Elephants in Science

 Posted by on August 29, 2006  Drawings, Illustration  Tagged with:
Aug 292006

This is the lineart for a title-page illustration in my Dad’s book. This particular chapter deals with news stories about Elephants in Science
In a completely unrelated topic, Ted Mathot has assembled a list ofwhat he considers to be the 20 best films of the last 20 years in his Current Flavor blog, which inspired me to try and do the same. It isn’t as easy as it sounds, firstly because so many of my all time favourites are from much earlier, and secondly because I have a hard time sorting out the guilty pleasures and sentimental favourites from what is a truly well made movie… but here is what I came up with (in no particular order):

Being John Malkovitch, the 6th Sense, Crumb, Ed Wood, My Neighbour Totoro, Lantana, Memento, The Unforgiven, Blue Velvet, Old Boy, Bottle Rocket, Fargo, the Fog of War, Heavenly Creatures, Groundhog day, Two Hands, Proof (the Australian one), Hannah and her Sisters, Sexy Beast, Spirited Away.

How about you?

  5 Responses to “Elephants in Science”

  1. That’s tough! All I know is Pootietang would be on my list for sure.

  2. Alan>> pootietang eh? I haven’t seen that one, though I have heard it is on a lot of “guilty pleasures” lists..

  3. Amadeus, Star Wars (1977), Jaws, Breaking Away, Tron, The Iron Giant, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Three and Four Musketeers (1973, 1974), Glengarry Glenross, The Hunt for Red October, Resevoir Dogs, You Can Count on Me, Big Night, The Man Who Wasn’t There

  4. i just realized you said “past twenty years”. Whoops! Sorry.

  5. Fred>> yeah, It is harder than it looks isnt it? A lot of the films on your list would have been on mine too, if they had been made later. I think I need to make another list; my All time favourites (which would include sentimental attachments and guilty pleasures).

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