18 October 2011 826 Views

Help Edgar Wright Decide What To Screen At “Films Edgar Has Never Seen”

by Zach Oldenburg


Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim) needs you to plan his next event! With the help of some very famous friends, Edgar has compiled a list of film’s he has not yet had the pleasure of viewing. This list is now public and he’s asking you to help choose which eight films should be screened at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles as part of “Films Edgar Has Never Seen”. To see the list and which celebrities donated to it, click the jump.

Ah, what I would give to be Edgar Wright. Not too long ago, the writer/director/producer/sexy man went out and asked Quentin Tarantino, Daniel Waters, Bill Hader, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Greg Mottola, Schwartzman, Doug Benson, Zach Oldenburg (I wish), Rian Johnson, Larry Karaszeski, Josh Olson, Harry Knowles, and others to send him their lists of absolute must see films. From their suggestions, he broke down the one’s he hasn’t seen into a glorious master list:

Beware, it’s a long one. Skip to the bottom of the list for more information.

ICHI THE KILLER

GONE WITH THE WIND (Suggested by Bill Hader)

THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKEROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION

CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Suggested by Greg Mottola, Daniel Waters & Bill Hader)

MODERN TIMES (Suggested by Bill Hader)

PRINCESS MONONOKE

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (Suggested by Rian Johnson & Bill Hader)

THRONE OF BLOOD (Suggested by John Landis)

TOKYO DRIFTER

ALL ABOUT EVE

BARFLY (Suggested by Josh Olson)

HARVEY (Suggested by Joe Dante)

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (Suggested by Bill Hader)

BREAKING AWAY (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

DEFENDING YOUR LIFE

SHERLOCK JR (Suggested by John Landis)

STALKER

SUICIDE CLUB (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

THE BAD NEWS BEARS (’76) (Suggested by Doug Benson & Bill Hader)

BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

CUTTER’S WAY (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

PORCO ROSSO

RAISE THE RED LANTERN

ROMAN HOLIDAY (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

STAR ‘80 (Suggested by Jason Schwartzman & Bill Hader)

TALK TO HER

2046

5000 FINGERS OF DR T. (Suggested by Harry Knowles)

THE AWFUL TRUTH

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (’46)

BOB LE FLAMBEUR

CAPTAIN BLOOD (Suggested by Harry Knowles)

CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER

F IS FOR FAKE

HIGH AND LOW (Suggested by Rian Johnson)

JULES AND JIM (Suggested by Bill Hader)

THE OTHER (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

TWO FOR THE ROAD

UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (Suggested by Joss Whedon & Bill Hader)

A FACE IN THE CROWD (Suggested by Bill Hader)

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

THE CHINA SYNDROME

CALIFORNIA SPLIT

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (Suggested by Bill Hader)

COME AND SEE (Suggested by Larry Karaszewski)

GET CRAZY (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

HUD (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

IMITATION OF LIFE

KIKUJIRO

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (Suggested by John Landis)

NIGHTS OF CABIRIA

PARK ROW (Suggested by Joe Dante)

POSSESSION (’81) (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

THE QUIET MAN (Suggested by Bill Hader)

RED BEARD (Suggested by Bill Hader)

SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY?

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

THE UNKNOWN

BABY DOLL (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

THE BAD SLEEP WELL

THE COURT JESTER (Suggested by Joe Dante)

DOGS IN SPACE

FORTY GUNS (Suggested by Bill Hader)

KICKING AND SCREAMING (Baumbach) (Suggested by Joss Whedon)

KITTEN WITH A WHIP

KRAMER VS KRAMER (Suggested by Bill Hader)

THE LION IN WINTER

LOS OLVIDADOS (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN

THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK (Suggested by Bill Hader)

MIKEY AND NICKEY (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

A NEW LEAF (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

ONE, TWO, THREE (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

QUACKSER FORTUNE HAS A COUSIN IN THE BRONX

SAHARA (Suggested by John Landis & Harry Knowles)

SCARECROW (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

STEAMBOAT BILL JR – (Suggested by Judd Apatow)

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (Suggested by John Landis, Joe Dante)

TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

ZABRISKIE POINT: NB – I have seen the final scene stoned many times.

