Tuesday, March 10 2009

How could they leave out Titanic?

[Update: yup, they’re region 1 NTSC!]

List of (most likely region 1 NTSC) DVDs presented to the British Prime Minister, according to those crack journalists at MTV. Dear ghod, I hope they’re kidding.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Casablanca
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Lights
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • On the Waterfront
  • Psycho
  • Raging Bull
  • Schindler’s List
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Star Wars: Episode IV
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The General
  • The Godfather
  • The Graduate
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Searchers
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Vertigo

Pardon me, but Lawrence of Arabia? Never mind how stupid and thoughtless the gift is in the first place, but Lawrence of Arabia? What, didn’t anyone think that Brown might already be vaguely familiar with this insanely famous and critically acclaimed British film?