AMC showed The Shawshank Redemption at least twice today, possibly three times. I finished watching it on DVD roughly five minutes before it started on TV. There are some movies I don’t own because they’re on TV so often…didn’t realize Shawshank could be one of those!
Thing is…*deep breath* I’d never seen it.
There are many movies that I’ve never seen that are in the general consciousness of the public. Having been a film minor, and a general movie junkie, some of these are surprising. Henceforth, I’m starting a list: common movies I should have seen. Please feel free to add ones in the comments (or marvel at how I haven’t, i.e. “Seriously? You haven’t seen [insert film here]?”)
- Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I wanted to wait until they all came out, and then I didn’t get to them!)
- The Usual Suspects
- Fatal Attraction
- any Indiana Jones after the first one
- Silence of the Lambs (in full)
- Meet Joe Black
- Apocalypse Now (in full)
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Full Metal Jacket
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
That said, there are LOTS of movies that I have seen that many others haven’t. I guess it evens out. But here’s me being authentic…I may just nod when you talk about these, but I’ll see them one day!