Thanks. The list is up over 200 now, most of which passed the "(title) + road movie" Google test. Nominations technically close Monday, but that's fluid. I would like to finish up by mid-month, so hopefully ballots will start to trickle in next week. There are a few copies of that book on Abe--new ones expensive, used about half that.
This is such an amorphous genre. When voting in the comedy poll, I could always fall back on "Does this film make me laugh?"; in the horror poll, "Does this film scare me?" (or, sometimes, "Does this film look great and creep me out?"). Here it's something like "Does this film capture my restlessness and vague feelings of unfulfillment in an atmospherically elliptical way--and do people drive a lot?"
I really want to see Eight Miles High.
They didn't even give us the day off work.
demme's film is FULL of black people -- in new york and in virginia -- and if today we can hardly help avoiding noticing that they're backdrop characters and, well, funky colour, to a tale of three* white foax, they're not just that, bcz demme is so generous to his minor characters
I remember a Toronto reviewer going after Demme for being patronizing. I didn't agree when that charge was leveled at Boyhood, I didn't agree when Demme was the recipient. Generosity, yes.
Team looks into the abyss, abyss looks back.
Yeah, dumb question--that was one of the first to go on the list. I just added about 20 more from those two indices (things I'd already come across mention of elsewhere).
Found two books on the subject.
Don't know anything about either, but I ordered a copy of the one on the right from Abe that was three times cheaper than the overpriced Amazon copy. Won't get here in time to be of any help in catching omissions, but the indices for both are on Amazon, so I'm going to try to skim through them on the weekend.
Harper's obviously not going to keep this up, but the one thing I could see him doing this year (the way Washington's offense is going; Trout can't, or at least can't this year, because of his lousy team) is score 150+ runs, which since 1949 only Bagwell managed to do. He's scored 26 in 21 games so far (Thames has 27, but that seems a little chimerical).
I'll be tabulating votes and putting images together the weekend after the 11th, cs, so feel free to submit on the weekend, if that helps.
I saw the 4-5 hour cut of Until the End of the World last year. I really liked the sci-fi half. Just checked what I posted at the time, and I called the first half "a rag-tag, elephantine road movie"--so yes, it belongs! (Probably a little harsh.) I think that's the fourth Wenders film on the list, and there are no doubt others, too.
Is Jonathan Demme on the list? Something like Melvin and Howard has the feel of a road film, and there's the great opening scene with Dummar and Hughes in the car, but that might be a stretch. I don't know about Handle with Care/Citizen's Band, which I haven't seen in ages.
I love three Demme films--Melvin & Howard, Married to the Mob, and Silence (the last has lost a little over the years)--and like a bunch more. Had no idea he was 73, but he started in the '70s, so why wouldn't he be?
We're in business, we have a ballot. (I sent you--whoever "you" is--an e-mail about a duplicated film.)
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