Thursday, September 07, 2006


The Wicker Man or Blue Velvet?

UPDATED: I hate to be a sore loser, and The Wicker Man is a great movie, but really - the naked Britt Ekland movie? Over Blue Velvet? Over the severed ear and the bugs in the grass and the lady dancing on the car?

Ah well, that's that. This is a contest to inaugurate Cinevistaramascope's favorite film, so I like the idea that my opinion is no more or less valid than anyone else's. I sort of hate it when internet film critics make fun of their readers for having different taste, so let it be known that diverse opinions are embraced here. And and least my favorite film lost to an indisputably chilling and thought-provoking horror movie. Jeffrey, Sandy, Dorothy, Frank, Ben, you were beaten by the best. More to come soon. Sorry for rambling, but this has been a positive learning experience.

Yep, that's a human ear, all right.

10 comments:

Mothwitness said...

Close call but I have to say Blue Velvet.

Dr. Criddle said...

The Wicker Man - but I still love Blue Velvet dearly enough to hope it will never be remade by Neil LaBute.

Sam said...

Blue Velvet.

stennie said...

Another tie -- Wicker Man here.

Endless Greg said...

Nearly impossible to decide, but if I had to choose I'd go with The Wicker Man. Maybe the maypole song is the deciding factor.

Tom Sutpen said...

Let's see . . .

Blue Velvet doesn't have a shot nearly as awe-inspiring as the aforementioned image of Britt Ekland, barefoot all over. But The Wicker Man doesn't have a scene with the cumulative force of Frank Booth telling Jeffrey that he walks with him in dreams, while the chunky girl on top of the car makes like a weary go-go dancer to the sad thunder of Roy Orbison's vocal.

Hmmmm . . .

Tell you what. If they'd turned around and tossed Christopher Lee into the Wicker Man, then I'd probably select that one. They didn't, so I'll give the nod to Blue Velvet.

You'd be surprised how many critics employ similar methodologies to their choices.

(great blog, btw!)

Dr. Criddle said...

Uh, the comments here make it look like a tie (3 against 3, not including your vote).

Bemis said...

That's because the most recent vote came after voting was closed.

I can count to six.

Mothwitness said...

You're such a dork, Jack.

Dr. Criddle said...

Well, sorry, but I just saw the six even votes here and it just looked like The Wicker Man had won by somewhat Floridonian methods.

I'll stop dorking now.