Thursday, April 26, 2012

Top 25 Road Films

A couple months ago Steve and I decided that we were going on a long walk. Six hours, we said, three out and three back. We had no geographical destination in mind. We made all decisions on the spot about which way to go next. I loved it.

At one point along the way I asked him what his favorite "journey" movies were. We quickly realized that we were naming a lot of movies, which meant that some part of our criteria for what constitutes a journey movie remained unclear. The problem was that all movies could be classified in terms of journey. It's a vague and ambiguous terms without clear guidelines for what you're after.

You can expect, then, how delighted I was to hear about IMAGE's declaration of the Top 25 Road Films. "Road" is their guideline. Some of these I have heard of, but many are new. In any case, I'm excited to start watching these. You can take a look at the list here, but be sure and read Darren Hughes intro post here. I really need give The Moviegoer another shot. I think Walker Percy and I would be friends.

Which ones on the list have you seen? What did you think about them? Which movies would you add to the list? For me, Little Miss Sunshine.

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