After being persuaded by Col. Parker that a movie would be a good career move, George Strait agreed to make Pure Country for release in 1992. It was a surprising move, given “King” George’s reputation for shying away from attention off stage. Unlike nearly every other mainstream country artist, Strait never made the move to Nashville, preferring to go back home to Texas when his tours conclude. There’s an amusing anecdote that survives to this day that when he was introduced to a woman at Warner Bros. who worked in publicity, he replied, “Hi, I’m George Strait and I don’t do publicity.” Even if said tongue in cheek, his notorious resistance to interviews must have appeared entirely sincere and surely gave her pause! Read the rest of this entry »
Dan, Jeff, and Alex are back at it, pitting movie against movie on Flickchart, while organizing them into a comprehensive list of the best films they’ve ever seen. Lots of new titles are presented this week and ranked into the list.
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We have a Danish skinhead vs. a British skinhead:
Made in Britain was originally broadcast on television in the UK back in the 80′s. What makes the movie notable is that it was Tim Roth‘s first acting role. Also, the director, Alan Clarke, worked with Danny Boyle early in his career on the controversial short film Elephant. The short, which realistically depicts a series of IRA assassinations, would later influence Gus Van Sant‘s high school shooting movie of the same name. The intent of Elephant was to shed light on the senselessness of political violence. Made in Britain is about the system’s inability to deal with the antisocial young neo-Nazi, Trevor, played by Tim Roth. Read the rest of this entry »
Truly one of the more unloved inclusions of Flickchart are short films. So unloved, that many people refuse to include them on their lists. It’s not too hard to see why, as they often aren’t that extraordinary and can be much harder to remember in the long-term. With significantly less content, they are often much tougher to rank against features, and many people will debate on whether they should actually be considered movies or not. Despite having my own problems with trying to rank them properly, I include them in my list, mostly for vain reasons. Read the rest of this entry »