Milos Foreman

He died. Looking at his IMDB page the only film I recall is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

First saw that in 1985/6 when during my nurse training the tutor dragged in a TV/video setup on a trolley to the classroom, pressed Play and left.

It was as powerful then as it was when Jacqui and I re-watched it a few weeks ago.

If you have never seen that film – go watch it. It’s funny, it’s thought provoking and it’s sad. It’s a film impossible to forget.

5 years later..

In March 2009 I posted a list of the DVDs I had. Matt asked me for my Top 5.
I replied:

Top 4:
Leon – The Professional (USA) (This is the Directors Cut)
Lord Of War
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2 Disc Special Edition)

These are the next and depend on mood. They are all excellent.
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
Independence Day
Once Upon a Time in America
Pulp Fiction
The Family Man
The Lord of the Rings (All)
The Shawshank Redemption
True Romance

Ask me in a year – the bottom list will have changed but I would be very surprised if the top ones had.


Leon remains #1
I would remove ‘A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints’.
What would I add?
To the top 4 (and so making a Top 5)? ‘It Could Happen To You’
The rest remain the same.

Soft. That’s me.

Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker
Why does Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ make everyone cry? Science has found the formula
I could watch ET come back to live, Bambi get orphaned, the end of An Officer and a Gentleman while that track was playing and not be affected. From what I’ve heard of it The Notebook would probably leave me cold too. My emotional coldness for those aside there are a couple of films that “get me there. almost” but no music, none at all.


Good Guy Clint then? Well yes because what he says there is excellent. But then I read this:

Lucas’s comments echo those of Spike Lee, who criticised the lack of black faces in Hollywood war movies in 2008.

Speaking about Clint Eastwood’s movies Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima, Lee said: “He did two films about Iwo Jima back to back and there was not one black soldier in both of those films”.
“I know it was pointed out to him and that he could have changed it. It’s not like he didn’t know.”

and that is not the actions of a Good Guy. Not at all.