September 24, 2002
1. "Gone With The Wind" or "The Wizard of Oz"?
Oz rules! I've played both Toto (kindergarten) and a Munchkin (4th grade, with a disco soundtrack), seen the ruby slippers in person and now have "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the brain. One of the first magical movie experiences for me, thanks to repeated viewings on television.
2. "Toy Story" or "Shrek"? Toy Story.
Funny and sweet. I guess Scottish ogres with ear wax aren't my thing.
3. "Saturday Night Fever" or "Grease"?
Grease is the Word! I actually saw these films as a double feature when I was a little kid. Olivia Newton-John was my idol, to the point where I told people my name was Sandra.
4. "Casablanca" or "Citizen Kane"?
Rick and Ilsa. Thwarted romance. "Here's looking at you kid." *sob*
5. "When Harry Met Sally" or "You've Got Mail"?
WHMS - the scene in Katz's Deli - mortifying and yet hysterically funny. A better battle between the sexes, without the depressing corporate greed of the latter. YGM pales, although Meg Ryan has prettier, blonder hair in that one.
6. "Forrest Gump" or "Titanic"?
7. "Pretty Woman" or "Working Girl"?
Working Girl. Melanie Griffith is actually okay...and HELLO! - her leading man is Han Solo!
8. "The First Wives Club" or "Thelma & Louise"?
Haven't seen FWC, so Thelma & Louise, I s'pose.
9. "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" or "James & the Giant Peach"?
I've only seen Wonka, but I adore it. Gene Wilder is so wonderfully unhinged, the songs are terrific and Veruca Salt is hysterical. What's even more hysterical is how much Grandpa Joe pisses off my husband.
10. "Legally Blonde" or "Bridget Jones' Diary"?
Reese Witherspoon is spot on as the adorably dizzy but brainy blonde ("Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously deranged!") but BJD has more heart - a great adaptation of the book. My cinematic heart belongs to Colin Firth, Mr. Darcy/Mark Darcy. Hugh Grant is a delicious cad. Renee Zellweger rocks for putting on 30 pounds and the British accent. And of course, the divine kiss at the end and Colin Firth's snappy line is just perfect! I saw this four times in the theater, because I had to make sure all my friends didn't miss it, of course.