...and so it turned out that Alan Shephard was the first American in space. How we laughed.
Hello again. I now present my five favourite films of 2001, together with a reason for my picking them. I hope that you find them both controversial and prophetic. In reverse order, then:
Jurassic Park III. He he, it had dinosaurs as camp as tents, and a ridiculous storyline. Nevertheless, it was several times better than The Lost World, and so I have a lot of respect for it.
Shrek. I liked its ogre shtick. And the fact that it had eels and The Proclaimers on the same soundtrack. And the twist ending. The humorous theme-park satire. And the computer graphics. Which are a landmark, soon to be surpassed, no doubt.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I didn't expect to like this film, because I didn't expect that I would like the book. (As was the case with Lord of the Rings....) But I did enjoy the film. So that's good.
Moulin Rouge! I found this very funny and would only change the fact that you knew she was going to die from the beginning (sans commas!). Best actor in this was obviously Jim Broadbent, for it was he.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Well, this is probably the best film that I have seen in a cinema this year. It has the right ingredients to become a classic, and I hope it does, because I saw it just after it came out. As I didn't Star Wars.
Also: Lifetime Achievement - Gregory's Girl; best movie on TV - Gregory's Girl.