Insomnia is pissing me off. It takes away from what I can get done in the daytime without adding any extra time in the night. So, in an effort to be productive instead of browsing fark at 3am, I thought I'd throw out an idea.
Now that the theater room is basically done, I've been wanting to hold a semi-regular movie night and have folks over. We will provide movies, popcorn, and maybe even cheap beer. The idea is to hold various themed movie nights: Western, Vietnam, sci-fi, detective mystery, Kubrick, anime, and so on. Probably just two movies in an evening. And people would be encouraged to hang out and chat afterwards. Perhaps even about the movie. Art house style. Maybe we'll even make coffee or tea.
Anyway, are there themes or particular pairs of movies that you all would enjoy seeing in a cozy, private, soundproof theater room with 108 inch screen and a sound system better than any comercial theater?
To start things off, I couldn't think of a better theme than our very own City of Angeles. We could just pick out a couple movies about LA. Or (this is the extended plan) we could make three LA themed nights: Los Angeles Past, Present, and Future. Past could be films like Chinatown
or Who Framed Roger Rabbit
. Possibly even LA Confidential
. There are many candidates for Present. Swingers
and The Big Lebowski
come quickly to mind. Both are great movies and show an interesting cross-section of LA. Magnolia
and Mulholland Drive
are also possibilities. Falling Down
isn't quite a classic, but it's a great view of the trek across LA on foot. Short Cuts
looks interesting. And, Collateral
were recommended to me, but I've not seen either. As for future, all I can think of is Blade Runner
. I guess Strange Days
and Escape from L.A.
would count, but they both look pretty bad.
Any other suggestions?
Lastly, I'd like to throw in a plug for di.fm
. I wouldn't be able to stay focused this late at night were it not for them. Nothing like trance thumping through my foggy mind in the dead of night.