Yep, it's Friday Night at the Movies with me Geordie mate Gary Davison in the chair. For the second time, Gary's making a guest appearance here, while I'm over at his site making a guest appearance there, and we're... well, perhaps I should just pass the keyboard over to Gary:
Drum roll, please. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Not quite the same as the lion letting rip, but no matter. The challenge this week that Paul and I have come up with is to name our favourite movies from the last four decades. With a couple of wild cards.
1970s – I was jammed between a few here, trapped you could say, but some things did not remain trapped for long in my first selection:
Blazing Saddles – The sheriff of Rockridge and Mongo and beans has never left my mind and every time I watch this I’m doubled over.
1980s – It was my teenage years, which included a small amount of truancy, so it figures that my next choice would be up there:
Ferris Buellers Day Off. 1986, the year I left school. Cool, cool film.
1990s – by now alcohol was playing a part in my life and I was fond of the odd kebab, a combination which the star of my next pick held close to his heart. And like everyone else, I was covering my eyes when anyone dared to go near his prison cell:
Silence of the Lambs – naughty.
00s – It’s modern day (last year, I think) and this film, Bollywood I think they call it, was winning Oscars like no tomorrow. I thought, Nah, not for me, but there were too many five star ratings to ignore, so we went. What a movie. Gritty, sexy, thrilling, edge of your seat and amazingly directed:
My couple of wildcards need no introduction, except to say I will watch these two films, at the right time of the year, for the rest of my life:
Tombstone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Cheers, Gary. Now, put your jacket on, drop the latch and head off to the flicks for a night to remember.
Check out Gary's novels Fat Tuesday and Streakers, and the novel writing competition opportunity A Tale of Two Halves, on Amazon.