3 Film Challenge To Live In Each Movie

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)
Tootsie (1982)
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…

  1. 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.

18 thoughts on “3 Film Challenge To Live In Each Movie

  1. (1) THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) A day of debauchery it certainly would be. If I played my cards right I might even be able to hitch a ride of the back of Meatloaf’s Harley. Fishnets anyone?
    (2) LOGAN’S RUN (1976) I’d spend the day on one condition – that I could visit with an under- the-age-of-30 version of myself… because you know… would want to survive the day.
    (3) THE BLUE LAGOON (1980) Ok, I would kind of be a third wheel on the island to the resident glamour couple – Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. But I’m hopeful I could eek out an existence somewhere on the other side of the island surviving on bananas, cooked fish, coconuts and sublime views.

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    • Brilliant choices Glen haha you can’t beat a bit of debauchery, a Harley and some laddered fishnets. That really made me laugh.
      Of course you would have to be pre 20s. We don’t wanna be seeing any palm crystal colour changes. Sure you could out run Logan with your 5k skills though. Oh my, a whole day with Jessica 6 would be divine.
      Dude I’m sure you’ll be dueling with Richard in the ring of death to get your hands on his sister, Emmeline. TBH you’d be doing god’s work and I’m sure Em would be cheer-leading from the sidelines in a grass skirt and nothing else. She loved her brother but she wants that macho teenaged man Glen. Living on the other side of island looking after yourself does sounds good too. Off for a walk you bump into the two siblings at it again… You let out a “eeuuck” as you pass on by in your palm leaf thong…

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  2. Great post 🙂 Since I am still feeling depressed about Covid-19, I think my three choices for now would be three Ernest Lubitsch comedies, here are the three choices below and keep up the great work as always 🙂

    1. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiling_Lieutenant

    2. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trouble_in_Paradise_(1932_film)

    3. Design for Living (1933)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_for_Living_(film)

    P.S. have you ever seen any of the television works of late great British dramatist Dennis Potter? He did some really great stuff. Here is a link below

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Potter

    He is also one of a handful of people who saw right through Rupert Murdoch from day one 🙂

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    • Never heard of any of those three so I can’t comment on what your life would be like within those films but reading about “The Lubitsch Touch” and the superjoke. “You had a joke, and you felt satisfied, and then there was one more big joke on top of it.” LOL sounds like you will be doing a lot of laughing during your day/days.

      Pennies from Heaven was always on as a kid but I never really watched it but The Singing Detective is very memorable with Michael Gambon playing Philip Marlow all mashed up and burnt. One that went over my head back then but feel I would appreciate it so much more now. Maybe one I’d revisit one day.
      Not seen it or even heard of it but Cold Lazarus, that sounds insane!!!!??

      Typical “content from Channel 4 blocked in your country!”

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      • I think you will love those Lubitsch comedies and it is really interesting reading on various sites all the different definitions of “The Lubitsch Touch” 🙂

        I had a feeling the Dennis Potter was blocked in the UK because I gave that link to another British blogger (beetleypete) and he replied that he got the same message. Sorry about that. I hate it when that happens. All of Potter’s works are masterful and The Singing Detective seems to stand out as his crowning achievement. Since you could not watch what he said online in the UK, here is the quote below where he blasted Rupert Murdoch in an interview a few months before his unfortunate death

        “As a writer you will know that one of the favourite fantasy plots of a writer is, a character’s told ‘you’ve got three months to live,’ and who would you kill? I call my cancer Rupert, so I can get close to it. Because that man, Murdoch, is the one who, if I had the time (I’ve got too much writing to do…) I would shoot the bugger if I could. There is no one person more responsible for the pollution of what was already a fairly polluted press. And the pollution of the British press is an important part of the pollution of British political life, and it’s an important part of the cynicism and misperception of our own realities that is destroying so much of our political discourse.”

        “The Long Goodbye,” The Guardian (6 April 1994); the quote is from Potter’s final television interview with Melvyn Bragg (5 April 1994)

        Here is the Wikiquote link to Dennis Potter quotes

        https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dennis_Potter

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        • Wow he certainly had a hatred for RM. Can’t say I’ve ever heard any thing nice or good said about him! Mr Potter sure kept it honest. Thanks for the quote. I think I saw the whole Melvyn Bragg episode with Dennis up on YT. Might watch it one day. The South Bank Show and it’s theme music was a big part of TV life back then. Whether you really watched it or not, it was on in the background.
          Cheers

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  3. Well, let’s see…first I’d want to try living in the 1950s, plus I’d want to visit an old-time ballpark and watch a baseball game (hopefully a doubleheader), so I’d go with ‘Angels in the Outfield’, and spend a day at Forbes Field. Then I’d want to re-visit the 1970s, but in a good way (NOT on a boat being attacked by a giant shark), so perhaps ‘Breaking Away’, where I could spend time in a small Midwestern town and maybe go bike riding while I’m there. And then, finally, I’d hang forever in the ’80s, in sunny Southern California, with a bunch of hot babes…so ‘The Beach Girls’ it is!

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    • BREAKING AWAY – such a classic ‘coming of age’ 1970’s movie.
      Apparently this film was ranked eighth on the List of America’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies compiled by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 2006.
      This is the scene where young Dave’s hero-worship of the Italian Cycling team comes to a crashing halt, signaling another (painful) transitory step to him becoming his own person.

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    • Love the choices and the reasons Todd. I can see how exciting the Forbes Field would be for a baseball fan esp as the buggers knocked it down. You’ll sure to hear ‘Guffy’ McGovern shouting and swearing out on the field.
      Good to read you get the task in hand too. So I understand it would of been so hard not to pick Jaws. But it would be no fun not going out for a swim with Brody watching from the side line or even going on a round the harbour trip and a beer with Quint. However if it meant getting chomped! Well Breakaway sounds perfect. I’ve not seen it but I had it ready to go for years. Darn the need to watch list mountain.
      I haven’t seen The Beach Girls either. Looking at the imagines it looks a lovely place to spend the rest of time in. I wonder how long it would take for Scott and Carl to disappear in a freak boating accident? Already for a Sarah, Ginger, Ducky and Todd sandwich.

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