Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Movie Meme Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)

A movie I plan on watching soon is The English Patient.  It won the Oscar in 1997 for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actress for Juliette Binoche, and 6 other Oscars.  I've seen some of it in the past, but I think it's mostly the clips from other shows because it was such a winning movie the year it came out.  I think I've just been intimidated by its long running time, which is silly.  That and it doesn't come on TV very often, which is how I catch up on a lot of great movies that I missed in theaters and on DVD.  What do you think of The English Patient?  Yea or Nay?

7 comments:

David Bishop said...

There was this baby on Dawson's Creek in the first season who couldn't fall asleep unless The English Patient was on. At one point, a character just simply describes the plot of the film to get the baby to sleep. That's pretty much everything I know about the movie. Good luck.

Rachel said...

Sorry, haven't seen it. Mom did and she hated it, but your tastes are very different, so I wouldn't base anything off that. It just never appealed to me.

Jess said...

Yeah, I feel like I should have seen it by now, and some people love it. But I should remember people love "There Will be Blood" too, so you can't bet on anything. Might be good as background just so I can be sure I've seen it. If you can watch Hudson Hawk because it won a Razzie, I can watch The English Patient because it won an Oscar. =P

David Bishop said...

I don't know. Good movies are harder to watch sometimes than bad movies. When we know a movie is bad, I think there's a part of our brain that lets us know its ok to watch lazily. When we hear a movie is good, we have to keep an eye out for all that deep stuff that might make it so.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Oooh, I love this so I say go for it. I'll be reviewing it before the end of next week.

Reel Whore said...

I've never seen the English Patient either. Don't think I'll be catching it anytime soon either. I think it's one of those that I'll never watch now. No particular reason, it just is.

huntlyquine said...

This is an all time great! A must see. As the relationship between Carravaggio and the Count (the English patient) unfolds it is gripping stuff. Ralph Fiennes is, as usual, wonderful as the horribly burned patient. The affair between Fiennes and Kristen Scott Thomas has some of the most moving (and steamy!) footage ever. I bought a copy of Heroditus on the strength of this film and have not regretted it. To all of you who dismiss this film - you don't know what you are missing!