Monday, March 23, 2009

In the spirit of the season...

Take out the sandals, polish the headresses, wave the coconut leaves, and get set for the Lenten Costume Extravaganza movie marathon!

What you need:

1. Food and drinks - lots of them!
2. Tissue - for your tears (from laughter from watching some of the movies)
3. Medicine - for the inevitable headache
4. A good excuse - to not go to work after
5. THESE 10 MOVIES:


CLEOPATRA
(Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963)
The costumes! The gargantuan sets! The stupendous grand entrance to Rome! Elizabeth Taylor inside a carpet! I challenge you to sit through this movie with a straight face!



THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
(Cecil B. DeMille, 1956)
"Get your stinking paws off me you damn, dirty..." oops, wrong movie. Moses parts the Red Sea. 'Nuff said!



SPARTACUS
(Stanley Kubrick, 1960)



BEN-HUR
(William Wyler, 1959)
The chariot race alone is worth the price of the admission.



JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
(Norman Jewison, 1973)
In which a bunch of hippies get high on drugs then stage a musical in the desert.



THE LIFE OF BRIAN
(Terry Jones, 1979)
Classic romp from the Monty Python gang.



BEN-HUR
(Fred Niblo, et al, 1925)
A much better film than the 1959 version. But then again, it doesn't have Charlton Heston. (Watch the whole movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqI8hwTTN54&feature=PlayList&p=FED1E7A3ECE05BF1&index=0&playnext=1)



QUO VADIS
(Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann, 1951)



THE ROBE
(Henry Koster, 1953)
"Victor Mature." That name is right up there with "Afrika Bambaataa" and "IƱigo Montoya."



GLADIATOR
(Ridley Scott, 2000)
Almost didn't make it for taking themselves too seriously. Whatever, Russel Crowe. You're in a skirt, dodging CGI tigers!




Suggested alternative Lenten/Holy Week/ summer movie marathon programs:

PROGRAM A: Himala / Itim / Kisapmata / Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang / Nunal Sa Tubig / Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag / batch '81 / Moral / Sister Stella L. / Oro, Plata, Mata


PROGRAM B: Grease / My Girl / Stand By Me / Forrest Gump / Lost In Yonkers / The Royal Tenenbaums / Do The Right Thing / Lilo & Stitch / 50 First dates / Meatballs

3 comments:

caryn said...

hahahaha! i burst out laughing when i saw the life of brian included in the list ;-)

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