AWOL on the Classics

22 Oct
2013

It happens about once a week. My partner and I will be sitting amongst family or friends laughing away when it comes about in conversation that I have yet to see a particular film. My partner looks over at me, lets out a frustrated ‘gyah’ and shakes his hands in the air. What I appear to have often missed out on is a classic or cult film. That’s not to say that I have had a misspent childhood. In fact, my siblings and I grew up watching old TV classics like Lost in Space alongside more recent pop culture hits like Seinfeld. Although combine that with my father’s interest in wrestling shows like WWF might help explain something. My interpretation of classic films must differ to my partners. I hold children’s films like ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Ewoks Caravan of Courage’ in high esteem (the former due to my keen interest in David Bowie)…is that wrong? Suffice to say that there is a growing list of films that my partner wishes for me to see.

Bowie gif

Dreamboat Bowie in Labyrinth

In the interest of keeping up with the Jones, I would like you, dear reader; to add on any suggestions I should add to the Classic Films That Krystina Has Yet To See list.

The Classic Films That Krystina Has Yet To See list

Good Morning Vietnam

Rainman

The Graduate

The Usual Suspects

The Matrix

The Power of One

Monty Python (in general)

Pulp Fiction

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Star Wars series

4 Responses to “AWOL on the Classics”

  1. thevinsomniac October 22, 2013 at 9:25 AM #

    In a similar vein, we had some friends over on Saturday evening so I consequently spent most of Saturday in the kitchen – cleaning, prepping, cooking. To assist me I had local radio station 97.3 Brisbane playing, and it was a day of non-stop 80s classics – heaven!

    So, once we turned the radio of, conversation turned to…what’s the ‘best’ 80s film?

  2. Graeme October 22, 2013 at 10:08 AM #

    The ORIGINAL Graduate of course! On the other hand the remake of Sabrina is better than the original IMHO, but Breakfast in Tiffanys, Dr Zhivago, Singing in the Rain, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sleepless in Seattle, and of course, Casablanca.
    See Rocky Horror live if at all possible.
    Read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, forget the film.
    You may still not know all the quotes, but you will have had lots of fun.
    (Disclaimer: this list is not yet definitive nor complete)

  3. Cee Emm October 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    Citizen Kane is also an intersting film..black and white.
    and you have to watch the old Stooges so you know what I am doing when I want to poke you in the eyes or slap you on the head . You must also learn the song to The Beverly Hillbillies to be park of a group and break out into song everynow and again with your father. Black Gold !

  4. Cee Emm October 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

    and dont forget ‘The Castle’, great aussie film.

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