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Tuesday
Mar042014

Eternal Screencaps from the Blogging Mind

Guess what unforgettable movie about people wanting to forget is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary?

Have you ever thought about what your favorite shot from it is? Or which shot best represents the movie as a whole? Have you ever wondered how it can possibly be that the cinematographer Ellen Kuras has only done 4 narrative features in the ten years since?

You know where this is going right?!

Break out the bubbly because "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" returns on March 18th (We're moving it to Tuesdays at 9 PM to give people the weekend to screen the movies and be ready!). If you're new to the blog or haven't yet experimented with actually participating, I guarantee a good time. Everyone who has participating religiously has said that they've gotten a ton out of it. Plus it proves the point 'the more the merrier' because the best episodes offer new ways of looking at a movie through multiple sets of eyes!

HOW TO PLAY? 1) Watch the movie 2) post your single favorite shot (i.e. what you deem "best" for whatever reason) on your blog/tumblr/youtube/instagram/twitter/pinterest whatever and tell us why you chose it!

03/18 ETERNAL SUNSHINE (2004, *10th anniversary*)
03/26 L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997)

... and more to come!

Some of our best episodes from your suggestions, so here's what we've already covered...

1920s Sherlock Jr (24), The Circus (28), Pandora's Box (29)  

1930s
 Tarzan the Ape Man (32), Snow White (37), Wizard of Oz (39) 

1940s
Fantasia (41), Shadow of a Doubt (43), The Woman in the Window (44), Double Indemnity (44), Black Narcissus (47), Possessed (47), Easter Parade (48) 

1950s 
A Streetcar Named Desire (51), Singin' in the Rain (52), The Bad and the Beautiful (52), Forbidden Games (52), How to Marry a Millionaire (53), Night of the Hunter (55), Rebel Without a Cause (55), Picnic (55), Summertime (55), A Face in the Crowd (57) 

1960s 
Rocco and His Brothers (60), Psycho (60), La Dolce Vita (60), Hud (63), Mary Poppins (64), Bonnie & Clyde (67), Barbarbella (68), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (69) 

1970s
 Pink Narcisuss (71), The Exorcist (73), American Graffiti (73), Dog Day Afternoon (75), Story of Adele H (75), Eraserhead (77) 

1980s
 Ladyhawke (85), The Color Purple (85), Aliens (86), Law of Desire and/or Matador (86/87), Peggy Sue Got Married (86), Dead Ringers (88) 

1990s
Edward Scissorhands (90), Beauty & the Beast (91), Raise the Red Lantern (91), Jurassic Park (93),  Heavenly Creatures (94), Se7en (95), Showgirls (95), Jackie Brown (97), The Talented Mr Ripley (99)

2000s
 Bring it On (00), Requiem for a Dream (00), X-Men (00), Moulin Rouge! (01), Memento (01), The Royal Tenenbaums (01), Road to Perdition (02), Angels in America (03), Mean Girls (04), Serenity (05) 

2010s
Pariah (11)

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Reader Comments (15)

So excited!! I feel like L.A. Confidential is gonna produce some great articles. I'm looking forward to it. I'll be participating as usual. :)

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSquasher88

Suggestions? How about Trainspotting? Uh, Seven Samurai (or any other Kurosawa), Gosford Park...Kung Fu Hustle...

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

I love this movie. It's been about 5 years, so I'm due for a rewatch.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Didn't you do Jurassic Park for the 90's too?

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJones

Liza with a Z!

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I'd love to read some John Waters.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I'd love to see if you can find any good shot from an Israeli film - Walts with Bashir, Late Wedding, Footnote. I have no idea why but most of our films really don't excel in that area...
or maybe that's just my prejudice?

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohnT

So glad the series is back!

The Heiress please! Such a great movie with Wyler's terrific staging adding so much along with the fantastic performances.

Also The Fall (2006) marvelous too little known film with amazing imagery. And perhaps Doctor Zhivago too.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Did you ever post the Hit Me With Your Best Shot for Spring Breakers? I actually posted something for that, but I never saw it up on your blog.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Ooh, excited for L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - one of my absolute favorite movies of the '90s. Actually, of all time.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlylee

The 1930's look to be criminally underrepresented! It's the 75th anniversary of the Golden Year of Hollywood, 1939, so I'm just going to post all of the Best Picture nominees from the 12th Academy Awards (excluding Wizard of Oz since it's already been covered):

Gone With the Wind
Dark Victory
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
Wuthering Heights

Please one of these!

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

I'm sorry I'm insanely distracted by the gif of early, sexy-era Brando....

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZacary

zacary -- i made that gif myself before they had programs to make gifs and it is the greatest thing of all time and worth the entire 2 hours i spent on it. I will use it till the end of time.

anne marie -- i need to avoid the 30s for hte moment since your series (Kate) and my sidebar (Bette) are both stuck there for a while still!

andrew -- that was one of my fuckups of the year. I shall try and rectify as we begin this new season.

March 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

A vote for The Graduate (1967), All About Eve (1950), even Sunset Boulevard or any of Bergman's

But my secret hope would be a non-Ghibli anime, like Paprika (2006), Akira (1987) or Ghost in the Shell (1995)

March 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertombeet

Eternal Sunshine = lots of posts of Clementine and Joel under the sheet intercut with the pictures of the dolls. OR, the shot of them on the ice with the big crack underneath them. OR, child Joel in front of the abandoned house. OR, something from the house falling apart at the end.

March 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTim

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