Friday, August 29, 2008

Uncle Kevin's Film Festival: preface and apology

That gentleman and scholar Gadjo Dilo has nominated me to present a list of 12 films. Before I do anything else I should suggest that you have a look at his list and then follow the meme back via No Good Boyo et al. Even if you don't agree with their choices it's an interesting mix.

I'll begin with the apology: I won't be posting the festival till mid-next week due to pressures of gadding about.

I'll also not be presenting my favourite 12 movies. The underlying theme I want to play with precludes my choosing favourites like "King Kong" (the real one, with Fay Wray), "Casablanca" or "The Maltese Falcon." There's no place for "The Third Man" or "Citizen Kane" (they'd fit but not as well, I think). No Tex Avery cartoons, nor yet the Tom and Jerry cartoon with the seal (freeze-frame Tom's reaction to the dancing fish and tell me that's not genius). And probably no Laurel & Hardy, or at least definitely not my favourites.

So what will there be?

I'll let you know.


Gadjo Dilo said...

Oh my giddy aunt, this is very tantalising, Kevin. There's going to be some theme to your list, but one would have to be a wiser man than me to guess what it is based on what you've just said.

(By the way - and it's totally irrelevant, I realise - isn't "Kevin" just the greatest name now right now what with the success of the new "England" cricket captain?)

Kevin Musgrove said...

In times to come, all children will be called Kevin. Or Darren.

Especially the girls.

No Good Boyo said...

Keegan, Turvey, MacKenzie (that "l" is silent)- they made the English nation.