Friday, August 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged: Rat Pack Film Festival

Jeremy at Moon In The Gutter has tagged me to participate in a twelve movie meme. I'm more than happy to oblige. This meme was started by Piper at Lazy Eye Theatre. The premise is that you are responsible for creating your own ideal film festival at the New Beverly Cinema.

Here are the rules:

1) Choose 12 Films to be featured. They could be random selections or part of a greater theme. Whatever you want.

2) Explain why you chose the films.

3) Link back to Lazy Eye Theatre so I can have hundreds of links and I can take those links and spread them all out on the bed and then roll around in them.

4) The people selected then have to turn around and select 5 more people.

Since my blog is focused on the Rat Pack, I thought I would pick movies that featured various members of the group.

Monday: Ocean's 11 (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) --- These are my favorite two of the Rat Pack flicks. It was great to see Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop all in the first movie. I really love Dino and Sammy in both of these.

Tuesday: The Silencers (1966) and Murderer's Row (1966) --- These are my favorite two of the four Matt Helm spy flicks. What's not to love. Besides Dino, you've got great music, beautiful babes, evil villains, cool sets, and much more.

Wednesday: The Ambushers (1967) and The Wrecking Crew (1969) --- The first one of these is my least favorite of the franchise. It does have Senta Berger in it though. I do think they ended the franchise with a good flick. Plus it has a trio of lovely ladies in Sharon Tate, Elke Sommer, and Nancy Kwan in it.

Thursday: Salt and Pepper (1968) and One More Time (1970) --- I recently saw these two flicks for the first time. They star Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. I loved them.

Friday: The Caddy (1953) and Artists and Models (1955) --- These are probably my favorite of the Martin-Lewis comedies.

Saturday: The Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984) --- Both these movies have great ensemble casts. Dino and Sammy steal both movies.

Not sure if any of these people have already been tagged or not, but here's who I'm tagging to participate:

1. Undead Film Critic
2. The Percy Trout Hour
3. Bish's Beat
4. Notes From Hemingway's Lounge
5. Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire

I hope all of these fine bloggers will take the time to participate. I guess that's it. I also hope that anybody checking out this post will enjoy how I would schedule a film festival. Let me know what you think. Thanks. Cheers!


Undead Film Critic said...

Oh Shit. I've been tagged.

Nostalgia Kinky said...

Sign me up for every damn night Keith...what a dream week at the movies! Thanks for joining in!

Keith said...

Hey Undead: LOL Sorry, man. I thought you would be a perfect choice.

Hey Jeremy: Thanks. Glad you liked my choices. It was fun doing. Thanks for tagging me.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I'd love to attend this film fest. These are some wonderful choices you have made. I love all of these movies. Great blog!

Keith said...

NSF: Thanks. The more the merrier!

PIPER said...

I have to admit, I love the Rat Pack but am not familiar with most of their films, so I would attend all of this, and probably leave before Cannonball Run II started up. But the rest, I would be there, with an untied bowtie, a martini and a big ass pinky ring.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, very fine RP choices...likes the way that you coupled the fiicks together...

Keith said...

Piper: Thanks. I guess my film festival would be a great chance to see a lot of Rat Pack flicks. Cannonball Run II I liked mostly because of Dino and Sammy. Not the best movie.

DMP: Thanks. Glad you liked my choices and the setup. I did try to blend them well together. This would be a cool film festival to attend.

Steve Langton said...

Would be wonderful to see all these on a big screen. Some very neat choices.

Keith said...

Thanks Steve. I appreciate that. Have a good weekend.