This week’s movie marathon features those films that have such amazing concepts, they blow your mind. Not only have these films inspired me to create outside-the-box projects, but they also help me see the world in many different ways. These filmmakers have such great imagination, it’s always a pleasure to enter their reality.
1. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971): Despite this movie being completely and utterly creepy, it is truly amazing. Kubrick so thoughtfully created a world where everything is as dysfunctional as it is intriguing. Although I am glad that Kubrick’s predictions of 1995 were slightly off…milk anyone?
2. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze, 1999): This is probably the coolest concept for a film. Ever. Maybe I’m a bit over-enthusiastic. But it really is that good. First off, you will never see Camero Diaz looking so unglamorous. And then you might just have to do a marathon of all John Malkovich films…just saying.
3. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004): It was hard to believe that Jim Carey almost made it twice in this list, if you have a chance, check out “The Truman Show”. But back to the point, I love this film. It’s like inception without the constant low drone sounds and slow motion shots. It’s such a lovely story, told in such an interesting way.
4. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson, 2009): I could have put all of Wes Anderson’s movies in this list, that man has the imagination of a…wow, see? But to mix Roald Dahl and Anderson together…can you say dream-team much? This film is so lovely, you will giggle the whole way through. And then perhaps try your hand at claymation. (I really should not attempt that again).
That’s it for this week’s Monday Movie Marathon. If you’ve suffered from writer’s block lately, I’m sure these will clear up those imagination vessels. Or you might turn into a psycho-stalker with short-term memory-loss, who dresses up like a fox. Hmmm.