After watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I decided that it would be fun to go through all the Disney feature films in order. There's actually a bunch that I either haven't seen in a long time, or haven't seen period. Anyway, the film that came out after Snow White was Pinocchio, which also happens to be on the Top 1000 list. Two birds, one stone.
So I was kind of bored today, and I thought, "Hey, why not watch the seminal classic The Toxic Avenger for the first time ever?" And then I checked and saw that it was on Netflix, which is all a movie really has to do for me to watch it.
The next movie I'm watching is the animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is the movie that made people take Walt Disney (and really the entire idea of an animated feature) seriously. Before this, you've got mostly animated shorts, and pretty much everybody thought a full length animated film would be doomed to failure. This is why you shouldn't listen to pretty much everybody.
The next film on our list is Flaming Creatures, a 1963 short by Jack Smith. Its claim to fame is that it was pulled from very limited distribution after being judged obscene by the New York Criminal Court. Why is it on the list? Mostly because it's edgy and controversial, although surprisingly not that explicit. I mean...considering the fact that the NYPD seized it at the premiere.
The next film on our list is The Purple Rose of Cairo. It's one of the many Woody Allen films included in the Top 1000, and stars Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels.