Essential movies…

I have been wasting a lot of time over on FlickChart building a list of what I consider to be essential movies, all of which I want to watch with my son when he is old enough as part of his education. So far, the list is 318 movies long and still growing. That’s over 6 years of weekly movie-night material. We’d better get started!

I won’t share the whole list with you, just the top 10 as it currently stands. This could change at any moment, though.

10. Pulp Fiction
9. The Shawshank Redemption
8. Jaws
7. No Country for Old Men
6. Alien/Aliens
5. The Godfather Parts I and II
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Vertigo
2. Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi
1. The Big Lebowski

Source: Image Gallery: Quentin vs Coen – Flavorwire.


The Big Lebowski (as Told by Donny)

I’m going through one of my notebooks and saving out the good stuff. Here is a “found” poem, so to speak: a summary of The Big Lebowski, as told (mostly) by Donny’s lines of dialogue, with just a little help from Walter. Enjoy.

The Big Lebowski
(as told by Donny)

[Donny, you're out of your element.]

He peed on the Dude’s rug–
His name’s Lebwoski? That’s your name, Dude.
What’s a pedarast, Walter?
I am the Walrus.
Who has your undies, Walter?
Phone’s ringing, Dude.
We’ll be near the In-and-Out Burger.
Those are good burgers, Walter.
Are these the Nazis, Walter?

[Donny was a good bowler, and a good man.]