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More Preserves [Apr. 29th, 2005|09:51 am]
Zoethe
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As an overwhelming number of you already know, judging from the comment count, the charming, witty, and too-sexy-for-his-shirt Ferrett asked yesterday what book you would memorize to preserve literature in a Farenheit 451 universe.

Well. Books aren't all there is to culture, you know. If civilization-as-we-know-it were destroyed, we would lose a lot more that we love. And only a dedicated priesthood of generous souls could save...the movies.

There exists already one such priest, in the form of Charles Ross, the performer of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings. Thanks to this dedicated fellow, these stories will not be lost to the ravages of anti-culturalism.

So what movie would you choose, and why? Remember, you have to perform the movie, not just give a synposis of it. Deep Throat may not be your best choice. It doesn't have to be mainstream, or a theatrical release. It just needs to be on film.

Remember ONE MOVIE! And not one that someone else already has. Greediness will be rewarded with mockery a la Ferrett.

I get to go first, of course. I would preserve "The Pirates of Penzance" because I'd have so much fun singing it.

(I'm not expecting nearly as big a response, but I thought it would be amusing.)
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[User Picture]From: caudelac
2005-04-29 01:54 pm (UTC)
Salome's Last Dance.

:D
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-29 01:58 pm (UTC)
PRINCESS BRIDE!

I beat everyone. Nyah.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-29 01:59 pm (UTC)
"Too-sexy-for-his-shirt"?
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[User Picture]From: myrrhdusa
2005-04-29 01:58 pm (UTC)
The one I would probably be best at performing is Grease.

I still have it memorized from that summer as a kid that I watched nothing else...
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[User Picture]From: old_hedwig
2005-04-29 01:59 pm (UTC)
Harold and Maude
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[User Picture]From: alexmegami
2005-04-29 02:00 pm (UTC)
Princess Bride, because it would be so easy to remember. That entire friggin' movie is quotable.

(Not a great cultural benefit, really, but I'd get to fence with myself.)
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-29 02:03 pm (UTC)
WRONG!
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2005-04-29 02:01 pm (UTC)
The colour purple, a potent reminder that it is possible to reach for our inner strength and change the most appalling situations with the support of others.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-04-29 02:02 pm (UTC)
Kiss My Blood. Best movie ever.
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[User Picture]From: moocowrich
2005-04-29 02:06 pm (UTC)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

There's no way you can tell me there's anything more fun to act out than Monty Python and the Holy Grail!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-29 02:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

No, that's an excellent choice. I can't argue.
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[User Picture]From: daemonnoire
2005-04-29 02:07 pm (UTC)
"Dark City" because I'd want to be able to sing "Sway With Me" while wearing a hot torch singer gown.
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[User Picture]From: tweezlebum
2005-04-29 02:08 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I want to imagine the world without some "The Breakfast Club" in it.
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[User Picture]From: dharawal
2005-04-29 02:10 pm (UTC)
Wizard Of Oz

because it's all about hope and helping and home.
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[User Picture]From: weirman
2005-04-29 02:12 pm (UTC)
I've got Dead Poet's Society. Not only is a great film and important to my emotional development (and therefore the emotional development of future generations after I perform it) but it lets me stand in a room and bellow "YAWLP" at the top of my lungs.

Who wouldn't want to do that?
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-04-29 02:12 pm (UTC)

Strictly Ballroom

After much internal debate (Raising Arizona? Brazil? Casablanca? Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan?) I decided on Strictly Ballroom because the world will need a movie about Australian Amateur Ballroom Dancing. And I can dance parts of it.
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[User Picture]From: weirman
2005-04-29 02:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Strictly Ballroom

Heh. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would be a lot of fun to perform by your lonesome.
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[User Picture]From: corwinok
2005-04-29 02:21 pm (UTC)

Bring the meteor to the Skeleton

Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, because camp that good must not be lost for all eternity.
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2005-04-29 02:45 pm (UTC)
Great icon by the way. :)
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[User Picture]From: chaosdancer
2005-04-29 02:24 pm (UTC)
Rebecca, because it would be fun to stalk around acting all timid/mysterious/scary as hell (the nameless Mrs. Dewinter/Maxim/Mrs. Danvers). Besides, I've already got that one pretty much memorized. :)
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2005-04-29 02:27 pm (UTC)
Dude. Aliens - because thanks to my brother, I nearly know the whole script ANYWAY. :)

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[User Picture]From: ahsirakh
2005-04-29 02:29 pm (UTC)
I can't pick anything. Unlike books, whose text may be replicated via word of mouth, movies are an experience that mere play-acting could never compensate.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-29 02:30 pm (UTC)
Alas, a favorite lost to time because you couldn't choose....

;-)
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[User Picture]From: archmage45
2005-04-29 02:33 pm (UTC)

1776! Though not going for one of the Star Trek movies does hurt a little...
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[User Picture]From: kerrypolka
2005-04-29 08:31 pm (UTC)
Good choice!
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[User Picture]From: torricus
2005-04-29 11:33 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't want to live in a world without that movie. Excellent choice.
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2005-04-29 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh this is neat idea. My first two choices are gone, so I'd have to say "Shawshank Redemption" - a beautiful movie and though losing Morgan Freemna's performance would be painful, half of what makes the movie so beautiful is the dialog so it's worth preserving. :)
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2005-04-29 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, good choice!
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From: ewtikins
2005-04-29 02:39 pm (UTC)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
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[User Picture]From: paradoxicalme
2005-04-29 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing the theatre production of that tonight!
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[User Picture]From: djeu
2005-04-29 02:48 pm (UTC)
Airplane. It'll never go out of date. Well, maybe, but it has the best oneliners ever.

Although I'd also be happy with either of the first two Naked Guns.
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-04-29 02:52 pm (UTC)

Singin' Torch Songs

Either Singin' in the Rain or On the Town, because the world will need singing and that sort of easy-to-like humor (and I do a mean Lena Lamont, and most people won't realize just how not Gene Kelly my dancing is.) Or possibly Torch Song Trilogy, because we need to understand how complicated human relationships are, and it's got music, and I have good chunks of it already memorized.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2005-04-29 03:04 pm (UTC)
Allow me to be the first to perfect my heavy breathing and choose -- no, not THAT kind of movie! Geez. The Empire Strikes Back, of course! I do the "I am your father!" scene on a regular basis, thus scaring the crap out of anyone around me. *g*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-29 03:12 pm (UTC)
One Man Star Wars kinda covers all that, so you'd be free to choose a different movie (Raiders???)
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