Last week I made a confession about 25 books that I haven’t read that everyone else seems to have. This week, I thought I do the same for movies. These all feature prominently in pop culture, and one can’t go through life without hearing references to them.
1.) Apocalypse Now: I caught a part of the 2001 Redux, but I’ve never seen the original 1979 movie. I know the general plot, but otherwise all I know is that Lt.Col. Kilgore says, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like… victory.”
2.) Citizen Kane: This is at the top of many a list for the best movie ever.
3.) The Crying Game: I, like everyone not living under a rock, know its surprising twist ending.
4.) Gone with the Wind:: As someone who has lived much of his adult life in Atlanta, this is a particular disgrace.
5.) The Killing Fields: I’ve been to Cambodia. I’ve read about the Khmer Rouge, but…
6.) Poltergeist: “They’re here.” That’s all I know.
7.) Psycho: Norman Bates and his mother, hwew, right?
8.) Raging Bull: The name Jake LaMotta rings a bell.
9.) Scarface: “Say hello to my little friend. [delivered in thick, Cuban accent]” Yeah, I know that part.
10.) Taxi Driver: “You talkin’ to me?” That’s all I know.