One of my favourite parts of being involved here at Row Three is when distributors, publishers, artists, directors and even fans let me know about projects that are going on. I am a pretty busy person so I do not get to spend the amount of time I would like finding out about what is happening in the movie and film world (outside of Row Three that is!). Today, I got an email from Harper Collins letting me know about a new book, Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. A little researching around on the Harper Collins website got me motivated to post about it. Not so much the content (the published version is not out for another week or so) but the description of the book which plays out like a quiz.
Anyone up for a challenge of seeing if you can figure out the movies? I think we can skip the first question
What 151 movies have you never seen—but should?
and just move on to the rest:
- What French film could teach Hollywood how to make a smart, sexy romantic comedy?
- Where will you find a female-centric Western with a gender-bending protagonist?
- What film won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and then fell off the radar?
- What farcical comedy includes such real-life characters as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger?
- In what unsung comedy will you find Michael Douglas giving his all-time best performance?
- What debut film from the director of The Dark Knight creates palpable chills—despite a shoestring budget and a no-name cast?
- What John Wayne movie was out of circulation for thirty years—and still qualifies as a sleeper?
- What terrific Heath Ledger movie was released the same month as Brokeback Mountain—and flopped?
- What clever modern-day film noir was made for just half a million dollars?
- What captivating film stars one of the seminal artists of the twentieth century?
Post your answers in the comments and lets see if we know as much about movies as Maltin.