Saturday, December 30, 2006


175 MP's, taking part in a survey by Sky Movies, have voted Casablanca their all-time favourite movie. Which just goes to show that MP's don't get it wrong all the time. Some Like It Hot was third, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was fourth: both good choices. But Star Wars in second place is an appalling choice: it is a dreadful movie, a key step in the infantilisation of cinema which has occurred over the last few decades. Perhaps most interesting is that Tory MP's put Carry On UP the Kyber in third place. Dear God. (They could be joking, I suppose, but I suspect they really are that idiotic). Politaholic would have CHINATOWN near the top of his list.

One of my favourite bits of dialogue in Casablanca:

Captain Renault wonders why Rick came to Casablanca: "Did you abscond with the church funds? Run off with a Senators wife? I like to think you killed a man. It's the romantic in me".
Rick: "It was a combination of all three".

Oh, and another chance to look at the beautiful Ingrid Bergman.


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

While I wouldn't call Star Wars a "dreadful" movie, it is certainly out of place in this list

12:21 pm  
Blogger dreadnought said...

Carry On Up The Kyber in third! Maybe they are just lamenting over the end of empire.

8:33 pm  

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