Thursday, April 24, 2008

Filmstuffs Friday

Okay, I know I said I would start adding new mixtapes each Friday, but I thought about and decided to move the mixtapes to Monday. Why? Better alliteration: "Mixtape Monday/Music Monday" and "Film Friday/Filmstuffs Friday" just sounds better.

Today, since I'm excited to go home even for a measley 25 hours, I thought I'd add some clips from movies I like that are filmed in (and usually based in) Texas.

CLOAK AND DAGGER - old lady at Alamo

It's probably been over 20 years since I've seen this movie. I was 14 before I ever went to the Alamo. I was so disappointed that it was way smaller than it looks movies. I loved this movie as a kid, but I can't remember much of it, now.

TRUE STORIES - "Hey Now"

This is one of my favorite movies. I love that David Byrne set the movie during the Texas Sesquicentennial - a whole year of crazy celebration in the state, ignored by everyone outside the state except Prince Charlie, apparently. This movie has everything I love: lonely characters, wierdos in general, lots of bright colors, suburban satire and musical numbers. This scene comes near the top of the film.

RUSHMORE - trailer

Filmed at Saint John's School in Houston. Pretty part of the city. I think my brother used to play lacrosse against them. I like Wes Anderson. Haven't seen this one in a decade. Need to revisit that!

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - trailer

Had to include this one. It was filmed in my old stomping grounds and for as dark and bleak as this film was, I thrilled everytime I recognized a mountain or vista. I was also just really impressed how well this movie captured the reticent West Texas man.

I feel like there's another clip I wanted to add, but I can't remember it right now. Eh.

Any movies filmed in your hometown/state that you like? It's always fun to spot a landmark.

2 comments:

mommanator said...

yes that is Texas- in a snapshot. I always marveledat the differences in the state of Texas as you drive east to west. AND how long it takes-
have a wonderful & safe visit

JoeInVegas said...

Thanks for sharing those, I haven't seen any of the movies.