Has anyone done a list of their top ten carpets & rugs in movies yet?? I can’t find one! Anyway – this came about as the hubby & I were discussing my number one on this list (a movie I’m pretty obsessed with). He doesn’t love it the way I do & part of my argument as to why it’s so awesome is because of THE CARPET! So….
Here are My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies:
10. The Pink Panther
The lovely Claudia Cardinale on a weird tiger-rug. Guess it’s a little more sexy than that picture of Burt Reynolds on the bearskin rug…
Super skinny Christian Bale has a super hard time with a dead body in a rug (Don’t worry – that’s not really a spoiler as it’s the opening scene).
Hey look – it’s Christian Bale again! Except this time he’s fat & and he has an even more problematic rug…
7. The Money Pit
Who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?! (Other than Abbi…). Here’s poor Tom stuck in a rug after falling through a hole in the floor of his “money pit” house.
Ewan McGregor sinks into this rug in a drug-fuelled haze while the excellent Lou Reed song Perfect Day plays. Great scene!
Come on! You know the magic carpet from Aladdin needs to be on this list… 🙂
4. The Big Lebowski
Again – you knew this one would be on the list!
The Dude: “That rug really tied the room together.”
3. A Nightmare On Elm Street
Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to get away from Freddy Krueger and your carpeted stairs suddenly turn into some sort of gooey quicksand? Poor Nancy! Still, it was probably better than getting licked by the Freddy-phone.
2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Chewbacca – the greatest walking-carpet-sidekick ever!
Princess Leia: “Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?”
1. The Shining
There is no other possible number one for this list. The Shining is responsible for bringing us the creepiest carpet in the history of film.
Next Week: CURTAINS!
Not really… 😉
Honorable Mention: I couldn’t find a picture of it to use but I like Gru’s pandaskin rug in one of my favorite movies of recent years –Despicable Me
Now, I think the only proper way to end this post is with a song from Nick Rivers: