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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

British Film Thingy

Swiped from Anna Lucia - who swiped it from others

cracks knuckles

OK, here goes - bold means I've seen

1. The Third Man (1949)
2. Brief Encounter (1945) Such yearning... films don't end like this anymore
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Never all the way through in one sitting
4. The 39 Steps (1935)
5. Great Expectations (1946) A very young John Mills and Dickie Attenborough. Watched this because studied it for GCSE. Has character called 'Biddy' in it so has to be GOOD ;-)
6. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) I LOVE THIS FILM!! LOVE IT!! swoons at Alec G's brilliance
7. Kes (1969)
8. Don't Look Now (1973)
9. The Red Shoes (1948)
10. Trainspotting (1996) Another one I've seen in bits
11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12. If... (1968)
13. The Ladykillers (1955) Ahhh another great film
14. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
15. Brighton Rock (1947)
16. Get Carter (1971)
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
18. Henry V (1944) No but I have seen the Branagh version swoon
19. Chariots of Fire (1981) A long time ago... no memory
20. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
21. The Long Good Friday (1980)
22. The Servant (1963)
23. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) Heartwarming (as Anna says) and yes the secondary romances are good. The David Cassidy speech is worth the price
24. Whisky Galore! (1949) Own this! Which says it all
25. The Full Monty (1997)
26. The Crying Game (1992)
27. Doctor Zhivago (1965) I have memories of this, but I am blocking them
28. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Saw it even though the nuns banned it at school!!! I do prefer 'The Holy Grail' though...
29. Withnail and I (1987) I've seen half of it and couldn't understand the fuss.
30. Gregory's Girl (1980) Fab film!! Teen angst more believable than John Hughes
31. Zulu (1964)
32. Room at the Top (1958)
33. Alfie (1966)
34. Gandhi (1982) Seen it. Don't remember it.
35. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
36. The Italian Job (1969) It's got Noel Coward in it... gotta be good.
37. Local Hero (1983)
38. The Commitments (1991) Fun and has spawned way too many bad karaoke renditions of 'Mustang Sally'
39. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Good film, especially as the lady with the squished dogs was called Eileen Coady (my aunt's name)
40. Secrets & Lies (1995) Cried my eyes out.
41. Dr. No (1962) Agree with Ms Lucia - I think Pierce might have surpassed Sean.
42. The Madness of King George (1994)
43. A Man For All Seasons (1966) But have seen it on stage.
44. Black Narcissus (1947)
45. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
46. Oliver Twist (1948)
47. I'm All Right Jack (1959)
48. Performance (1970)
49. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Joseph Fiennes was FINE... I try and ignore Gwyneth Paltrow who does annoy me.
50. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
51. Tom Jones (1963)
52. 'This Sporting Life' (1963)
53. 'My Left Foot' (1989)
54. 'Brazil' (1985) Have seen it, can't remember much
55. 'The English Patient (1996) How much do I hate this film? Let me count the ways... Juilette Binoche, Juliette Binoche, Juliette Binoche!!! You know by the end of it I was begging for the bomb to blow up and take out yet another lover. I still shudder that I wasted money on this at the cinema
56. 'A Taste of Honey' (1961)
57. 'The Go-Between' (1970)
58. 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951) Saw this recently. Warm.
59. 'The Ipcress File' (1965)
60. 'Blow-Up' (1966)
61. 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' (1962)
62. 'Sense and Sensibility' (1995) Colonel Brandon drool
63. 'Passport to Pimlico' (1949) I have lived there, I live near there still... Brilliant.
64. 'The Remains of the Day (1993)
65. 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday' (1971)
66. 'The Railway Children' (1970) Ahhh childhood memories
67. 'Mona Lisa (1986)
68. 'The Dam Busters' (1955)
69. 'Hamlet" (1948) No - but have seen Branagh's uncut, four hour version. Went to the cinema to see it. Good. I think I should point out that I have had a bit of a Branagh thing since I was about 16 (oh and I've seen him on stage a few times, including Hamlet)
70. 'Goldfinger' (1964)
71. 'Elizabeth' (1998) On a list to see
72. 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' (1939)
73. 'A Room with a View' (1985) To echo Ms Lucia "Oh, wow".
74. 'The Day of the Jackal' (1973)
75. 'The Cruel Sea' (1952)
76. 'Billy Liar' (1963)
77. 'Oliver!' (1968)
78. 'Peeping Tom' (1960)
79. 'Far From the Madding Crowd' (1967) I'm sure I have. Currently on page 2 of the book (started it today after Julie Cohen raved about it).
80. 'The Draughtsman's Contract' (1982) Can't remember much except was weird.
81. 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) Everytime I try this one I have to turn it off because I feel sick.
82. 'Distant Voices Still Lives' (1988)
83. 'Darling' (1965)
84. 'Educating Rita' (1983) Good
85. 'Brassed Off' (1996)
86. 'Genevieve' (1953)
87. 'Women In Love' (1969)
88. 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964) Woooo!! Beatles Film!!
89. 'Fires Were Started' (1943)
90. 'Hope and Glory' (1987)
91. 'My Name Is Joe' (1998)
92. 'In Which We Serve' (1942)
93. 'Caravaggio' (1986)
94. 'The Belles of St. Trinian's' (1954)
95. 'Life Is Sweet' (1990) Fab film.
96. 'The Wicker Man' (1973)
97. 'Nil by Mouth' (1997)
98. 'Small Faces' (1995)
99. 'Carry On Up The Khyber' (1968) This was on again recently *snortle*
100. 'The Killing Fields' (1984) I know I've seen this but have no other memory.

Some good films not on this list, what about 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'? Also I think 'Sliding Doors' should be on there (despite Gwyneth Paltrow)

3 comments:

Sela Carsen said...

Why hasn't anyone seen The Wicker Man? It was horrifying. *shudder*

Biddy said...

Probably because it was horrifying.

Sela Carsen said...

I only watched it by accident, as I don't usually watch horror movies. Which, I suppose, goes to prove how good a movie it was, because I was totally sucked into it.