Friday, March 25, 2011

Sin-ephiclic Friday Random Ten

One good thing about still having public libraries (cue me knocking on wood) is that you can also get access to a pretty good movie library. By tomorrow I should be able to pick up The Third Man, which I've never gotten around to seeing before. And outside events have reminded me I really should take in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1. The Clash--The Guns of Brixton
2. Alexander Brailowsky--Chopin's Polonnaise #1 in C Sharp Minor
3. The XX--Heart Skipped a Beat
4. The Fiery Furnaces--Cups and Punches
5. Sly & the Family Stone--Life
6. Nellie McKay--Dispossessed
7. They Might Be Giants--Hide Away Folk Family
8. R.E.M--Bang and Blame
9. Grizly Bear--About Face
10. Miles Davis--Woody 'n You (A.K.A. Wouldn't You)


susan said...

I hope you managed to get hold of 'The Third Man' as it's a true and very enjoyable classic. We saw it again just a couple of years ago. The we went on to see 'Citizen Kane' which wasn't half so interesting as its legend proclaimed.

'Virginia Woolf' is one of those movies you can see once and find it enough. It's powerful yet very depressing in my opinion.

Ben said...

Among Orson Welles' many talents was a large one for self-promotion. So it doesn't surprise me that Citizen Kane has been somewhat oversold. I did like it when I saw it, though.

The Third Man was absolutely amazing. Joseph Cotten's character was engaging in that he wasn't too tough or particularly hard-boiled. He's a guy who wants to make a good living and gets mixed up with things he's not prepared for. Harry Lime is a seductive character of course.

Then you have the jaunty zither music.