Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rub It All Over

One of the funniest things my friend Nick ever said to me was when I once mentioned on the phone that I had just watched Robert Altman's Nashville. With total commitment he uttered this aside ...and I quote
I want to rub that movie all over me
I guffawed in surprise and then immediately thought "why yes" and then "save some for me". Slather that brilliant political animal and americana panorama all over me, too.

So... (you know where this is going) which movie do you want to rub all over yourself? Start rubbing in the comments.

29 comments:

Billy D said...

Well, Moulin Rouge!, obviously.

J.D. said...

Atonement. There is so much worthy of rubbing in that movie, it sort of hurts. And not just James!

Glendon said...

Boogie Nights

Ben said...

Mulholland Drive. So much awesome going on in that movie, plus Naomi Watts is my number one girl crush. :-D

mikadzuki said...

Any Wong Kar-Wai film. I could use a little of that sultry, nicotine-smelling neon shimmer.

Maybe 2046, since it's got Ziyi Zhang.

Chad said...

Right now--Vicky Cristina Barcelona. A double rub for Rebecca Hall.

Cristhian said...

I liked to be steeped in La Dolce Vita, but if it's all about rubbing? Rub me with Persona.

G.K.R. said...

Goddammit. I love Altman, and have seen all I can get my grubby mitts on, but Nashville remains unavailable in the UK (unless you can afford to buy a multi-region player... which remains nought but a beautiful dream for me at this point).

As far as the question goes... I'd love to rub Terence Malick all over me. I can't even decide which film. Bits of all of them. Or ALL of all of them. As long as I can still fondle some Moulin Rouge with my big toe at the same time...

Anonymous said...

Another Altman film....McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

Hayden said...

Branagh's Hamlet, for sure. It's just so decadent that it's the kind of film you'd love to just bathe in.

Adam said...

Two rubs. Mulholland Drive and In the Mood for Love.

So Yun Um said...

8 1/2. most definitely...

BBats said...

Love me some Nashville and rub me some Wet Hot American Summer.

Deborah said...

Monsoon Wedding.

Top Hat.

Top Hat is my standard default favorite movie, but tonight I'd rub Monsoon Wedding on my special parts.

Blake said...

Being John Malkovich. I'd rub it all over me all the time if I could.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Rebel Without a Cause followed closely by Mulholland Drive.

elgringo said...

In the immortal words of Jurassic 5: High Fidelity, definitely.

NicksFlickPicks said...

Well, I suppose I've already answered, but also: The Piano (duh), Morvern Callar (duh), and Searching for Debra Winger (hee)

So glad I can keep you laughing years later!

crossoverman said...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - or maybe I want to rub that all over my brain?!

Neel Mehta said...

More literal possibilities:

Grease
Silk
Poison Ivy
Shampoo
Powder
Novocaine
(?)

John T said...

Once Upon a Time in the West, Nashville, Chinatown, Laura, and I'd finish off with a trio of Citizen Kane, The Third Man, and Touch of Evil. Apparently I'm a bit of a movie slut.

jimmy said...

hud

NATHANIEL R said...

Neel literal yes... but do you really want to rub these all over you. Ouch and ewww and oh my

ben wouldn't mulholland drive cause mutations if it seeped into the skin. I'm just saying.

blake rubbing being john malkovich. from inside his head or on the 7 and 1/2 floor or just with the Diaz/Keener fusion?

deborah mmmmmonsoon wedding. Thanks for the memory. a rich choice --i think i shall listen to the soundtrack right now.

wgcareyjr said...

David Lean's Summertime starring Katharine Hepburn.

Heather said...

Braveheart. Just thinking about it makes me swoon.

Erich Kuersten said...

This post concept is lewd and disgusting!

P.S. - The Grand Hotel, I Know Where I'm Going, Thunderball!

NATHANIEL R said...

erich... my deepest apologies

p.s. send photos once you've finished slathering with Thunderball in the Grand Hotel

Alex said...

Right now I think I may be in the mood for some Silkwood...

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