A good friend sent me an idea for a film challenge last week, probably knowing it would either make my head explode or help my working day go that little bit faster. A time waster to busy the mind as I worked away.
- You get to live in 3 movies for 3 days?
- Each one has to be different but your last film you would have to stay in forever!
- What would you choose ?
So of course my first 3 choices had to be funny. A theme! Then sit back and wait for the reply to be WTAF! “You kept quiet about that dudette!“
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) (To stay in forever!)
Haha Joking aside these sort of things do mess with my head. I tend to over think them and the brain cogs can audibly be heard, creaking and grinding through the gears. Thousands of films begin to flash on by as I try and whittle them down to three! So I start thinking if I go there in that film I’m gonna die, or that one would be way too depressing in real life. What about staying the day in that film? “But then the aliens come and feast on my cranium juices like it’s creme brulee!” OK what about? “You know it? It would of course be me that gets caught and spends the one day with a prison sentence!” I got it, how about? “No way, Leon Kowalski sure to show up in a mood and rip my arms and legs off!” You get what I’m saying right?
A few hours pass on by. I got a small batch to go with. Now can I choice the 3? Do I make the right decisions?
But first a few “day” ones that crossed my mind.
- I could enjoy a meal and drinks in Rick’s Café Américain as Sam (Dooley Wilson) tinkers on the piano keys. Watching and chatting to Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) in Casablanca (1942).
- Go bowling and watching Layla (Christina Ricci) tap dance for me in Buffalo 66 (1998). The scene is HERE
- Sit chatting, drinking and smoking with Tommy (Steve Buscemi) in the bar in Tree’s Lounge (1996). Might find we relate on many things as we moan the night away.
- Then cheer things up wrapped up warm in Bedford Falls doing window shopping in the snow as George Bailey (James Stewart) joyfully runs by shouting “Merry Christmas” in It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). The scene is HERE
There’s so many countless possibilities. The hard part is to pick three with that last one being to stay forever! So here goes…
- Lost in Translation (2003)
One day sat in the hotel bar with the slightly cheesy night time jazz band playing in the background. The lights of Tokyo reflecting through the glass, looking like the set of Blade Runner. Sit lounging as the lady sings jazz standards. Relaxed with a Suntory whisky. Watching Bob Harris (Bill Murray) innocently making eyes at Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) as they chain smoke cigarettes. Sat in the surroundings of that cool bar, tapping my foot, happily gazing, people watching and completely chilled. I’d love to hang out there. Hopefully one day I could afford to go for real. The New York Bar is situated on the top floor of the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo. Looks so stylish, modern and chic. I’d have to remember to pack the de-fuzzer. Couldn’t leave a trail of my wolf hairs behind in there.
2) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
I would like to wander around the retro-futurism styled space station and waiting room in 2001 Space Odyssey. Pop my head in the Howard Johnson’s Earthlight Room. Send a message home sat in the picturephone booth. Gaze through the windows as the spacecraft arrive and take off. Kick back and relax on one of the red chairs in the waiting room. Listening in as Dr. Heywood R. Floyd (William Sylvester), Dr. Andrei Smyslov (Leonard Rossiter) and their female counterparts talk scientific stuff which I have no hope in understanding. Ideally I’d like to to travel in one of the revolving ships with the sexy ladies with the egg turpan’s on. Though I know Hal 9000 would jettison me out the airlock at some point through the journey. No, I’ll be more than happy pottering around the space station for my one day.
3) Barbarella (1968)
The last choice! To stay in said chosen film forever! A hard choice. (pun intended hehe). OK I’d just stay in Barbarella’s (Jane Fonda) amazing comfy looking fluffy-lined spaceship, just blending into the decor with my fur. Waiting for her daily return from her important space adventures. Waving at her through the porthole window as she smiles back. Ready for that most beautiful scene of her undressing from her spacesuit in zero-g as… I float naked alongside her. Sorry for the image hehe. There’s no chance of this happening but if by chance we got bored of each other and she doesn’t vaporize me with her ray-gun, I could take myself off for one blissful go in the orgasm, excessive-pleasure, machine.
So there you have it. At least I go out with a smile on my face. 🙂
Feel free to play along if you want. I’d love to see your choices.