26 November 2008

My Thanksgiving Gratitude List -- Film Version


There is much for film fans to be thankful for. Here is a partial list of those people and institutions I am grateful for.

My local video rental store (Videots). Turner Classics Movie station. The Internet Movie Database. The Pacific Film Archives. Landmark theaters. Multiplex cinemas. Amoeba Records. Rasputin's records. DVD players. DVDs. Amazon DVD. The DVR. Jim Emerson's Scanners Blog. RD Finch's The Movie Projector Blog. Rotten Tomatoes com. Tim Dirks' Greatest Films website.

Roger Ebert. Mick LaSalle. Yahoo Movies. David Thomson. Film critics in general. Film historians in general. James Cagney. Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck. Diane Keaton. Cary Grant. Bette Davis. Faye Dunaway. Robert DeNiro. Al Pacino. Dustin Hoffman. Joan Crawford. Lana Turner. Thomas Mitchell. Jimmy Stewart. Fred Astaire. Carole Lombard. Asia Argento. Claude Rains. Jean Gabin. Ludivine Sangier. Sophia Loren. John Candy. Michael Caine. Anne Hathaway. Margaret Dumont. Robert Montgomery. Joan Blondell. Halle Berry. Steve McQueen. Bill Murray. Ann Sheridan. Myrna Loy. Henry Fonda. Grace Kelly.

Steve Martin. William Powell. Aline MacMahon. Ann Dvorak. Penelope Cruz. Naomi Watts. Ingrid Bergman. Paul Newman. Joe Pesci. Greta Garbo. Winona Ryder. The Marx Brothers. Robert Redford. Joel McCrea. Janet Leigh. Jean Arthur. Helen Mirren. Claire Trevor. Kelly MacDonald. Denzel Washington. Peter O'Toole. William Holden. Edward G. Robinson. Cate Blanchett. Marlene Dietrich. Katherine Hepburn. Montgomery Clift. Klaus Kinski. John Cazale. Melvyn Douglas. Jean Simmons. Diane Weist. Charles Lane. Loretta Young. Joseph Cotton. Jean Harlow. Jean Paul Belmondo. Catherine Deneuve. Mary Astor. Lauren Bacall. Meryl Streep. Joan Fontaine. Warren Beatty. Alec Guiness. Jeanne Moreau. Ginger Rogers. Bugs Bunny.

Alfred Hitchcock. Woody Allen. Francis Ford Coppola. Martin Scorsese. William Wellmen. Mervin LeRoy. Charlie Chaplin. Howard Hawks. Steven Spielberg. John Ford. Akira Kurosawa. Francois Truffaut. Louis Malle. Fritz Lang. Frank Capra. George Cukor. Ang Lee. David Finchner. Spike Lee. Werner Herzog. Federico Fellini. Jean Renoir. Ingmar Bergman. Billy Wilder. Preston Sturges. Jean Pierre Melville. Sam Peckinpah. James Whale. Pedro Almodovar. Aki Kaurismaki. Gordon Willis. Gregg Toland. Thelma Schoonmaker. Hermes Pan. Busby Berkeley. Edith Head and Robert Osborne.

1 comment:

R. D. Finch said...

Riku, I give thanks to you too! I am truly grateful to be mentioned. May I now say that I have been in the company of greatness (not to mention celebrity)?