Friday, December 05, 2008

Hey, Shanna, You Made My Cut!

So, one last reminder: we've been leap-frogging and lily-padding up the list in order to fill holes that were created by my reshuffling, a necessity after resuming this hibernating Favorites project. If we were advancing step by step, as we'll soon have the luxury to do, we would have advanced from the Woody Allen duo I unveiled yesterday at #48 to everyone's favorite water-safety crusader at #47, then to three barely consolable women at #46, and then to yet more Woody, at his dearest and most delicate, at #45. I'm hoping all these new entries are luring people back to the ones I wrote before the great Rip Van Winkle nap of 2006-2008.

But any cheerleader who's worth her high kicks is also up to a huge, bounding jump now and then, so if you're vaulting straight from #48 to #44, you're in good company. Just watch your back, and be careful not to upstage anyone who cares even more wildly than you do... (P.S. Slightly edited, since I forgot to explain why I often only want to watch the first half.)

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Blogger Catherine said...

I've been chomping at the bit to see that film for years, but I've never been able to get ahold of it. My dad caught ten minutes of it on tv once and was raving about it, but that's the nearest I've come. I once went into my usual dvd rental place to ask for it. The guy behind the counter, usually engrossed in a film magazine, slowly looked up and blinked at me as I said the name. "...sorry? What was the name of that film?"

I had it on a piece of paper in case I muddled it up. "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom. Do you have it?"

"Uh, I don't think we do, sorry. I'll check the computer in case, but I mean...if we carried it, I'd have watched it before now!".

He did check, and no, they didn't have it. But he told me to wait while he looked it up on IMDB and then we both had a rant about how amazing it looked and how much we wanted to see it!

2:13 PM, December 06, 2008  
Blogger Colin Low said...

Is it just me, or does this above frame you've taken uncannily resemble the wood-toned bottom-leftmost shot, two posts back, of Ada McGrath inscribing her love on a piano key?

-- just one of those random cinematic free-associations.

8:05 PM, December 07, 2008  

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