but I've always hated Casablanca. I actually had a romantic relationship back in college based almost entirely on a mutual disgust with that movie. Lasted about three months (the relationship).
My two favorite movies on your list are Metropolis and La Dolce Vita. Is there a new movie coming out about Fellini, or did I dream that?
Buster Keaton's The General might be my favorite movie of all time. Pretty damn close to perfect.
... I'd like to sit down with Pop Culture and have a good, long talk about the old days. That would be fun!
In high school, the lyrics to "Broken Hearts are For Assholes" was comforting for me. Still is, to a lesser extent. Yeah, real mature, I know, but a lot of his dumber, more disgusting songs still read like poetry to me. He always had a pleasing cadence with his little gross-out monologues.
He did a great Bob Dylan impression in "Flakes," too, maybe the only truly funny one in the entire sordid history of Bob Dylan impressions. And a lot of that "shut up and play yer guitar" stuff is pretty enjoyable, if I'm in the right frame of mind. Great music.
The only Zappa album I actually bought when it came out was "Jazz from Hell," the computer album, which I listened to A LOT. I should track that down.
Anyway, Frank did a lot of things really well. Even when he was irritating, he was still usually interesting.
How was the show, anyway?
Can't believe I didn't see you there, M! I love this event. Here's my vid: