We are back to the list. I seem to have an obsession with these. Note to self: must see some kind of list specialist concerning possible cure.
Soon I will morph into David Letterman, what with all the Top Ten I insist on creating (most of which are yet to be published; you have been warned). My lists are more refined. Take, for example, Letterman's 'Top Ten Things That Almost Rhyme With Peas.' So silly. And too easy. Sneeze. Bees. Keys. Sleaze. Knees...nope, I'm out. Trickier than I thought.
Right now I'm talking about the talkies. Movies. Films. Whatever you call them, they're entertaining. Most of the time. They can be cheesy. Intriguing. Thrilling. Funny. Exciting. Moving. They can make you think, believe, dream. Or bash your head against a brick wall in vein attempt to erase the memory.
As with my Top Ten: Books list, I found this difficult. I own a lot of films. Hours of my life were stolen from me by watching some truly terrible ones. (Speed 2: Cruise Control, you owe me 2 hours 1 minute). That said, I like to think I'm qualified in knowing a good film when it hits me in the face. Popcorn at the ready:
1) The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2) Back to the Future (1985)
3) The Colour Purple (1984)
4) Schindler's List (1993)
5) The Godfather (1972)
6) Rear Window (1954)
7) Platoon (1986)
8) An Affair to Remember (1957)
9) Imitation of Life (1959)
10) WALL*E (2008)
So reader, what's on your Top Ten Movies list?