I’m going to go ahead and admit (ahem!) that I have a very wide range of film interests–from Tinker Bell to Emmanuelle, starring Sylvia Kristel. (I couldn’t resist the rhyme!). Somewhere this side of those extremes are classic cinema (e.g., “Gilda”), musicals (e.g., “My Fair Lady”), dramas (e.g., “Midnight Express”), sci-fi (e.g., “Aliens”), comic book films (e.g., “Marvel’s Avengers”), westerns (e.g., “Once Upon a Time in the West”), war films (e.g., “Enemy at the Gates”), adventure films (e.g., “The Vikings”), spy flicks (e.g., “Salt”), martial arts films (e.g., “Kill Bill”), horror (e.g., the original “Carrie”), suspense (e.g., “Rear Window”), gothic (e.g., “The Fearless Vampire Killers”), comedies (e.g., “Intolerable Cruelty”), road movies (e.g., “Thelma & Louise”), crime dramas (e.g., “L.A. Confidential”), off-beat films (e.g., “Requiem for a Dream”), and creature features (e.g., “Lair of the White Worm”). These titles are examples, and don’t necessarily represent my favorites (although I will give the “western” top spot to Sergio Leone’s masterpiece).
I also have three special collections that feature my favorite actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Audrey Hepburn. Additionally, I have a fair number of James Stewart westerns, including all five directed by Anthony Mann. Also in my collection of well over 500 DVD’s are a good many films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Dario Argento, and Paul Verhoeven. I particularly like films, such as “Inception” and “Mulholland Drive,” that demand repeat viewings, or films that simply must be revisited, such as “Young Frankenstein” or “Bonnie & Clyde,” because they are so incredibly entertaining.
“Here’s looking at you, kid!”