I beat everyone. Nyah.
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...
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.)
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.
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!
2005-04-29 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
No, that's an excellent choice. I can't argue.
"Dark City" because I'd want to be able to sing "Sway With Me" while wearing a hot torch singer gown.
I'm not sure I want to imagine the world without some "The Breakfast Club" in it.
Wizard Of Oz
because it's all about hope and helping and home.
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?
2005-04-29 02:12 pm (UTC)
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.
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.
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.
Great icon by the way. :)
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. :)
Dude. Aliens - because thanks to my brother, I nearly know the whole script ANYWAY. :)
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.
Alas, a favorite lost to time because you couldn't choose....
1776! Though not going for one of the Star Trek movies does hurt a little...
I wouldn't want to live in a world without that movie. Excellent choice.
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. :)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
I'm seeing the theatre production of that tonight!
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.
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.
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*
One Man Star Wars kinda covers all that, so you'd be free to choose a different movie (Raiders???)