The best films ever: help us complete our genre handbooks: “As part of the forthcoming Guardian and Observer Film Season 2010, we’re compiling seven supplements listing the 25 best films in each genre. Now we need your help to finish them… ” (via Film | guardian.co.uk.)
But not, as you might expect, from submissions of your “Best of” lists. No, the film boffins over at the Guardian and Observer (possibly including the inimitable Mark Kermode) want your answers to the following questions, designed – it looks like – to connect with some of the pleasures that go into making a “best” film in the various genres:
- What’s the most inventive movie death in a horror movie?
- What’s the most quotable pay-off line in an action film?
- What’s the most perfectly constructed sight gag in a comedy film?
- Who are the most unlikely screen couple in a romance?
- What’s the most outrageous prediction for the future made in a sci-fi film?
- What’s the most flaw-ridden – but successful – crime scheme?
- What’s the best arthouse film that makes no sense whatsoever?
If, like me, these questions started your brain fizzing with possible replies, then hop on over and post your answers…