Tuesday, May 10, 2011

30 for 30 - Movies

No real surprises on this list:
Sci-Fi or Fantasy (othewise known as the Star Wars & Lord of the Rings Category)
Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977 & 2004 Versions, 2-Disc Widescreen Edition)1. Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 & 2004 Versions, 2-Disc Widescreen Edition)2. The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983 & 2004 Versions, 2-Disc Widescreen Edition)3. Return of the Jedi
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Widescreen Edition)4. The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Widescreen Edition)5. The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Widescreen Edition)6. The Return of the King
 I love the costumes in the Star Wars prequels but that's pretty much the only praise I can offer them.

Classics or Mysteries (The "Movies Were Better Then" category)
Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)7. Casablanca
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Two-Disc Special Edition)8. The Adventures of Robin Hood
North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition)9. North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps10. The 39 Steps
Notorious11.Notorious

Literary or Historical (The Jane Austen Category)
Amazing Grace12. Amazing Grace
A Room With a View (Two-Disc Special Edition)13. A Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)14. Pride and Prejudice - yes technically a miniseries
Emma15. Emma
Persuasion16. Persuasion
Sense & Sensibility (Special Edition)17. Sense & Sensibility
North & South18. North and South Yes, another miniseries
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Widescreen & Full Screen Edition)19. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Musicals (The Rodgers and Hammerstein Category)
Carousel (50th Anniversary Edition)20. Carousel
Oklahoma! (50th Anniversary Edition)21. Oklahoma
The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)22. The Sound of Music
State Fair (60th Anniversary Edition)23. State Fair
Singin' in the Rain (Two-Disc Special Edition)24. Singin' in the Rain
Meet Me In St. Louis (Two-Disc Special Edition)25. Meet Me in St. Louis
Cover Girl26. Cover Girl
Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Special Edition)27. Mary Poppins
 So, can anyone name the R&H musicals that didn't make my list? At least one of them is one of my favorite soundtracks to listen to but I do not enjoy watching it. Go figure.

Other:
The Man From Snowy River28. The Man from Snowy River
While You Were Sleeping29. While You Were Sleeping
Groundhog Day (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)30. Groundhog Day
All of the above are nostalgic favorites. The last two are recommended viewing if you want to have any idea what my family is talking about over Sunday dinner and why we're laughing about such seemingly innocuous statements. "These mashed potatoes are so creamy..."

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5 comments:

MacKenzie said...

It isn't a real holiday at my families unless someone says the mashed potato line or "Beef and Nazis."

Aislynn said...

Cinderella?

"Gram" said...

I'm guessing "South Pacific" and for the same reason I don't like it. :(

Lisa said...

I'm guessing the King and I :)

Amy said...

Hm. I've only seen four of these! Can you say 'not much of a movie person?' Lol.

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