Sunday, October 23, 2005

Themes and Variations

THEMES
I'll begin the first themed week on Saturday, October 29th. I've decided to go with the deceptively simple theme: MAN VS. NATURE As of now, I've got 2 movies in mind for this week, Little Otik and Fitzcarraldo. Part of the fun of doing themes will be finding movies that don't exaaaaaaactly fit in, but a case can be made. Please post any suggestions for movies that could be viewed on the theme "MAN VS. NATURE" here. Also, if you have any further ideas for week themes, let me know!

VARIATIONS
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MY STATUS
It's Day 23 and I'm doing all right. There's a feeling of obligation to the blog that, at times, is unpleasant. I've seen some great films in the progress, films that have inspired wonderful thoughts. I do feel as if I keep seeing the same plot over and over. I keep seeing women menaced by men or women controlled by men. Except in Who's That Girl? Which is probably why I was as nice as I was to that film. Last night, I watched My Dinner With Andre and that was also refreshing in that the man vs. woman factor was non-existent. The days are just flying by and I've realized how sad I'm going to be when this is all over.

9 comments:

matt said...

We'll all be sad. I suggest you shoot for 90 years or at least 90 months. If you fel ambitious you could go for 90 million years, assuming that immortality will be a reality within the nest few decades.

Does not play well with others said...

You could keep doing it but instead of a movie a day drop it down to a movie a week. That's probably something you could keep up with after 90 days of blogging every day.
Alive might be a good man vs nature flick. I haven't seen it since it hit the theaters, so I can't remember if it was any good or not.

Ikin said...

I nominate Tremors for Man vs. Nature. That may only be because I'm watching it on AMC.

Jonathan Plummer said...

How about "The Mosquito Coast"?

Ash Karreau said...

The Birds 2: Land's End! The Birds 2: Land's End!It's the first Alan Smithee film! And it's got a Tippie Hedren cameo!

David Wester said...

The first Alan Smithee film? You're joking?

Ash Karreau said...

Nope. Just lying. The first Alan Smithee film was in the 60s, I think. Death of a Gunfighter I believe. But it's the first one I saw, which has great historical relevance.

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Jonathan Plummer said...

How about a man vs. virus movie, like The Andromada Strain or Outbreak? How about that Mammet-scripted movie The Edge? And to go with Fitcarraldo, maybe Grizzly Man is still playing somewhere?