Monday, February 26, 2007

A Game! (of sorts)

This came out of two small things: one) Getting an email word game where you get a list of words and you have to change one letter in the last word (added by the friend who sent it to you) to form a new word, and then pass it on) two) a funny moment with friends this weekend where one friend was returning borrowed DVD's to another friend and they were: Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Kubrick's The Shining. To which I said (with irony), "Double feature?" and someone else yelled out, "No. DATE MOVIE" because I can't think of two films that I would less like to watch on a first date (or back to back as they are both like 3 hours)--BUT which are excellent films separately and in the right situation.
So, here's the game. What are some other movies that would guarantee no second dates BUT which must be great films otherwise. I actually had a date where we saw The Name of the Rose (not a good date film) and my first date with my high school boyfriend was to see Fatal Attraction (definitely not a good date film--but not a great film either).
And if that doesn't work we can play the game we played at my wedding rehearsal dinner when Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame had just come out: books that Disney will trash with happy endings--coming soon to a theater near you.

Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Catch-22, The Bible, Lolita...well, you get the idea.

EDIT: This occurred to me today, because Mirror just posted about finishing reading Moby Dick for the second time. (Another friend just slogged through Ulysses--I need to get reading!) What would Disney do with MD? Would Ahab learn the error of his ways and do a lovely song and dance at the end with the whale over the side of the ship--written by Randy Newman, no doubt?

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