Okay…remember A MONTH ago when I said I was going to make this a more regular, possibly daily thing? Well, oops. I’ve been very busy (okay, unenthusiastic, uninspired…). Anyway, I’m back with a thought for today. It was brought on by a movie I watched last night, after making the best purchase of my life ($5 DVD box at WalMart…gets me every time!). It’s actually two thoughts. Lucky you!
First, is there any better contrast between evil antagonist and lovable protagonist and has it ever been portrayed in a more amazing, human way than in The Green Mile? John Coffey vs. Percy Whitmore. They don’t exactly have a natural rivalry until the end, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie that made me hate a character with more of a passion than I do Percy and love a character more than John. That’s my first mini-thought. Every time I see it, it’s just the most amazing job of acting and scripting.
That also got me thinking: How did The Green Mile not win Best Picture in 1999? (American Beauty took the award home)…I haven’t seen American Beauty, so I can’t have much personal input, but I do know that The Green Mile is a cinematic masterpiece. So, naturally, I googled it. Turns out, I’ve never heard of a single calendar year in which more awesome movies were released than in 1999. Check it out:
The Green Mile
Star Wars Episode I
The Boondock Saints
Toy Story 2
The Sixth Sense
Ten Things I Hate About You
Wild Wild West
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Blair Witch Project
And really, the list goes on…I just wanted to share this with everyone because it’s so ridONKulous! Doesn’t it make you wanna watch at least half of them right now?