Sunday evening lists

Desert Island films–the five films I would want with me if I ever washed up on some distant shore with my solar-powered DVD player:

Kill Bill Vols. 1&2 (counts as one film because they are one film)

Constantine (and don’t tell me how miscast Keanu Reeves was. I never read the graphic novels on which the movie was based. I only know this version of the story, and I like it fine)

A Christmas Carol (the Alastair Sim version)

WALL-E (for that first half-hour, especially)

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (it’s my favorite movie of the bunch for the promise of a family for Harry, and the relatively happy ending)

Top 5 Desert Island books (paper version, because otherwise it’s every book I own on an e-reader and then what’s the point of lists?):

Good Omens
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Smiley’s People (cheating, but it’s really one story)
Mapp & Lucia (the omnibus. really cheating here)
Feet of Clay (hard to pick a favorite Discworld novel, but I have to go with this one because it features my favorite bit of Vimes-Vetinari repartee)
Lords & Ladies (2nd favorite Discworld novel, and the first one I ever read. I didn’t know who was the character who spoke ALL IN CAPS. I thought he was just some wizard. And because a Nanny & Granny book is a necessity)

2 thoughts on “Sunday evening lists”

  1. I *liked* Constantine. It is one of the movies that I can rewatch over and over again and one of the few that I wish they would make a sequel for.

    Okay, I’ll play:

    The Muppet Movie – my most favorite movie of all time
    Spaceballs – I watch this more than I ever have Star Wars
    The Nightmare Before Christmas – love the visuals, love the songs
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – yep, a total cheat but I’ve gotta have my eye-candy
    The Color Purple – I’ve watched this countless time and I *still* cry with joy at the end

    Good Omens – I give this one an annual re-read
    The Newford Stories – my first introduction to Charles de Lint was in this omnibus that I got from the science fiction book club when I was in high school
    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden – also frequently re-read
    Dune – when I read this for the first time, I was utterly impressed by the complexity and completeness…still am
    The Last Herald-Mage – also an omnibus from sfbc that I read in high school and many times since

  2. I would like to see a Constantine sequel too, especially if they could get Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare to reprise their parts.

    I enjoyed Nightmare. Not quite enough to bump one of my top 5, but it is a sweet flick. I love Zero.

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