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Playing Favourites. Films…

While scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed yesterday, I came across a post which said simply,
“What’s your favourite film??”
Easy.
Comment.
..um..er…   Ah.

I mean, I must have a favourite film, right? I LOVE films, always have.
But how do you choose a favourite? They’re all so different, it’s almost impossible to compare them.
After establishing that I was going to pick three, and that I may, even then, change my mind in ten minutes, I picked Breakfast at Tiffany’sBlade Runner. and of course, I had to have some Lynch in there, so I picked Blue Velvet

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Now I challenge anyone to compare Blake Edwards’ 1961 sanitized but brilliant adaptation of Truman Capote’s book about high class call girl Holly Golightly with either David Lynch’s Freak Noir or Ridley Scott’s extraordinary dystopian recreation of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep.
It just can’t be done.

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Could you even imagine the fun David Lynch would have with Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
That “Cat” that Audrey Hepburn’s Holly is so fond of would have been eviscerated and reanimated before the second reel was over.
And as for the defilement of the gorgeous Miss Hepburn, as Dorothy, at the hands of Dennis Hopper’s deranged Uncle Frank, it’s not something that bears thinking about.
Can’t really see Rutger Hauer as Holly’s admirer, Paul Varjak, in Tiffany’s either, he’d have just shot the pervy Japanese soft porn sleazebag at the beginning and they’d both have had to go on the run with the Cat.

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Maybe with Hollywood’s penchant for remakes and “reimaginings” of classic, and just plain old, films, they could come up with some sort of hybrid.
I don’t know, how about;
A young cybernetic call girl is walking home from a hard day at work, when she comes across a cat’s ear. She discovers that the ear is part of a murky underground murder plot involving dwarves, diplomats, Japanese soft core pornographers and nitrous oxide and has to have sex with Kyle MacLachlan in order to find out if he, too is a robot.  Or is he?

What do you think, we could call it
“Do Call Girls Dream of Velvet Blades at Breakfast”

Hey, I think we might be onto something here…

 

23 responses to “Playing Favourites. Films…

  1. Helena Fortissima

    January 14, 2013 at 20:42

    Haha…brilliant!

     
  2. iancochrane

    March 19, 2013 at 04:16

    Haha, I like it Dale.
    Cheers, ic

     
    • dalecooper57

      March 19, 2013 at 12:50

      Thanks Ian, this was one of my favourite earlier posts.

       
  3. glenavailable

    December 14, 2015 at 18:51

    Sorry, but I’ve brought my extra large spoon today to stir up some trouble ’cause, well, someone had to raise it. Deckard – human or replicant?

     
    • dalecooper57

      December 14, 2015 at 18:58

      Hmm, I think that’s an unnecessary detail, to be honest. Or rather, one that can be left to the individual viewer to choose for themselves.
      I personally would like to think he was a replicant, but then the film, brilliant as it is, is SO far from the original source material, it’s hard to know whether Ridley Scott was even trying to follow any of the more specific plot lines.

       
      • glenavailable

        December 14, 2015 at 19:32

        That’s a very mature way of looking at it. The ambuguity is there for those who want to explore it and for those that don’t, there are so many other pleasures to be had. Considering the long awaited sequel is set to enter production mid 2016 (with Ridley Scott as executive producer and Harrison Ford returning to acting duties) we may not have long to wait for more material to consider on this sometime vexing question.

         
      • dalecooper57

        December 14, 2015 at 19:39

        Yeah, I saw a tease for it, with Deckard in a farm house out in the middle of nowhere

         
  4. glenavailable

    December 14, 2015 at 18:54

    Sorry, but I’ve brought my extra large spoon today to stir up trouble ’cause, well, someone had to raise it. Deckard – human or replicant?

     
    • dalecooper57

      December 14, 2015 at 19:00

      You want a second opinion?

       
      • glenavailable

        December 14, 2015 at 19:36

        Ignore that.That’s just my ghost that trails after me wherever I go.

         
  5. glenavailable

    December 14, 2015 at 19:47

    I wonder what farmhouses look like in the future? There’s another problem for Deckard to challenge himself with – avoiding stepping in freshly spread manure.

     
    • dalecooper57

      December 14, 2015 at 19:51

      Do electric sheep do android shits?

       
      • glenavailable

        December 14, 2015 at 19:55

        Did someone mention ‘vexing questions’ ’cause that one right there can occupy us for some time.

         
      • glenavailable

        December 14, 2015 at 20:05

        Ok, based on that article, what a combine harvester from the future could possibly look like has really sparked my curiosity. And I’m definitely no farmer. Not even a country type.

         
      • dalecooper57

        December 14, 2015 at 20:27

        …and WHAT exactly they would have left to harvest.
        Do farmers dream of Android crops?

         
      • glenavailable

        December 14, 2015 at 20:59

        Some people would say farmers typically aren’t dreamers at all but far more practical, down to earth folks. Told you I brought my extra large spoon today.

         
      • dalecooper57

        December 14, 2015 at 21:16

        Well it’s very nice to have you aboard, irrespective of your culinary utensil fixation.

         
      • dalecooper57

        December 14, 2015 at 21:21

        Although…If Deckard IS a replicant, then he may not be your typical farmer.

         
  6. dalecooper57

    December 14, 2015 at 21:22

    Not sure what’s going on with these comments, I think my spambot is a replicant.

     
  7. glenavailable

    December 14, 2015 at 21:27

    Thanks for the welcome aboard. Yours is definitely an interesting site. As another aside, I’ve heard there’s a scene in the new Blade Runner movie where Deckard offers to take a female replicant for a ride on his big green tractor. Turns out he’s talking ’bout a plain ol’ 20th century lawnmower. Does that qualify as a plot twist?

     
    • dalecooper57

      December 14, 2015 at 22:44

      It couldn’t be a worse twist than the one in the last film about a lawnmower man.

       

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