Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Have you seen Gordon's list?

On a lighter note, Tom Harris has tagged me on this - the list of DVDs which Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown, which incidentally I think was a mighty fine present, especially seeing as Gordon is a film buff. (Although I was slightly put out to learn, many years ago, that Gordon walked out of Pulp Fiction. I like to think it was because he was with someone who was easily offended, rather than taking offence himself).

These are the films: Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, City Lights, The Searchers, Star Wars: Episode IV, Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunset Boulevard, The Graduate,The General, On the Waterfront, It’s a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot, The Grapes of Wrath, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial and To Kill a Mockingbird.

You get two points for owning them, one point for seeing them and nul points if you've done neither. Tom got 22. I won't beat that.

I own - On the Waterfront.

I've seen - Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, The Graduate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot, and To Kill a Mockingbird. [And I'm not 100% sure about Chinatown actually].

So, a measly 16 points out a possible 50. I tag - Paul Smith, the Bristol Blogger, Northern Lights, Bevanite and someone called Dave (there seems to be rather a lot of you).

P.S. Tom - foie gras adverts on the website?

9 comments:

Paul said...

I scored 21

bevanite said...

seven points. seven. I'm off to weep tears of shame. and watch some films.

No Shawshank Redemption? Mr Obama I'm shocked and downright dissapointed...mind you sky high expectations - the only way was down.

Jim Baxter said...

'foie gras adverts on the website?'

Kerry, what's wrong with that?

Kerry said...

Well, it's banned from being produced in the UK for a start. We can't ban its import or sale because of EU rules.

http://www.banfoiegras.org.uk/

Stephen said...

Kerry, surely a West Wing boxset would have been a more appropriate (and useful) dvd present from Obama. Haven't you got one still in the cellophane somewhere....?
33 points and no signs of a social life by the way!

Kerry said...

It's now out of its cellophane, but only because someone wanted to borrow series 5.

Bristol Dave said...

I scored 9. I would have scored higher but I don't really own any DVDs.

Kerry said...

I would have scored higher, but I haven't seen all of the films.

bristle said...

33/50.

I would have given him Executive Action.