Monday, July 18, 2011

My 10 Favorite Firsts

Anna at Split Reel concocted a pretty rad list all with, well, it's a fairly self-explanatory title. I was left with absolutely no choice whatsoever but to rip it off. Wish me luck.

My Favorite Directorial Debut:
"The Myth Of Fingerprints" by Bart Freundlich (And likely the only good movie he'll ever make.)


My Favorite Acting Debut:
Kate Winslet, "Heavenly Creatures"


The First Movie Theater Experience That Moved Me:
"Groundhog Day" (Read About It Here)


The First Film Character I Had The Hots For:
Sloane Peterson, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


The First Film Character That Annoyed The Hell Out Of Me:
Jim Carrey as The Riddler


The First French Film I Saw:
"La Cage aux Folles"


The First Asian Movie I Saw:
"Rashomon."


The First Movie Poster On My Wall:
"Ghostbusters"


The First Time I Thought The Film Was Better Than The Book:
"Jurassic Park"


The First Time I Realized Robert De Niro Is A Genius:
Jimmy Conway in "Goodfellas"

7 comments:

Castor said...

Awesome firsts! My first movie poster was Batman Begins.

Nicholas Prigge said...

Ah, Batman Begins. You know, I finally just got around to my second viewing of Inception (working on a post about it) and it made me realize even more how much I think Batman Begins is truly Nolan's best work.

Daryl said...

I'm pretty sure both of you meant "Batman Forever," but I guess I never realized Nolan directed that.

Nicholas Prigge said...

Uh, did you SEE what movie character I said annoyed the hell out of me? Or is this merely your attempt at "comedy"?

5plitreel said...

Such a classic poster that Ghostbusters one, I need to get round to updating my 'collection'. At the moment my wall is covered with old comics so, not enough room!

Great picks! Still haven't seen Heavenly Creatures. : - O

simoncolumb said...

nice list! gotta say - the ol' riddler i kinda liked him! and nut-job two-face played by tommy lee jones. in fact, batman forever was a pretty crazy film.

Nicholas Prigge said...

5plitreel: Oh, you so need to see Heavenly Creatures. Not just for Kate. It's a certified masterpiece all the way around, if you ask me.

Simon: Batman Forever was just too much Schumacher for me, too amped up, too much of too much. Although I did kind of like Val Kilmer in the title role. Then again I always kind of like Val Kilmer.