Oh, I can't stand it. People make top ten lists, top twenty lists, top 25 top 50 and top 100 lists, but nobody makes top 23 lists, which is what you get if you add this list and this list together. So let's add two more and make it a nice, round twenty-five. Okay?
2001: A Space Odyssey—I saw this science fiction classic in a theater when I was seven years old and it absolutely blew my mind. That the most sympathetic character in it is a computer tells you everything you need to know about Stanley Kubrick's jaundiced view of the human race.
"My mind is going. I can feel it."
Holiday—Far and away my favorite Katharine Hepburn movie. If you want to know what Katie-Bar-The-Door and the Monkey are like when they're at home, this is it. Except we don't live in a Park Avenue mansion, I was never engaged to Katie's sister and the pillars of American finance don't tremble when we pick up a phone. Come to think of it, we're much more like Edward Everett Horton and Jean Dixon. Nevertheless, my favorite Katharine Hepburn-Cary Grant pairing.
"Someone stop me—oh, someone please, just try and stop me!"
That's it, I'm done. I've already queued up a review of Mary Pickford's Daddy-Long-Legs for Friday morning, and I'm well on the way to finishing a review of Broken Blossoms. Then I'll be working on non-blog pursuits for a while. But never you fear, I'll no doubt be posting some sort of cra—er, brilliant, witty thoughts from time to time.