March 24, 2002


Bob Greene ( is asking : What are your five movies for a desert island? (Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2002)
Here's the question:

If you were stranded on a desert island for the rest of your life, with no chance of being rescued and taken back to civilization, and you had no companions with you, no books, no radio, no television set, no computer with satellite uplink capabilities . . .

If you were stranded on that desert island, and you were given a chance to choose five movies to have with you — five movies and only five movies, to watch for the rest of your life . . .

What would those five movies be?

Here at Brothers Judd, we've recently been compiling a list of best conservative films and reviewing them. Charles Murtaugh, the bioblogger, and Eve Tushnet have taken a crack at the task too. It would seem that conservative films would be particularly important to this scenario with their messages of faith, self-reliance, and unyielding defiance of fate.

Here are my five picks (this week anyway) :
*It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
*Lagaan : Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (directed by Ashutosh Gowariker)
*A Man Escaped (or The Wind Bloweth Where it Listeth) (1956) (Directed by Robert Bresson 1901-99)
*Field of Dreams (1989)
*Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Please feel free to use the comments section to nominate your own picks or to dis' mine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2002 1:01 PM
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