Friday, October 13, 2006

Round 4


UPDATED: The two most lovey-dovey films in competition go head to head, and Harold and Maude emerges victorious over Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I would have chosen Michel Gondry's film by a very narrow margin; its visual inventiveness and narrative originality edge out Hal Ashby's more laid-back filmmaking style. But Harold and Maude is completely loveable, Ruth Gordon's performance is one of the all-time greats, and I'm always pro-Bud Cort.

5 comments:

Jess C said...

This is very very difficult. I am going to flip a coin.

Heads = Eternal Sunshine
Tails = Harold and Maude

Heads. Eternal Sunshine it is.

Doug said...

I'm with Jess on this one, it's an extremely tough call. All told I'll have to go with Harold and Maude on the principle of it had a slightly higher, "Damn, that was good" reaction from me when the credits started rolling.

Sam said...

I also agree that this is one of the hardest choices yet. I think in the end I will go with Harold and Maude because it has with stood the test of time and Cat Stevens kicks ass.

Steve said...

I will add my voice to the support of Harold. If only for the immolation scene.

Mothwitness said...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind