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What's a good way to remember films you like? - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
What's a good way to remember films you like?
What's a good way to remember films you've liked?

See, I ordered a book and a DVD from Amazon back in December, and then after six weeks they did the "we say we have it in stock, but actually we don't" trick. Now - they have another copy of the same DVD (a later release) for just a few bucks cheaper, but the reason I didn't order that one is that it was two bucks shy of what it takes to get free shipping. So now I need to order something else from them, and I thought, why not another movie.

The problem is, I'm not the sort of person who buys lots of movies. My collection's quite small, and I tend to like obscure stuff that's either not on DVD, or more mainstream stuff that I wouldn't watch too often at all. (For example, I was tempted to order Ladyhawke, but... enh. That "enh" feeling hits me with a lot of films in terms of re-watching them.) I can't reasonably ask my friends what film to order, since everyone's tastes are so different, so instead I'm looking for a method - some way I can delve into my brain so that it goes "Oh yeah! I'd totally forgotten about that cool film!"

On an irrelevant note, here's a page on industrial musicals produced for the oil industry. Scariest song quote: "Reasonable government guidelines, now that’s okay / We don’t mind if the government has its fair say / But too much control, now that just gets in the way / Of profits efficiency!"

Current Mood: chipper chipper
Current Music: Dot Allison - Close your eyes

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porsupah From: porsupah Date: February 11th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohh.. I'm so wishing I could hear those golden tributes to those fearless purveyors of dinosaur carboniferous remnants. Perhaps my soul can be assuaged by a Paul Anka medley.

But on the cinematic front? Oof, tricky.. simplest would be if I sent you a list of those I've felt worth gathering, and seeing if any strike resonsance in you also, rather than "how about this?" "Mm.. not sure." "Maybe this?" "Oh, come on!" "How about this?"..

Perhaps I'll make up a little "feeler" page sometime, of those films I've felt particularly worthwhile - just a few seconds of each, as a tiny example.
dronon From: dronon Date: February 11th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never fear, you can find links to such music on this page!


Unfortunately, two of my favourite such tracks don't seem to be online. "The Answer" (from Got to Investigate Silicones), and the very oddly-worded "He got no Westinghouse Franchise".

Oop, correction. If you don't mind RealAudio, the Westinghouse one is available here. The Silicones one is harder to find; try here but forward to the
19:30 mark.
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