J K (MovieGuruDude72)Tampa, FL
J's Favorite Movies
The best movie ever made. Yeah, I know that's a pretty gigantic-assed statement based solely on some of the cinematic icons that have been made over the last 70 years, but this movie re-invented modern filmmaking. It changed how Hollywood operated financially and changed how we look at movies. George Lucas single-handedly brough sci-fi fantasy to real relevance by his tireless work for the creation of life-like special effects. His story was one-of-a-kind. Admit it, when you first saw this movie and saw that Star Destroyer fly across the screen after the opening message scrawl and then John Williams' music you got goosebumps. Every movie that has been filmed since the original Star Wars has paled in comparison to its scope, soundtrack, story and cultural significance. Get used to the idea of this being the best ever because I know I'm right, for once.
Sets the bar for cool, even if it's not entirely accurate of how real gangsters should behave. It's fantasy people! A film that's full of iconic scenes and lines. Case in point, the scene of the scuffle between Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) and Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) where Mr. White ends up pointing his gun down at Mr. Pink and Mr. Pink pointing his gun up at Mr. White flat on his back. I love this movie's dialogue so much that I will just play the movie like someone plays their stereo and just listen to the movie without really watching. And who can ever forget Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) cutting off that cop's ear while dancing to the song "Stuck in the Middle With You." The consummate guy film.