Category Archives: Favorite Films

Personal favorite films of mine, as well as must-see movies

Favorite Films: Miracle on 34th Street

“I am not in the habit of substituting for spurious Santa Clauses.” It’s almost Christmas, and that means children — and some adults — are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. And while waiting, those people will generally have … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Young Frankenstein

“My grandfather’s work was doodoo! I am not interested in death! The only thing that concerns me is the preservation of life!” Lots of directors have favorite actors, and it’s just as common for audiences to prefer movies that pair … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Gladiator

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Back to the Future

“Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” Great movies, and great stories in general, come about in many different ways. But with great science fiction, there is one … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“Look, my liege!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “It’s only a model.” The 1960s brought together a unique troupe of British comedians who would end up becoming known the world over for their sketch comedy. Graduates of Oxford University and Cambridge University, … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Vacation

“Why aren’t we flying? Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.” The National Lampoon magazine debuted in 1970, as a spin-off of the Harvard Lampoon. In contrast to its parent magazine, it came out monthly and was … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Excalibur

“The Dark Ages. The land was divided and without a king. Out of those lost centuries rose a legend… of the sorcerer, Merlin… of the coming of a king… of the sword of power: Excalibur” Fantasy, particularly high fantasy, is … Continue reading

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