I thought this would be a fun topic for today.
Note that it’s not about your four favorite movies, or the four you think are the greatest of all time.
I’ll start, in alphabetical order.
- Battle Beyond The Stars. Intended as a “Magnificent Seven in outer space”, the screenplay was written by John Sayles, the score by James Horner and special effects designed by James Cameron. It’s Roger Corman’s finest hour. Bonus credit for casting Robert Vaughn again as one of the seven.
- Breaker Morant. I’ve posted about this flick before. It’s genuinely moving, with a superb cast. It’s not so much an anti-war movie as it is an anti-hypocrisy one.
- Layer Cake. I’m a sucker for a good Brit gangster movie. In this one, you get a pre-Bond Daniel Craig as somebody who’s looking to get out of the business, but not having an easy time of it.
- Local Hero. Pretty much a modern fairy tale. Burt Lancaster is a hoot. Plus, a score by Mark Knopfler.
Alrighty, then. Those are mine. What about yours?