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Monday, March 10, 2008

Poll: Movie Night

Dear readers, thank you for your wedding first-dance song ideas for my friend Lina. If you don't mind, I have another query for your brilliant minds: Courtney from In(side) the Loop is hosting an outdoor movie night this weekend. She has the big screen, the blankets, the popcorn...the only thing she doesn't have is the movie. Any suggestions? We'd love to hear!
(Photo by Stephen Shore.)

39 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

i thought the graduate, annie hall or lost in translation might be fun...

Sara Christine said...

You can never go wrong with The Philadelphia Story!

Ashe Mischief said...

I was really disappointed when I missed "Grease" and "American Grafitti" at our local drive-in...

Martha said...

Get "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly! Director Alfred Hitchcock's best picture!

Martha B.

kate said...

any hitchcock movie would be great.....

Anonymous said...

How about To Kill a Mockingbird or Ordinary People or Juno?

amy korngiebel said...

have you ever seen "danger: diabolik"? i think it would be tons of fun to see that film outside on a big screen.
p.s. - i love your blog. it always makes me feel good.

ge said...

Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (know also as Amelie) -2001- with Audrey Tautou and
Mathieu Kassovitz. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

simplyolive said...

one flew over the cuckoo's nest
kalifornia (brad pitt's finest)
fargo
snatch

(i love dark comedies!)

Caitlin said...

Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis

subcontinental.giant said...

My first outdoor movie at Moonlight Cinema's in Sydney was The Breakfast Club. I couldn't recommend a better movie for the occasion.

recovergirl said...

16 Candles or Pretty in Pink

Amy said...

Can't go wrong with Gene Kelly - "On the Town" or "Singin' in the Rain"... Last time we watched, a friend & my spouse ended up dancing around the house together & it was big slumber party...

The new (& old) Blade Runner is always great!

Alice said...

I agree with Amelie or Annie Hall...though Manhattan is also great . The Royal Tenenbaums and Roman Holiday would also look great on a big screen :)

Joanna Goddard said...

the royal tenenbaums, genius!

Anonymous said...

Three of my favourite movies that Have worked great outdoors were
Ferris Bueller's Day off
The Blues Brothers
The Party starring Peter Sellers

Liz said...

Harold and Maude!!

Michelle said...

Cinema Paradiso.

PS - Love your blog. I always look forward to your posts.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much, michelle!

airstreamdiva said...

hmmm....
Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Sound of Music
West Side Story

Indiana Jones
Star Wars
Oceans' Eleven
Sleepless in Seattle

28 Days Later

i am kind of a sap, as you can tell. :)

Sudie said...

Almost Famous - a great movie to watch outdoors with a really great soundtrack.

natalie blair said...

what a great idea! there is nothing better than an outdoor movie (we used to project them onto the prop wall of our university's theater building). hmm, as for the film there's 'stranger than fiction,' 'o brother, where art thou?,' and i definitely second the 'princess bride,' and 'space balls.'

Thea Orange said...

My first outdoor movie was in Baltimore in Little Italy. This bank put it on once a month in a car park and provided chairs and popcorn. It was amazing I hardly watched the film I was so busy enjoying the atmosphere. But it was Oceans 11 - the original.

In(side) the Loop said...

Oh my gosh, thank you all for your well thought out suggestions! We plan to do this a few times over the summer, but picking that first movie is proving more difficult than we though.

And so we've been screening... Last night we watched Harold & Maude, American Cowboy (definitely not an option), Once, and then Barefoot in the Park.

Spaceballs has been a backup plan for us too. Keep them coming....we're still in screening mode! I'll be sure to let everyone know which one we decide on. Thanks! xxCourtney

Liz T.D. said...

I think Bottle Rocket would be a great movie to watch outdoors while eating cheese and drinking wine! Also, Fried Green Tomatoes, if your in the mood for a Southern summer like I always am.

Sidsel_._ said...

I think Il Postino/The Postman would be perfect on a warm summernight.
http://www.amazon.com/Il-Postino-Philippe-Noiret/dp/6305291403

Sidsel_._ said...

I think Il Postino/The Postman would be perfect on a warm summernight.
http://www.amazon.com/Il-Postino-Philippe-Noiret/dp/6305291403

Robin said...

The Apartment with Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine or Paper Moon with Ryan & Tatum O'Neal.

Lucy said...

the reason i went to dartmouth is that when i went to visit, some students were playing ferris bueller projected on a building outside at night.

Joanna Goddard said...

that is awesome, luce. ferris b would be great!

heidi said...

i came here from design for mankind... lovely blog!
First choice for movie is Cinema Oaradiso,
Second choice... Rocky Horror.
lol.
I'll be back!

Kate said...

I second Amélie! Or Casablanca (I saw it at Bryant Park this past summer and it was an amazing experience).

Or La Dolce Vita!

Kate said...

Heck yes movie twin, I was just going to suggest either The Graduate or Annie Hall.
I saw Bonnie & Clyde at an outdoor movie once and it was super awesome.

Anonymous said...

Rebel Without a Cause or To Catch a Thief!

Anonymous said...

I'm going old school...

Singles
Dazed and Confused
Before Sunrise

Yeah baby!

Jessica Rae said...

Now and Then - totally cute, wonderful, and they spy on a drive-in in the movie.

I second:
Dazed and Confused
Rear Window

For newer movies: Red Road (Suspensful and there are lulls without talking but just beautiful imagery that you can whisper to people during - but this is rated R, or maybe more. It's not porn, but it is mature.Also, because it's Irish with Irish accents, I find the subtitles helpful for some first-time viewers)

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