5+ Iconic Movies this so called cultural anthropologist has never seen:
Star Wars – When I saw the trailers in the mid-70’s, I knew I’d be bored stiff. The only sci-fi I ever watched was the old Buster Crabbe serials on TV when I was a kid and only because I was breastfed.
Dale Arden was hot, Princess Leia not so much.
Plus, I hated the robot on Lost in Space, never took to Hal, ain’t got the hots for Siri, so I suspect Artoo Detoo ain’t gonna elicit any chuckles. In fact, the most disappointing film I’ve ever seen, given expectations, is Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
ET – see above.
(By the way, special effects never fail to Hindenburg my suspension of disbelief)
Love Story, The Brian Piccolo Story.
(I did, though, make it all the way through the Garbo/Gable Camille)
Frankly, I prefer the more abstract unhappiness I get by reading the life stories of young, attractive people whose pictures appear on obituary pages.
Forest Gump – This nation is stupid enough (cf. Trump’s political success). We don’t need to be glamorizing the virtues of low IQs.
No Pixar film ever. What can I say? I’m allergic to wholesomeness.
Nope, I reckon I’m just an Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Pulp Fiction type of guy.
Trigger Warning: Smack shooting, needles, i.e., drug use.