Tuesday, August 10, 2004

The Movies of the Cult Followings

Cult, not occult. A quick link to a post over at A Handful of Sand (nee The Unlearned Hand) on cult movies and their followings. The post primarily references "The Big Lebowski" though I think there are many other cult movie followings worthy of note. Additional ones I ascribe to and am all too willing to discuss (hehe) include "Army of Darkness" (indeed, any movie with the illustrious Bruce Campbell in it), "The Fifth Element," the original "Star Wars" trilogy, the Riddick movies ("Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick"), "They Live," "The Princess Bride," and "Labyrinth" to name a few. (I'll link all those up to IMDB later.) I feel obliged to throw in a plug for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy since, although the movie is being shot now, the cult following is of mythic proportions (without too much exaggeration). Anyways, I'm not going to get into much detail on the blog about any of those. A passing reference will serve where 1000 words would only begin.