800 BULLETS (Suggested by Larry Karaszweski)

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

BALL OF FIRE

THE BANK DICK (Suggested by Judd Apatow & Bill Hader)

BLACK MAMA WHITE MAMA

BURN (Suggested by Daniel Waters & Larry Karaszweski)

THE CABIN IN THE SKY (From Harry Knowles)

THE CONFORMIST (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

DESPERATE (Suggested by Joe Dante)

DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE (Suggested by Daniel Waters, Larry Karaszweski & Greg Mottola)

ELITE SQUAD

FADE TO BLACK (Suggested by Julia Marchese)

FEAR IS THE KEY

THE GAMBLER

HE WHO GETS SLAPPED

HOLIDAY

HOW THE WEST WAS WON (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

JUDEX

THE KREMLIN LETTER

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (’34) (Suggested by Rian Johnson)

MONGOL (Suggested by Harry Knowles)

MR. VAMPIRE

LA NOTTE (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (’63) (Suggested by Doug Benson)

OUR HOSPITALITY

PATTON (Suggested by Larry Karaszewski)

THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

THE RED SQUIRREL

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR

SHARK SKIN MAN AND THE PEACH HIP GIRL

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (Suggested by Bill Hader)

SILVER STREAK (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN

STRAY DOG (Suggested by Bill Hader)

THE TALL T

TERROR OF TINY TOWN

THAT SUMMER

TIMES SQUARE (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

TOPSY TURVY

UNDERWORLD U.S.A

URGH! THE MUSIC WAR (Suggested by Jason Schwartzman)

VENUS IN FURS

WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?

A COLT IS MY PASSPORT

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Suggested by Joss Whedon & Joe Dante)

BEDLAM (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

THE BIG GUNDOWN

BIG JAKE (Suggested by Larry Karaszewski)

BONJOUR TRISTESSE

THE CHALLENGE

CODE UNKNOWN

THE COWBOYS (Suggested by Josh Olson)

CRAZED FRUIT

DANCING OUTLAW

DAYS OF BEING WILD

DEPARTURES

DON’T MAKE WAVES

THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

FEMALE CONVICT: 701 SCORPION (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

FORTRESS (’85)

THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE

GOING IN STYLE (Suggested by Josh Olson)

GUNGA DIN (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

HICKEY AND BOGGS (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino & Daniel Waters)

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

HOUR OF THE WOLF

INHERIT THE WIND

THE INFORMER (Suggested by Bill Hader)

INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM

IRMA VEP

IT’S A GIFT (Suggested by Joe Dante) NB: Have seen this, but want to see it again!

IVAN’S CHILDHOOD

JOHN AND MARY (Suggested by Larry Karaszewski)

KING OF MARVIN GARDENS (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

KWAIDAN (Suggested by Guillermo Del Toro & John Landis)

LANDSCAPES IN THE MIST

THE LATE SHOW (Suggested by Daniel Waters & Josh Olson)

LAST SUMMER (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

LIQUID SKY

LOLA (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

MAN’S FAVOURITE SPORT

MAUVAIS SANG (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

MATADOR

MEET JOHN DOE

THE MIRACLE WORKER (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

MIRAGE

MOROCCO (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER

NINOTCHKA (Suggested by Bill Hader)

OPENING NIGHT (Suggested by Jason Schwartzman)

PEPI, LUCI, BOM

THE PUMPKIN EATER (Suggested by Greg Mottola & Daniel Waters)

QUAI DES ORFEVRES

RED RIVER (Suggested by John Landis & Bill Hader )

ROAD HOUSE (’48)

THE SCHOOL OF HOLY BEASTS (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

THE SERVANT

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

SOME CAME RUNNING (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

TESIS (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

TOPKAPI (Suggested by Harry Knowles)

TO BE TWENTY

TWENTIETH CENTURY (Suggested by John Landis)

VAMPIRE CIRCUS

THE WAR GAME

BEAT THE DEVIL

EASTERN CONDORS (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

EL DORADO (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

FORCE OF EVIL

GIANTS AND TOYS (Suggested by Greg Mottola)

THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (Suggested by Joe Dante)

THE IN LAWS (’79) (Suggested by Doug Benson)

J.W.COOP

KISS ME STUPID

LORD LOVE A DUCK (Suggested by Daniel Waters)

ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Suggested by Joe Dante)

THE PROFESSIONALS (Suggested by Harry Knowles)

RETURN FROM THE ASHES (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

THE WESTERNER (Suggested by Quentin Tarantino)

Pretty interesting list, eh? From what I’ve heard, he’s already chosen The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension for a midnight screening and, because Gone With the Wind is 4 hours, if it gets picked it’ll be the only thing that screens that evening.

The list is sorted from most recommended to least, so scan over it again and give him your choices. The event itself will run from December 9-16. That’s four nights, 8 films, all for our friend Edgar Wright.

Post your choices on either his blog or directly to him on Twitter.



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