Friday, June 13, 2008

What would you like to see on a big screen?

I was just browsing this list at EW and I've seen a few of these films on the big screen (Titanic, GWTW, etc). I agree with most of the choices people presented in the list.

If you could see any movie(s) on a big screen (bigger than what's in today's multiplexes), what would you like to see and why?


Natsthename said...

LOL, I'm so old I DID see Star Wars on a BIG SCREEN! Oh, and Halloween and Rocky, too. Some theaters were still "onesies" in the 70's!

But, on a bigassed screen, I'd love to see The Princess Bride, just to see those Rodents of even MORE UNUSUAL size!

Joe the Troll said...

The Sergio Leone films caught my eye, especially Once Upon a Time in the West. The cinematography in that was remarkable. 2001 would be cool, too. I don't remember the name of the theater, but I saw the Shining in Detroit when it was first out and the screen was the largest I've ever seen. It was very cool!

It wasn't on the list, but I'd also like to see West Side Story on a screen like that.

Natsthename said...

Oh, West Side would be cool on a huge screen, especially the Jets and the Sharks dancing!!!

..the Jets are gonna have their way toNIIIIGHT!

Cody Bones said...

True Grit, to John Wayne get called a one eyed fat man, and responding with "fill your hand you son of a bitch", reins in mouth, gun in hand riding to the climax. In fact, I want that to be in a 3D Imax theatre. One of my favorite movie scenes ever.

JodieKash said...

"A Hard Day's Night"

Joe the Troll said...

Cody- that WOULD be cool. I love that flick. Now that you mention it, how about How the West was Won? Big screen spectacle was pretty much the main purpose of that film.

JodieKash said...

My work did a thing where they rented out the Boulder Theater, a beautiful, old school, carved wood and velvet curtains theater and ran a showing of "The Wizard of Oz" on the big screen. It was a kid’s event, but myself and my 8-months-preggers-at-the-time niece went because we both love the movies. Pretty awesome, esp. the flying monkeys.

Natsthename said...

I also want to see Lawrence of Arabia on a gigantic screen! O'Toole's eyes would be amazing.

Don said...

Yes to L of A and to 2001 and to Star Wars, all of which I saw on the big screen when they came out anyway. Star Wars was best at the drive-in where you could park way down front and get high and totally be part of the final swooping space battle sequence.

Jefe said...

Lawrence of Arabia
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Raging Bull

Some I've been lucky enough to see on the big screen:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Godzilla (the original Japanese version)
Star Wars (at the drive-in when I was 8!)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Wizard of Oz
Godfather II
Apocalypse Now
The Disco Dolls in Hot Skin, in 3-D!

Don said...


I have GOT to get out more.