American Beauty, Judy, Philadelphia, Almost Famous, Magnolia, Dead Man Walking, The Player
◦ Being Mick (HBO? series or special about Mick Jagger’s behind the scenes life in around 2000 or 2001)
Indie “Mysteries”: The Usual Suspects, Memento, Amy Adams Movie about Abscam
Tragedies: Sid and Nancy, Leaving Las Vegas, Star 80, Gia (HBO movie), JUDY, Wonderland Drive, Breaking Waves, Dance With A Stranger, Philadelphia, Dead Man Walking, Me Before You
Big Hollywood Movies: Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, Star Wars, The Matrix, Jaws, Alien(s), Casino, Godfather, Other Scorcese Movies (Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco?, The Aviator, ????)
Clint Eastwood (Director) Movies: Richard Jewel, Gran Torino (includes baseball if I recall), Million Dollar Baby
Coen Brothers Movies: Lebowski, Fargo, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Quentin Tarantino Movies: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill movies, Django Unchained, The One with Michael Madsen
◦ About: Titanic, The Aviator, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Judy, The Doors, JFK, 13 Days
Books to Film (or Plays): Shibumi (is there one?), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, One Who Flew Over the Coockoo’s Nest, Stephen King (Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Firestarter), The Godfather Trilogy, Me Before You
Alfred Hitchcock: Strangers on a Train, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest, Rope, Rear Window, The Birds, Notorious, Marnie
Survival Catastrophe Movies: The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, Alien, Robert Redford Solo Sailing, Alive (Andies Plane Crash), Towering Inferno, Cujo
War Movies: Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan (Shaving Ryan’s Privates), The Deer Hunter (Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken)
Jack Nicholson: Something’s Gotta Give, One Who Flew, The Shining, Terms of Endearment
Never seen: Oh Brother Where Art Thou, The Salton Sea (Val Kilmer Movie), All Star Wars “before” Star Wars 1976, Godfather 3, The Remnant (?)

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