Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Run and Proud of It

I was inspired by Jeff Rubin's blog to take a look back at the movies I saw when they first appeared in theaters. There is a certain satisfaction to be derived in being ahead of the curb, to being one of the few to help spread the word about something wonderful. Not to follow a trend but to help start one. It should be noted that all these films grossed less than 100 million dollars, in some cases less than 50. Here are a list of some the notable films that I am (or eventually will be) proud to have seen during their first run that eventually became(or will eventually become) popular:

Fight Club
Being John Malkovich
Amelie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kung-Fu Hustle
The Fountain
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Squid and the Whale
Shaun of the Dead
Slither
Millions
Grindhouse
Behind the Mask
Children of Men
King of Kong

Are there any films you caught on the big screen and want to boast a bit? Put them in the comments.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are some good ones. I also saw Being John Malkovich in theaters, but then again I also saw Captain Ron.

-Jeff

elaine said...

Most of what you saw, I've seen:
Amelie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
everything Wes Anderson
Shaun of the Dead
Millions
The Fountain
Little Miss Sunshine
Paris Je T'aime
Sunshine

Kimmy T said...

Shaun of the Dead! Yes!

El Gigante said...

It's wild to discover this new spate of readers that are attractive French speaking women. Also apparently some guy named Jeff.

elaine said...

haha, vous ĂȘtes sympa!