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Poets' Favorite Movies

Wanda Coleman

CHILDHOOD FAVORITES
The Big Sleep (1946)
Bride of Frankenstein
The Day The Earth Stood Still
D.O.A. (1950, Edmond O’Brien)
Dracula’s Daughter
Fantasia
King Kong
(Fay Wray, 1933)
Kiss of Death
(Richard Widmark, 1947)
Moby Dick
(Peck as Ahab, 1956)
Riders to The Stars
(1954)
The Invisible Man
(1933)
This Gun for Hire
(1942, Alan Ladd)
Wuthering Heights
(Oberon, Olivier, 1939)

ADULT FAVORITES (DOMESTIC)
Black Magic
(1949, Orson Welles)
Billy Budd
(1962)
Charley Varrick
Deliverance
(1972)
Dutchman
(1967)
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
The Maltese Falcon
(1941)
Niagara
On the Beach
(1959)
Point Blank
Sleepers
The Usual Suspects
White Heat
(1949)

ADULT FAVORITES (FOREIGN)
Der Blaue Engel
(1930 Marlene Dietrich)
Hour of The Wolf
The Informer
(1935)
A Night to Remember
(1958)
La Strada
Pixote
Rashomon
(1950)
The Servant
(1963)
Sexy Beast
Trainspotting
The Triplets of Belleville
Wild Strawberries
Zentropa

MOVIES TO SHARE WITH AUSTIN
Being There
Caine Mutiny
Casablanca
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(1958)
Day of The Locust
(1975)
Ground Hog Day
Key Largo
Laura
Laurence of Arabia
My Dinner with Andre
Treasure of Sierra Madre
Vertigo
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf

SCI-FI, MONSTERS & THE SUPERNATURAL
The Cat People
(1942)
5 Million Miles to Earth
(1968)
Godzilla
(1954)
Jacob’s Ladder
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Haunting
(1963)
Seconds
(1966, Cary Grant)
The Ninth Configuration
(Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane, 1980)
The Thing
(1951 & 1982)
Portrait of Dorian Gray
(1945)
The Uninvited
(1944, Ray Milland)
The War of The Worlds
(1953)
The Wicker Man
(1973)

TOP TEN COMEDIES
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Arsenic and Old Lace
Barton Fink
Born Yesterday
(1950)
Some Like it Hot
The Girl Can’t Help It
(1956)
The Horn Blows at Midnight
(1945)
The King of Comedy
(De Niro)
Radio Days
To Die For

TOP TEN WESTERNS
Duel In The Sun
(1946)
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
(1966)
Johnny Guitar
(1954)
High Noon
(1952)
High Plains Drifter
The Hired Hand
(1971)
Invitation to a Gunfighter
(1964)
My Name Is Nobody
(1974)
The Ox-Bow Incident
(1943)
Shane
(1953)

LAST MOVIES EVER (TO SEE BEFORE DYING, BY PREFERENCE)
Portrait of Jennie
(1948)
Black Narcissus
(1947)
Les enfants du paradis
(1945)
Death Takes a Holiday
(1934, Fredric March)
Kwaidan
(1964)
Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1939)
Gilda
(1946)
The Mummy
(1932, Boris Karloff)
Sunset Blvd.
(Gloria Swanson)
Days of Heaven
(1978)

HIGH-CLASS TRASH
Basic Instinct
House of Games
Tombstone
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
White Cargo
(1952)


Wanda Coleman, a poet and writer known for lyrical pyrotechnics and diamond-hard prose, was nominated for the 2001 National Book Awards (Mercurochrome); her recent books include the novel Mambo Hips and Make Believe, Ostinato Vamps (Pitt Poetry Series), Wanda Coleman's Greatest Hits  1966-2003 (Pudding House) and The Riot Inside Me: More Trials & Tremors (Godine/Black Sparrow Books). She was the first COLA literary fellow in 2003-04 (City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs).

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