Rupert Pupkin Speaks: August 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

My Favorite "Youth Gone Wild" FIlms




Aaron over at the Death Rattle blog asked me to list my top 5 favorite films of this genre and it's been running all week over there, check out our write-ups. We both picked the same number one by the way, great minds think alike! Just to have my full list here too, here it is! Also, I realized that I left off THREE O'CLOCK HIGH in my list at Death Rattle! Can't believe I spaced that one! I know there's a whole bunch I'm not thinking of, so hit me with ideas/suggestions people!

1. ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL(1979; Allan Arkush)
2.
THREE O'CLOCK HIGH(1987; Phil Joanou)
3.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS(1980; David Wechter/Michael Nankin)
3.
PRETTY POISON(1968; Noel Black)
4.
OVER THE EDGE(1979; Jonathan Kaplan)
5.
BIG WEDNESDAY(1978; John Milius)
6.
THE WARRIORS(1979; Walter Hill)
7. GUN CRAZY(1950; Joseph H. Lewis)
8. THE RIVER'S EDGE(1986; Tim Hunter)
9.
IF....(1968; Lindsay Anderson)
10.
THE WANDERERS(1979; Philip Kaufman)
11. THE BAD NEWS BEARS(1976; Michael Ritchie)
12.
BAD BOYS(1983; Rick Rosenthal)
13.
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE(1955 Nicholas Ray)
14.
LITTLE DARLINGS(1980; Ronald F. Maxwell)
15.
MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH(1976; Rene Daalder)
16.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS(1982; Lou Adler)
17.
FANDANGO(1985; Kevin Reynolds)
18.
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE(1971; Stanley Kurick)
19.
LORD LOVE A DUCK(1966; George Axelrod)
20. THE DEATH OF RICHIE(1977; Paul Wendkos)
21.
THRASHIN'(1986; David Winters)
22. THE NEW KIDS(1985; Sean S. Cunningham)
23.
CLASS OF 1984(1982; Mark L. Lester)
24.
3:15(1986; Larry Gross)
25. THE WILD ONE(1953; Laslo Benedek)
26.
FREEWAY(1996; Matthew Bright)
27.
TUFF TURF(1985; Fritz Kiersch)
28.
DESPERATE LIVES(1982; Robert Michael Lewis)
29.
OUTRAGE(1973; Richard T. Heffron)
30.
TURK 182(1985; Bob Clark)
31.
YOUNG WARRIORS(1983; Lawrence D. Foldes)




Friday, August 6, 2010

My Favorite Roy Scheider Films






Had a reader request this and it seemed to connect very well to my last post so I thought I'd throw down a list of my favorite Roy Scheider films. Here goes:

1. JAWS(1975; Steven Spielberg)
2. SORCERER(1977; William Friedkin)

3. BLUE THUNDER(1983; John Badham)

4. THE FRENCH CONNECTION(1971; William Friedkin)

5. MARATHON MAN(1976; John Schlesinger)

6. LAST EMBRACE(1979; Jonathan Demme)

7. KLUTE(1971; Alan J. Pakula)

8. THE SEVEN-UPS(1973; Philip D'Antoni)

9. JAWS 2(1978; Jeannot Szwarc)

10. NAKED LUNCH(1991; David Cronenberg)

11. STILL OF THE NIGHT(1982; Robert Benton)
12. 52 PICKUP(1986; John Frankenheimer)

13. LOVING(1970; Irvin Kirschner)

14. 2010(1984; Peter Hyams)

15. PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD(1970; Jerry Schatzberg)

16. ALL THAT JAZZ(1979; Bob Fosse)
17. LISTEN TO ME(1989; Douglas Day Stewart)



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Favorite Gene Hackman films





Why? Why not. Love the guy and am hoping that WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT doesn't prove to be his last film! Here's a shortlist of my favorites from his filmography:

1. THE CONVERSATION(1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
2. NIGHT MOVES(1975; Arthur Penn)
3. PRIME CUT(1972; Michael Ritchie)
4. SCARECROW(1973; Jerry Schatzberg)
5. CISCO PIKE(1972; Bill L. Norton)
6. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE(1972; Ronald Neame)
7. THE FRENCH CONNECTION(1971; William Friedkin)
8. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN(1974; Mel Brooks)
9. ANOTHER WOMAN(1988; Woody Allen)
10. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS(2001; Wes Anderson)
11. DOWNHILL RACER(1969; Michael Ritchie)
12. SUPERMAN(1978; Richard Donner)
13. REDS(1981; Warren Beatty)
14. MARCH OR DIE(1977; Dick Richards)

15. EUREKA(1983; Nicolas Roeg)
16. HOOSIERS(1986; David Anspaugh)
17. TWILIGHT(1998; Robert Benton)
18. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD(1995; Sam Raimi)
19. THE UNFORGIVEN(1992; Clint Eastwood)



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