Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic and I’ll take time to make my case or share my opinions. It could be serious, relevant, or downright silly. Then it will be time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
Needless to say this YOUR VOICES definitely falls into the dumb, stupid fun category but in some weird way it struck me as interesting. Let me set the preposterous stage: Lets say that a huge cataclysmic world event has occurred. Lets say in order to survive you must leave the planet with a group of fellow bloggers…err survivors and you can only bring five DVDs or Blu-Rays from your collection. Sure it’s a ridiculous stipulation, but this is a pretty ridiculous post, right? So my question, which five do you bring?
For something so absurd, I have went back and forth on this. Only five DVDs or Blu-Rays which means they must be something near and dear to my heart. Movies that I want to see over and over. Movies that I want to preserve. How on the dearly departed earth do you narrow down such a thing? But such is the nature of the apocalypse so if the ship is about to depart, I would grab these five DVDs or Blu-Rays from my shelves:
“Casablanca” (Blu-Ray) – I call it my favorite film ever made, and I watch it a couple of times every year. Of course it would have to come along with me.
“La Dolce Vita” (Criterion Collection Blu-Ray) – The visual artistry and unique narrative layers in Federico Fellini’s masterpiece never ceases to amaze me. I’m still reeling from my first few viewings.
“Night of the Living Dead” (DVD) – My affection and admiration for this small but influential 1968 horror classic knows no bounds.
“No Country for Old Men” (Blu-Ray) – I have heralded this film as a modern classic ever since I first saw it. Nothing has changed over subsequent years.
“The Empire Strikes Back” (DVD) – As a huge Star Wars fan how could I leave the planet without something to remember the franchise by. Plus it just may be the best sequel ever made.
There, I did it. So….did anyone pack a Blu-Ray player??? Now it is time for YOUR VOICES:
YOUR VOICES: What 5 DVDs or Blu-Rays would you take from your collection if fleeing from an impending worldwide cataclysmic doom?
So let Your Voices be heard. Sure this is a corny and goofy Your Voices but under the surface it does shed a little light on your movie tastes and the ones you hold dear to your heart. Please share Your Voices on today’s nutty question. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.