Thursday, 19 May 2011

30 days of film challenge - part two

6. scariest film

Jesus Camp (2006).

Enough Said.

7. funniest film

Shaun of the Dead (2004).

British humour at its best. Check out Hot Fuzz too, made by the same team.
True classic.

8. your oldest film (not the one you had the longest, but the one that came out first)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

That's probably accurate, though I can't say I'm sure... I do have older animated shorts on DVD, but I think Snow White would have to be the oldest film I have.

9. your newest film

Rapunzel (2010).

Yes, I know the official title is Tangled now. During the 6+ years it was in production, it was consistently called Rapunzel (Unbraided). Then Disney decides to change it's title a couple of months before its release? Nope, not buying it.
The film itself is absolutely wonderful though. It has everything a Disney film should and is a fine choice to be the 50th Disney Classic.

10. your most childish film

The Brave Little Toaster (1987).

This was directed by John Lasseter, who would later pioneer Pixar and become head of the Walt Disney Animation Department. In fact, this was the film that directly caused Pixar to exist. John Lasseter wanted to create this film in CG (this is eight years before the release of Toy Story (1995)), but Disney refused to invest in such a new and untested method of filmmaking. Lasseter left the studio and started his own.
That said, the film itself is charming, but far too sweet to be enjoyed as an adult (for me at least). Throw in some childhood nostalgia, though, and it's still fun rainy-day entertainment.

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