Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hump Day Top 5 List: Recent Movies That Will Be Classics in 2020

This is pretty sketchy as I haven't really gone to many movies since the invention of the dee-vee-dee, but I'll bet you-all can come up with full five-item lists.

1. Fahrenheit 9/11 - It encapsulates a crucial moment of rage and political idiocy in America.

2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy - There's just so much in it - as a narrative, as a specimen of filmaking, as a cultural icon - that film fans will be dissecting and enjoying it forever.

3. The Dukes of Hazzard - I'm half kidding, but this is just the sort of thing that will be a permanent cult classic. The 15th anniversary micro-DVD will come out just about when Jessica Simpson leaves prison.

4. Lost in Translation - Unlike most movies and even most classics, this one is practically timeless. The emotional charge of the story will be as powerful in 15 years as it was when it came out. Even if Scarlett Johansson goes to prison, too.

5. Rushmore - Genius on the big screen, genius now, genius when my teenagers watch it.

Your lists are welcomed so I know what the hell to rent at the video store.