Mac Breck wrote:
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Periodically, at conventions, people ask me, "What movies do you watch
> > or grow up watching? What's in your collection?" Having just gone
> > through and for the first time itemized my DVD collection, I figured
> > I'd upload it for those with a morbid curiousity about such things.
> > It's mainly movies and television, some documentaries (admittedly
> > left-leaning), some funny things and just weirdnesses...so if you want
> > to know what a TV writer has in his collection (and yes, I know it's a
> > long list, I like to own my DVDs rather than rent them, and I have
> > of room on shelves for them), and what informs his (my) brain when
> > working on stories...here's the list.
> > It's a weird compendiium of shlock 50s movies, classics,
> > highbrow-stuff, and the sort of movies you'd expect a 13 year old to
> > buy...but it's what my tastes call home.
> > God help anyone who actually goes through and reads this whole
> > jms
> > -----------------------------------------
> Just a few comments. Our lists have a lot in common.
> > "The Blob"
> Which one, McQueen's?
> > "The Bourne Supremacy"
> No, Identity?
Loaned out during cataloging.
> > "Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers"
> Wish they'd put together a collection of the Tim Conway skits (the old
> man, Mr. Tudbom/Mrs. Wiggins, etc.), and maybe the ones where Carol is
> the housewife in the kitchen using various products (unsuccessfully),
> and IIRC Lyle Waggoner comes over like the voice of God and makes her a
> screaming, nervous wreck. LOL.
> > "Ghosts Of Mars"
> I was very disappointed in that one. Got rid of mine.
> > "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
> Which one, 1956 or 1978?
> > "Night Of The Living Dead"
> 1968 and 1990?
Every iteration of every zombie film Romero has ever made. Every new
release, new recut, or dvd with additional features. I'm a sucker for
> > "Pale Rider"
> :-) May I suggest Silverado?
> > "Pitch Black"
> The Chronicles of Riddick, Unrated Director's Cut (UPC 2519263242) is
> another good one.
> > "Police Squad!"
> :-) Surprised you don't have the Naked Gun movies, or Dracula - Dead
> and Loving It. Spy Hard isn't bad, either.
Ditched the Naked Gun movies post-OJ. Just couldn't watch them
> > "Salem's Lot"
> Which one, 1979 or 2004? I saw Tobe Hooper's version first, and always
> liked it. Then, while reading the book, I watched the 2004 version, and
> like the later version as well. I like parts of each better than the
> other. It'd be nice is somebody would make a miniseries that doesn't
> contradict the book anywhere. I still prefer the 1979 version, mainly
> because of the actors that were in it (e.g. James Mason).