I recently devloped a list that I thought has gone tool ong without being made.
The movies all human beings must see before they die:
I only have 10 at this point, if you see any you strongly feel shouldn't be there, or you have one you think should be added, It would be cool to get everyone's opinions and balance them out so that it suits the majority.
1. Requiem For a Dream
2. Scar face
3. Taxi Driver
4. Pulp Fiction
5. A Clockwork Orange
6. American Psycho
7. The Dangerous Minds of Altar Boys
8. Donnie Darko
9. Lock, Stock, and Two smoking Barrels
10. The Godfather
I don't know if any of you (Besides myself) are diehard Chuck Palahniuk fans, but If any of you are, here is an article I found quite interesting:
Chuck Palahniuk’s second novel Survivor has long since been sitting in the halls of movie production limbo. Soon after Fight Club became a runaway cult hit, talk began of turning Survivor into a movie with such talent mentioned as Jerry Bruckheimer producing; starring names such as Jim Carrey, Kevin Spacey, and Madonna; even Trent Reznor of NIN tossed his hat into the circle and offered to score the entire film. The first tangible lead to take though was a screenplay by Jake Paltrow (Gwyneth’s little brother). With a draft that convinced the heads at 20th Century Fox, Paltrow set into motion to move the project forward. Things looked good and ready to take off. And then two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center.
In the wake of 9/11, something happened behind the scenes of the book industry and Hollywood, and suddenly anything with transgressive themes found a dusty shelf. Survivor, a book with the running storyline of a person hijacking and crashing a 747 into the Australian outback just didn’t sit right in this new, post-terrorist climate our society was living in. For years, Chuck would find himself answering a common question at almost every public reading he did: “What’s the status of the Survivor movie?”
Well, Chuck is finally able to answer that question. At his recent appearance at the Chicago Book Fair, Chuck said that the Survivor movie now will be made into a film! It sounds like the Jake Paltrow screenplay is out, since he said the team behind the upcoming film Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves, want Survivor to be their next project. Chuck has already signed the contract sent his way and the screenplay is being adapted as you read this. Who knows though how long it will be until actual filming begins. And don’t forget, these things have a way of dying before they even get to the next phase. So don’t hold your breath until the film officially gets a greenlight.