And "King of Hearts" is a really wonderful film. I saw it in a theater, years ago, probably at the New Varsity in Palo Alto. In the last year, I found that the library had a copy (can't remember video or DVD). The movie has legs. I was thinking about my list (did the title of the thread change?), but got sidetracked with EC and AC results. I'll think about it. At one time, my two favorite movies were single letter jobs, Z and M. A couple years ago, I rewatched Z. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. It was not nearly so gripping as when I saw it in the early '70s. About half way through, I realized that whoever put out the DVD had dubbed the damn thing. The original, with subtitles worked better for me.
As for going to Heathrow, I'm not sure I am ever going to fly again. It's not the fear of terrorism, it's that air travel quality has just gotten worse, and worse and I really have to steel myself to get on a plane. I've just about decided to bag Osaka, cause I just don't want to spend that much time on a plane, with no amenities. Maybe things will be better for Berlin '08. Doubt that the flight will, but it will be shorter.
Friday, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask (Jim Carrey), Billy Madison, Jurassic Park, American History X, Sandlot, Rush hour, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Happy Feet, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch who stole Christmas (Jim Carrey), The Mighty Ducks, Happy Gilmore, Shanghai Noon, and Dr. Dolittle (Eddie Murphy).
In no order:
1) Man on the Flying Trapeeze (W.C. Fields)
2) The Producers (w/ Zero Mostel)
3) Drunken Master/Legend of Drunken Master (Jackie Chan at his best)
5) LOTR trilogy
6) Night of the Living Dead
8 ) The Haunting (1963 version)
9) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
I put my 2 cents in on this topic in 2006. In re-thinking it, since this is off-season for most board topics - I guess I figure it should be movies that you can see on a plane. Its got to be a small screen movie. Its got to be a movie that you can pick up and enjoy if interrupted by anyone of the numerous interruptions experienced in flight, like loss of sound and picture when the captain comes on to tell you that turbulence is ahead and you'd better buckle up, or the food is being served. It should be a movie in an attractive locale. It should be a movie that you can enjoy cooped up on an airplane. It cannot be any film with subtitles. Any film with a plane crash or a plane in distress would automatically be barred from the list since it would never be shown on an airplane. Having explained my newfound criteria for this topic I haven't thought of any particular films, though Dirty Rotten Scoundrels would fit the bill.