My List of Shame: 12 Films by @MisterGreggles

Reading my compatriots’ introductions, I am falling in love with this idea. I interviewed Twitch Film’s James Marsh last year. One of the series he curates for that site is “Full Disclosure: Twitch’s Lists of Shame.” Editors are brought together to admit, watch and write-up their reaction to oft overlooked blind spots in their pop culture knowledge. And, just like my peers here, I can’t wait to dive in. We ALL have these movies that everyone around us swears by — like the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, or the benchmark of the French New Wave, Breathless — and your best friend or even your sibling will not let you forget how alien you are — how much of a failure you are — for missing that one film. You can play it off, but we all know what lurks in the hearts of film fans: shame. And, this year, we rectify that. Here’s my list:

1. Some Like it Hot (1959)

2. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

4. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

5. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

6. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

7. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

8. Breathless (1960)

9. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

10. It Happened One Night (1934) / His Girl Friday (1940)

11. Sabrina (1954)

12. Hell in the Pacific (1968)


2 thoughts on “My List of Shame: 12 Films by @MisterGreggles

    • Cinema Paradiso has haunted me throughout film school and whenever i see certain friends from college. I can’t get away with it any longer. Same goes for Napoleon Dynamite. Unfortunately, I might have to watch it twice because I’m already going in with negative expectations. I’m really a fan of Nacho Libre though, so it gets points just in connection.

      On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Cinema Shame

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