It’s time for another installment of PCGuy’s Truthful Tuesday. This week he’s looking for our honest and truthful answer to the question:
What three movies best sum up your taste in movies, and why?
Okay, this is a hard one because I have a very eclectic taste in movies. I enjoy powerful dramas, psychological thrillers, science fiction, comedy, fantasy, and…well, that’s enough.
So, I’m going to go with my favorite movies in three of those genres. Let’s start with comedy. My all time favorite comedy is the Mel Brooks 1974 film, “Young Frankenstein.”As far as I’m concerned, it is the funniest movie ever. It is terribly clever and it always makes me laugh out loud whenever I see it, which is often.
There are so many great science fiction movies out there, but I’m going with the first one I ever saw and, while this 60+ year old film is dated from the perspective of what Sci-Fi filmmakers can do today with CGI and other special effects, the 1956 classic, “Forbidden Planet,” was a technological breakthrough for its time and remains high on my list of favorites.This next film is one I consider to be in two genres: powerful dramas and psychological thrillers. There are so many movies in these two genres to choose from, but I’m going to select one that I consider to be the classic neo-noir psychological thriller and that I thought was ingeniously crafted. “Memento” was presented in reverse chronological order based upon the story of a man with short-term memory loss who attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. I had to watch it two or three times to see how brilliantly it was put together.Anyone else care to join in the fun? What three movies best reflect your taste in movies?