EPISODE 402: SCOTT’S FAVORITES by · Published December 1, 2014 · Updated August 7, 2015 In this episode, Scott Nye returns to discuss his favorite films of all time, as well as the trailers for Jurassic World and the new Star Wars.Related Posts:Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 840: Michael SnowEpisode 839: Movies About AmnesiaEpisode 833: Top Ten Films of 2022Episode 831: Individual Achievements 2022Patreon: A Fun Game with Scott Nye April 2023Patreon: A Fun Game with Scott Nye May 2023Patreon: A Fun Game with Scott Nye February 2023 Share
You should invite guests in more often to discuss their top 10 movies – very interesting to listen to.
I Completely agree Mike. This was a great episode. It was really interesting to hear what Scott liked about them and why they made his list. I can’t wait to see the ones I have seen.
I had to do a similar psychological evaluation on myself after realizing that my favorite films are filled with despair and cynicism and ask, “What the hell does this say about me?” I was surprised to see Barry Lyndon on Scott’s list. I feel pretty lukewarm towards some of Kubrick’s films but I am absolutely in love with Barry Lyndon and glad that I am not alone!
Decided on a whim to post my personal Top 10 here. This is the 2013 edition. It’s probably still the same, but who knows. I have no idea what this list says about me. If anyone has any insights, I’ll gladly hear them.
1. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, Martin Scorsese)
2. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro)
3. A Hard Day’s Night (1964, Richard Lester)
4. Harvey (1950, Henry Koster)
5. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
7. The Brave Little Toaster (1987, Jerry Rees)
8. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
9. Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, Woody Allen)
The only one on this list I’ve not seen is WALKABOUT, but of the others, I’d say there are two strong threads at play – one of characters who find their will to reshape the world dependent on the help of others (Last Temptation, Hard Day’s Night, Seven Samurai, Lawrence, Brave Little Toaster), the other about viewing the world in a fantastical way and emerging disillusioned by, but more ready to face, the true reality of things (Pan’s, Harvey, Tree of Life, Purple Rose of Cairo). How’s that strike you?
It definitely fits. I probably would have never thought of them on those terms (as I tend to be less intellectual and more instinctual when it comes to art). Going on your analysis, Walkabout may fall into both camps, though I’d have to watch it again to be sure. Anyway, thanks for the reply!
The full Top 100 is here: