My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies

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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…

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9. The Machinist

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).

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8. American Hustle

Hey look – it’s Christian Bale again! Except this time he’s fat & and he has an even more problematic rug…

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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.

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6. Trainspotting

Ewan McGregor sinks into this rug in a drug-fuelled haze while the excellent Lou Reed song Perfect Day plays. Great scene!

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5. Aladdin

Come on! You know the magic carpet from Aladdin needs to be on this list… πŸ™‚

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4. The Big Lebowski

Again – you knew this one would be on the list!

The Dude: “That rug really tied the room together.”

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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Next Week: CURTAINS!

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Not really… πŸ˜‰

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:

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The Greatest Sounds In Cinema – The Wilhelm Scream

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A while ago on Twitter, I answered a question asked by The Dirk Malcolm Alternative: “What are the greatest sounds in cinema?”. I gave the answer of The Wilhelm Scream. You can read the replies and more about the Wilhelm Scream here: Dirk’s Five: The Art Of Noise. πŸ™‚

Oh, and I’m also very happy to have correctly guessed last month’s Who’s That? over at Mr Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. This is a great competition he runs where we all have to guess a different movie silhouette each month. Last month’s was Ryan Gosling’s “The Driver” from Drive. Go to this link HERE to see if you can guess this month’s silhouette! πŸ™‚

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My Top Ten Star Wars Dismemberments

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So the wonderful Cara over at Silver Screen Serenade has been celebrating her one year blogiversary with loads of great posts in which she & guest bloggers have been talking about some of their all-time favorite films.

I just HAD to do something about my beloved Star Wars. When I did this list a while back, I realized I could easily do one with the Star Wars films alone. You can check out my post for Cara, a list of My Top Ten Star Wars Dismemberments, HERE. πŸ™‚

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Wonderful 8-Bit Watercolors By Adam Lister

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May The Fourth Be With You! πŸ™‚

Figured I better blog something Star Wars-related today while I (try to) have a Star Wars movie marathon! Currently watching (the proper 1977 version of) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

Love these 8-bit watercolors by artist Adam Lister. He’s done lots of great ones based on pop culture icons & famous works of art but I especially love his Star Wars series. You can see them all here: Adam Lister Gallery.

My Top Ten: Royalty In Movies

To celebrate today’s royal birth (it’s a boy!), I thought I’d post my Top Ten Royalty In Movies. I’ll count down from ten to my number one favorite:

10. Coming To America – Prince Akeem (The royal penis is clean!)

9. Princess Mononoke – Princess Mononoke
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8. The Lion King – Simba & Mufasa (And I’d like to point out that Mufasa is voiced by James EARL Jones! Ha!)
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7. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – The Earl Of Preston & The Duke Of Ted (And if that’s not acceptable, I’ll go with the two princesses. Those are historical babes! Plus, the royal ugly dudes…)
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6. Monty Python And The Holy Grail – King Arthur
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5. Pulp Fiction – Royale With Cheese
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4. The Princess Bride – Prince Humperdinck & Princess Buttercup
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3. Rear Window – Grace Kelly (Actual royalty! Am going with my favorite of her films. Look at her – classic beauty!)
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2. Star Wars – Princess Leia (Of course!)
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1. Aliens – The Alien Queen (Look at that! Freaking awesome. The genius of H.R. Giger)
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Honorable Mentions:

Spaceballs – Princess Vespa
Stephen King Adaptations – Stephen King cameos
Carrie – Carrie White (prom queen! yeah?) :-p
Disney Princess Movies – I’ll be lazy & just say all the princesses
The Aristocats – Duchess
The Neverending Story – The Childlike Empress
King Kong – King Kong
Purple Rain – Prince
The King Of Comedy – Rupert Pupkin
Enemy Of The State – Because it stars The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air AND Regina King :-p
Star Wars (and many other soundtracks) – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

And finally:

Flash Gordon – Emperor Ming The Merciless, Prince Vultan, Princess Aura, Prince Barin, some more I think, AND music by Queen. This movie is royal-rific! And Ted loves it…

**A Note:

These are the types of films I like. I looked at lists of proper “royal” films. You know what? I’ve seen hardly any of them! So this is my list of personal preferences. And I think it’s way more fun. πŸ™‚

My Top Five Cameron Crowe Movies

Happy Birthday to Cameron Crowe! Born 13th of July 1957. So I figured I’d do my Top Five Cameron Crowe Movies (directed & written by).

In order starting with my favorite:

1. Say Anything

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2. Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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3. Almost Famous

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4. Jerry Maguire

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5. Singles

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To be honest, 4 & 5 aren’t favorites. I’d have put them the other way around but the pictures looked better in the current order. Lol

Also…

Happy Birthday to both Harrison Ford AND Patrick Stewart today! Star Wars and Star Trek COLLIDE! (but Star Wars is still better…) πŸ˜‰

Spock is Ready to Ditch Star Trek For Star Wars: Episode 7

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Below is from the following link: ScreenCrush

When asked in an interview if he’d want to be in the next Star Wars movie & work with JJ Abrams again, Leonard Nimoy had this to say:

Oooh. Ooooh, wouldn’t that be fun. I would love to. I think it would work wonderfully. I think it would work just great. I think it would be a great idea, and somebody ought to tell him that.

Because, you see, Leonard Nimoy knows that, while Star Trek IS very good, it will never compare to the genius of the original Star Wars trilogy… *just seeing if anyone takes the bait. Lol. It’s true, though.* πŸ˜‰

Danny Boyle Says We’re In Danger of Losing Adult Movies Due to β€œThe Pixarification of Movies”

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Okay. I love movies. All kinds of different movies. Two of my least favorite movies I’ve watched in the last month were Danny Boyle films: Trance & Slumdog Millionaire. So, anyway, here he is trashing Pixar & *gasp* Star Wars.

Lol! It’s not actually as bad as it sounds if you watch the video. He says Pixar & Star Wars ARE good. But “family” films. Well, I’ll take Nemo over Rosario Dawson’s vagina any day! (Wait – not sure that sounded right…)

Link to Danny Boyle video: SlashFilm