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Name: Tanya
Age: 20

Top Ten Movies (in no particular order):
1.The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, (1994)
2.The Warriors, (1979)
3.Harold and Maude, (1971)
4.Pumpkin, (2002)
5.Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, (2000)
6.The Last Dragon, (1985)
7.Gidget, (1959)
8.The Philadelphia Story, (1940)
9.Do The Right Thing, (1989)
10.Freeway, (1996)

Comments

themis
Feb. 12th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
A lot of the movies on this list are newer movies. So, could you talk about why you like Gidget and The Philadelphia Story enough to include them despite the (sometimes vast!) age difference?
juneprota
Feb. 13th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
The Philadelphia Story: Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewert. 'Nuff said.

Seriously though, the acting is what makes The Philadelphia Story great. I also enjoyed the story itself. There are moments in the movie that you'd never see in a movie today - the hero of the film pushing his wife to the ground, the secondary hero drunk driving, etc. The Philadelphia Story is a romance, but it approached the genre in an interesting way. The heroine of the story is basically told that she's an uptight bitch and that's why she fails in romance. She's told this repeatedly by several different characters. It felt like a very truthful way to approach romance. It wasn't about finding "the one." It was about accepting the faults of the one you have. The film itself was refreshing and felt modern to me, despite the brief misogynistic moments.

Gidget is a fluffy, feel-good film. And, like The Philadelphia Story, it felt very modern. It's a about a tomboy that doesn't care about boys or love or romance. She just cares about the surf. It's a positive image for young women. Of course she ends up falling for Moondoggie, but she doesn't let it consume her or change who she is (my pet peeve with Grease).
themis
Feb. 14th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes.
It wasn't about finding "the one." It was about accepting the faults of the one you have. The film itself was refreshing and felt modern to me, despite the brief misogynistic moments.

That is why I love it too. It's not that Tracy and Dexter are perfect people - they're not! But they're the only ones who know enough about themselves and each other to ever make it work. The misogyny bothers me, but I think despite those undertones it's actually a very progressive movie. (And Cary Grant helps too.)

Of course she ends up falling for Moondoggie, but she doesn't let it consume her or change who she is (my pet peeve with Grease).

My mother still won't let us watch Grease because of that! Have you ever seen The Reluctant Debutante? It's another Sandra Dee movie, and while it is fluffy in the extreme and very much a fairy tale, it has the same theme about not letting a guy change you.