Post by another_ruined_saturday on Aug 14, 2016 22:40:43 GMT
i have some appreciation for 'raging bull' and 'requiem for a dream', although neither are in any way likeable. 'rollerball' was a good bit of seventies sci-fi. 'a room for romeo brass' has an astonishingly weaselly, charismatic performance from paddy considine in an early shane meadows. 'rushmore' is even earlier wes anderson, and features, inevitably, bill murray and jason schwartzman. 'roundhay garden scene' because it's the earliest surviving bit of film (1888) and it's footage of -guess- a garden, in roundhay, leeds (LEEDS-LEEDS-LEEDS). 'the right stuff' because it's noble and i like ed harris!
'reservoir dogs' is one of the earliest examples of modern, cool, conversational dialogue. there are great lines: "are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" to harvey keitel is pretty good; but it's the restaurant scene right near the start, where buscemi's mr pink is arguing against tipping while the rest of the crew disagree...it was a moment when cinema changed - all talking at once - and was brilliantly scripted but brilliantly naturalistic.
'raiders of the lost ark'. my dad picked me up from a friend's house and took me to the cinema. i think he may have said 'it's about an archaeologist'. i didn't want to go and then it was a fabulously swashbuckling ride. the aeroplane travels tracing red lines over the map, shooting the fella with the sword nonchalantly (and even better, it was effectively ad-libbed by harrison ford, too tired from a stomach upset to want to do a fight scene), and the melting nazi faces being the scariest thing i had seen up until that point (at ten years old). who knew archaeologists were cool?