The Princess and the Pirate

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13 February 2004

6 best films that draw blank stares when I mention them

In alphabetical order. Keep in mind that these are not my favorite films of all time, just my favorites among those with which you are unfamiliar.

Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, Die (1926) - I tried not to cheat by listing foreign films, but this is silent and so eerily cool that it insisted upon inclusion.

Dead Awake (2001) - Insomnia, murder, dog shootings, and lesbians.

Dead Man (1995) - This deliberately paced b&w western stars Johnny Depp and has bit parts by Crispin Glover, Billy Bob Thornton, Gabriel Byrne, Lance Henrikson, and Iggy Pop among others.

Donnie Darko (2001) - Do not let the cover fool you into thinking it's a horror, and do not let the TiVo description trick you into thinking it's a kids' movie. It is neither.

Mystery Train (1989) - Jarmusch again. Joe aptly observed that this film got it right long before Four Rooms made the attempt and fell short.

Way of the Gun (2000) - Bang.


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