Dec 20, 2006

Our New Year's Eve Movie Marathon

Everyone we invited to our one-day movie marathon on New Year's Eve day will bring a lovely bottle of wine or champagne and crudites or hors d'oeuvres. We've created a schedule of pre-selected movies. (See below)

Folks can drop in or out when they like, depending on which movie they want to see. Our nonstop marathon begins at 10 AM and ends at 3 AM the following morning. Ten or twelve people are expected (some couples, some single) too see up to eight movies. Why so few people? Because the idea of our party is to watch the movie with a like-minded soul, and not spend a lot of time chatting or in the kitchen. I haven't compiled the menu and wine list yet, but here are the DVD's we've chosen:

10:00 AM - Marx Brothers: A Night at the Opera

12:00 PM - Harold and Maude

2:00 PM - Raise the Red Lantern

4:00 PM - Antonia's Line

6:00 PM - Memento

8:00 PM - Run Lola Run

10:00 PM - Cinema Paradiso

Midnight - Ring in the New Year

12:10 PM Continue with Cinema Paradiso

1:30 AM - Ran

3:00 AM - End of Marathon

Why did we choose these movies? No rhyme or reason, really. We've seen them before. We like them. We thought they presented an interesting, sometimes funny, and thought-provoking combination. The line up is determined by who is arriving when. There were many other choices, obviously, but the person bringing the movie had the final say.
If you were coming to my marathon, which movie would you bring? It's never too early to plan for the next one!


eric3000 said...

I generally don't like to watch a movie more than once. This drives the other Eric crazy because he buys everything on DVD and likes watching things over and over.

But I guess if I were bringing a movie to share it would be "Tampopo" (1985), which claimes to be the first Japanese noodle western and who would argue? This is one of my favorite films of all time. I think it would be a fun one to watch with a bunch of people and it's a great film for foodies (up there with "Babette's Feast").

Ms. Place said...
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Ms. Place said...

The other Eric and I have something in common! I love rewatching my faves, especially comedies!

Babette's Feast was one of my faves. Tampopo is on my Netflix list, but it isn't available. Drat.