I wouldn't have ever thought to call Videodrome a unique pick, but I suppose I am the only forum user who has it as their #1. What can I say? Beyond being a brilliant mood piece, Videodrome is the single film out there that has the most to say about the relationship that we as viewers have with the films that we view.outdoorcats wrote: ↑October 26th, 2020, 1:46 pm -I wouldn't have guessed your #1, that's a unique pick. Between your #1 and #8 I'd guess you'd have an affinity for paranoid thrillers. I assume you've already seen most of Alan J. Pakula's filmography?
-The 4 Scream films is an interesting choice. I finally watched the first one for the first time a couple weeks ago. I'd love to hear what you love about them.
Yes, I am big into paranoia thrillers; I have Don't Look Now and the Welles version of The Trial inside my top 20 too. I've seen 12 films by Pakula.
Recent Letterboxd reviews for all four Scream films: https://letterboxd.com/solh/films/diary ... es-craven/
I love how much each the films have to say about the movies, as well as the impact of cinema on the younger generations. The series gets progressively more interesting as it moves from film 2 to 4 and the fictitious Stab series becomes a bigger and bigger part of the narrative, with reconstructed sets, characters interacting with actors playing them and so forth. Each of the four films is incredibly funny and the character dynamics are amazing, especially the arcs of the Campbell, Cox and Arquette characters over the course of the franchise. Perhaps best of all though is how well each film works as a murder mystery, with lots of subtle clues dropped along the way, many of which only become noticeable after repeat viewings. Try rewatching Scream knowing who Ghostface is, and I guarantee you'll find it much more dynamic.