Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I've Got A Thing About Chickens

Spent an instructive evening learning there can only be one winner in the game of Try To Match Mickey Rourke Cig For Cig while watching clunky (sorry, I mean "cult") 80s voodoo 'n' amnesia flick Angel Heart. Poor light stopped play about three quarters of the way through, at which point the score was Mickey 10, Patroclus 1. Well smoked, sir.

The more assiduous among you will have observed that I am ploughing through my DVD collection (total: 5) in strict alphabetical order, Nick Hornby style, which means that tonight's entertainment is likely to be fantastic Johnny-Depp-in-angora-sweater romp Ed Wood.

Unless anyone has any recommendations for films beginning with B, C or D that I can buy on my way home...

21 comments:

Wyndham said...

Breakfast At Tiffany's. Another lovely Audrey for you.

patroclus said...

Do you know I've never seen that? Must nip to MVC (I know, but it's all we've got in Chiswick) forthwith.

Kalista said...

Casablanca. Tis a classic!

lauren said...

death becomes her? fantastic comedy

hen said...

Debbie does Dallas? Lots of Ds there.

Pashmina said...

Ermm.. Being John Malkovitch, Charade (more Audrey but with added Cary), Donnie Brasco (more Johhny. What more could you ask?)
Though I suspect this might be too little, too late...

Jack Spanners said...

American Beauty, An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, Big, Blues Brothers, Dozens of Carry on and Confessions films...

Not heard of that Debbie Does Dallas thing...might need to track that one down. Is Larry Hagman in it?

patroclus said...

Yes, and Debbie McGee.

Smat said...

Balamory, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dora the Explorer.

lauren said...

bob the builder

Catpee said...

Ah, I've found you!!

I've not seen the breakfast film either. In fact I haven't seen anything "classic" really. Well I've seen Citizen Kane several times if that counts.

BiScUiTs said...

I've sort of seen Breakfast at Tiffanys, my sister has it on DVD. I only ever see bit's of many films though.

cello said...

Bringing Up Baby (double points there), Carry on Camping, (ditto) Dumbo.
You need to have some happy endings right now. But you can still cry in the middles, especially in Dumbo.

hen said...

Dumbo has elephants in it which makes it a double letter score.

hen said...

That is the one - the plot is Debbie McGee is hired by the mob to take out the cast of Dallas. Good but not really a classic.

Catpee said...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

patroclus said...

Wow, so many suggestions. Thank you. Looks like I'd better join Blockbuster rather than bankrupt myself at MVC, then.

Wyndham said...

DareDevil - that has two DDs in it but is sadly a lame film, so forget that. It's the following morning anyway, so whatever you've watched has come and gone.

patroclus said...

Ah yes. But don't worry, there's still time for D, as last night I watched superficial "offbeat" romcom Benny & Joon. There's a high preponderance of Johnny Depp movies in my limited collection. That is, of course, entirely coincidental. *Ahem*.

Wyndham said...

Is that the one where he plays some kind of idiot?

Or am I thinking of Matt Damon?

patroclus said...

He plays a sort of idiot-savant (more of the former than the latter, though) who can't read or write and insists on larking about in "hilarious" fashion with mops, irons and the like. But hey, it's Johnny Depp. He can do anything he likes as far as I'm concerned.

You may be thinking of Matt Damon in unwatchable maths-based drama Good Will Hunting. Whose sole redeeming feature is tip-top miserabilist Elliott Smith soundtrack, for which, in a huge miscarriage of justice, the late Smith was pipped to the 1997 Best Original Song Oscar by Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".