If you had to be trapped inside a movie for 5 days, which movie would you pick?
When you’re like me and you have a multitude of favourite movies, even those movies that you can recite line by line (which I think demonstrates that you have some kind of problem!!), it’s hard to choose just one of them for a scenario such as this.
Initially, my first response was Sex and the City (the first one, and not that ridiculous second one where SJP is really looking considerably older than what she actually is, poor thing) simply because it’s a favourite for so many fashion-loving gay guys and their handbag-swinging gal-pals. Let’s face it, when I saw SATC at the movies, and that scene where Big opens the door to Carrie’s wardrobe with her stiletto feature-wall, every single person in that cinema gasped and clutched their invisible pearl necklace.
Sidenote: One of my absolute favourite moments of that whole movie. I think it’s only outshone by Carrie’s deliciously over-the-top, Vivenne Westwood wedding gown (although, personally, my favourite was the Vera Wang from the Vogue shoot she does in the movie – talk about extravagant!! Oh and special mention to the Dior gown as well.)
I think it’d be so much fun to hang out for a week with the SATC girls, running around New York and shopping up a storm, surrounded by fashion – although I could handle kicking it with Samantha, she’s a bit unhappy.
After all those thoughts were racing through my head within about 15 seconds, the very next movie I thought of was Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and that amazing scene where he leads them through that strange hallway where they seem to turn into giants and he plays the tiny piano to open the door to, perhaps one of the most iconic cinematic scenes that was ever burned into my retinas as a child (great. Now I have that song stuck in my head!)
*sigh* Gene Wilder without a doubt was the PERFECT Willy Wonka, and although I might be 30yrs old, every time I watch this movie, I’m six years old again, watching this scene for the very first time (sometimes I get a bit too emotional watching it), and what kid wouldn’t give their right arm to spend a day inside that chocolate factory, let alone five days!!? I wanna hang out with the Oompa Loompa’s, and try all the new candy that Mr Wonka was working on; hang out with geese that lay gold eggs for easter.
Damn it. Now I wanna watch this movie again.
The third movie that appeared in my head was The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now, I think was about 7 when I first saw this movie. I didn’t really understand what I was watching, I just remember there was a lot of funny costumes, Meatloaf got killed, there was lots of singing and dancing. It wasn’t until a few years later and I’d watched it at least 100 more times that I finally started making sense of what was actually going on in this film.
Certainly not the typical film a 7yr old should be watching… but that’s another story…
Perhaps one of my absolute FAVOURITE movies ever, RHPC is forever burned into my memory. At the drop of a hat I can easily break into song, or quote a line from the movie, I’ve seen it that many times. (is there such a thing as too many times??). I’d love to hang out with Frankenfurter for a week. The ultimate party host, and creator of Rocky (No, not that rocky – with good ol’ mumbly Stallone), that mute-hottie with the incredible body and those gold briefs. Or at least hang around upstairs with Magenta and Columbia and find out all the gossip about Frankie’s latest party… who was there… what happened… etc etc.
Coming in at number four is The Never Ending Story. The movie of a generation, this is one of those cult classics for anybody who grew up in the 80’s. I would have loved to go adventuring with Atreyu, PURELY just so I could ride on Falcor, and help him save Artax. Then once I got to Fantasia, I’d be hanging out with the Child Like Empress, to help save her people. Although I wouldn’t mind hanging out with the Rockbiter, even if he could be a bit annoying at times.
Just behind that would be Return To Oz. Simply so I could go on an adventure with Dorothy to help rescue Scarecrow and keep Dorothy safe… and, also to ask her if she really had shock-therapy, or if it was just acting.