Saturday, July 12, 2008

Diablo Cody Chooses 12 Films

The bummer for screenwriters is that most people don't know you're name. Even if you're one of the greats, they don't recognize you in the streets, etc. For some...this is appreciated anonymity, I'm sure. But for others (the type that give long long long Oscar speeches), I'm sure they wish they were a little more famous.

And's hard to be a "famous screenwriter." And yet somehow Diablo Cody busted on to the scene after scripting Juno and having her own intriguing off the set story.

Diablo Cody gets an opportunity that I think many StrangeCulture Readers would deem a dream come true, which is she gets to chose 12 of her favorite films to be part of a film series for the New Beverly Cinema. The series began this past Friday and goes through July 24th.

What do you think of Diablo Cody's picks? If you were making your own repertory cinema list what would you have to include?


James (SeattleDad) said...

I bet we all wish we could do this! Interesting list from Diablo. I would have to think for a while on my picks, but there would be a variety of genres in that list. I pretty much like things across the board.

general125 said...

How could you go wrong with a night of David Bowie and Muppets followed by a musical on roller skates starring Olivia Newton-John?

I don't think it gets any more fabulous!

jasdye said...

diablo cody plays filmjockey?

i'll think my list up, but i'll say, it's gotta have some akira kurasowa and hong kong john woo, no matter how overplayed by pretentious film-school drop-outs like me.

elgringo said...

I Approve:
Grey Gardens
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Midnight Madness
Wet Hot American Summer

My twelve:
The Warriors
Assault on Precinct 13

Escape to Witch Mountain

Say Anything

El Crimen del Padre Amaro
The Motorcycle Diaries

Dead Alive
Meet the Feebles

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
Style Wars

crackers and cheese said...

I decided to make mine a week-long film festival, with 14 films. I shared a couple with elgringo.

Subtle Romance:
Say Anything


London Love:
About a Boy
Love Actually

Family Dramas:
The Squid and the Whale
Ordinary People

Little Miss Sunshine

Coming of Age Dramas:
Motorcycle Diaries
The Graduate

Bring the Kids:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 version starring Gene Wilder)