Monday, 14 July 2014

MOVIE MONDAY - 10 G's

“Film spectators are quiet vampires.” - Jim Morrison

For Movie Monday, something completely different. Here are ten films I’ve watched all beginning with the letter “G”. They are all notable in some way and some of them are extremely enjoyable. See what you think of my list, and if you like, construct a similar list of titles of films you’ve seen and liked beginning with the letter of your choice!

Gadjo Dilo (1997; Romania/France) - Stéphane, a young Frenchman from Paris, travels to Romania. He is looking for the singer Nora Luca, whom his father had heard and admired before his death, but on the road, Stéphane finds more than he bargained for. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122082/)

Gaslight (1944; US) – Classic George Cukor film noire, with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036855/)

Gattacca (1997; US) – A science fiction movie that explores the theme of eugenics and is set in a “Brave New World” type of dystopia. It is about the struggle of human spirit against totalitarianism (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953; US) – Great comedy/parody with Marilyn Monroe, which is an interesting social commentary of the times (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045810/)

Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003; US/UK/Lux) – Excellent film inspired by a great painting by Vermeer. Beautifully shot and exploring artistic inspiration and motivation (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335119/)

Glen or Glenda (1953; US) – An amazingly bad film by a terrible director, Ed Wood. However, it is a genuine film about a topic that was very much taboo in the 50s. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045826/)

Goodbye Mr Chips (1939; US) – A classic film of a topic dear to my heart – a teacher’s relationship with his students. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031385/)

Good Will Hunting (1997; US) – Another film on the topic of shaping young minds (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119217/)

Grand Hotel (1932; US) – Greta Garbo strutting her stuff together with a bouquet of other stars of the 30s in a plush Berlin hotel where "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022958/)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967; US) - Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn give great performances next to Sidney Poitier. “You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061735/)

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