THEM THAT'S GOT SHALL GET, THEM THAT'S NOT SHALL LOSE. SO THE BIBLE SAYS, AND IT STILL IS NEWS... MAMA MAY HAVE, PAPA MAY HAVE, BUT GOD BLESS THE CHILD THAT'S GOT HIS OWN

Found a really cool topic on IMDB's messageboard section - (that website is a freaking goldmine people). The question is: "Are there any recurring themes or similarities among your top 10 films?"

Well, yes actually. Mine are (in no particular order): 

MY TOP FILMS 

1. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117509/ 

2. Disco Pigs 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236157/?ref_=sr_1 

3. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473488/?ref_=sr_1 

4. This Is England 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/?ref_=sr_1 

5. The Basketball Diaries 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112461/?ref_=sr_1 

6. Frida 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

7. Raise the Red Lantern 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101640/?ref_=sr_1 

8. Divorce Italian Style 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055913/?ref_=sr_1 

9. 28 Days Later 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/?ref_=sr_1 

10. Underground 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114787/ 

COMMON THEMES 

1. Good soundtracks 
2. About Artists or aspiring artists 
3. Young people coming of age and trying to find themselves 
4. Really saturated colours, or a gritty ambience (or both) 
5. FRIENDSHIP!!!! Hanging out with a group of friends, capturing that sense of having fun 
6. Close, intense, passionate romantic relationships that turn turbulent 
7. Tragedy 
8. Creative use of multiple types of art form within the film - (poetry, painting, music, etc) 
9. Well written, solid scripts 
10. Strong story arcs - sh*t HAPPENS 
11. Modern settings 
12. Mostly male protagonists, but the main women always seem to be intelligent, intuitive and artistic


[title: from Billie Holiday's song "God Bless the Child That's Got His Own"]

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