LET’S HEAR FROM THE MOVIE BUFFS
This month we introduce you to some movie buffs to see what films they and their fans love to watch. Find ideas to consider for curating films for the upcoming months.
The Favorite Movies of Famous People
Have you ever wondered what your favorite movie stars rate as their number 1 film of all time? We found the top 30 list at Mentalfloss and highlight some here.
GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
In 2006, ELLE asked Diesel, “Have you ever watched a movie and identified with a character romantically?” The actor replied, “Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind.
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
“It was the only film my parents allowed me to see as a kid.”
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
“You can look at it over and over and ponder its meaning,” According to a Tom Hanks fan site, he’s watched 2001 approximately 40 times.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)
The “Times Topics” page for Hayek at The New York Times website reported: “At 6, she was smitten with acting after seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002) AND THE INSIDER (1999)
“I loved Punch-Drunk Love. It revved me up to write something. It’s a simple story, but it proves it’s all in the details.”
I COULD GO ON SINGING (1963)
For You Gotta See This, Theron told Pearlman that I Could Go On Singing is “the best movie I’ve ever seen,” and then said—twice—”It’s my favorite film of all time.” …do you know this movie? We didn’t, but now we do. Thanks Charlize.
PILLOW TALK (1959)
For Pearlman’s You Gotta See This, Thurman revealed her favorite, explaining: “All my life I wanted to be Doris Day. One of my favorites is Pillow Talk. It’s a light, breezy romp of a film that’s so much fun to watch. I love that Doris didn’t play anyone but herself in her movies.”
BEST CAR MOVIES
The Drive-in has made a comeback like never before.
Let’s celebrate cinema’s fondest bygone era and take a spin with Film Junkie’s excellent car movie suggestions like Ford v. Ferrari, Fast and the Furious (F9), Mad Max and Gone in 60 Seconds.
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