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Desert Island Discs
Topic by: underdog
Posted: April 3, 2006 - 5:30 PM PDT
Last Reply: April 6, 2006 - 9:29 PM PDT

author topic: Desert Island Discs
underdog
post #1  on April 3, 2006 - 5:30 PM PDT  
Or the "If there were a DVD Player on Lost and you were one of the castaways" thread:


Which ten DVDs (box sets will count as one DVD, if you want to stretch this out) would you want with you on the island, knowing you may be stuck there for the rest of your life, or at least several months.

(Note to literalists: the TV and DVD player are in the bunker, or run on solar powered-generator)

I'll post mine here tomorrow...

Eoliano
post #2  on April 3, 2006 - 9:21 PM PDT  
Have we a limit or can we fill our bags to the max? ; - )
woozy
post #3  on April 3, 2006 - 11:15 PM PDT  
Jules and Jim. Muriel's Wedding. And somehow I'd have to figure a way to transfer Antonia and Jane to DVD. Oh, and all the Wallace and Gromits.
artifex
post #4  on April 4, 2006 - 5:59 AM PDT  
Since I don't know of any "Complete guide to survival on a jungle island" box sets, I'd probably start with "the" Criterion box set, as offered by Amazon, and then... I have no idea. If I get bored, those hundreds of discs will make a great reflector to try to signal passing planes or ships. Okay, maybe 10 of those Criterion box sets?
underdog
post #5  on April 4, 2006 - 8:26 AM PDT  
Limit your picks to ten DVDs or DVD sets...

My picks (so far, today... who knows, maybe I'll change my mind again before I crash):

Gilligan's Island
Lost
Robinson Crusoe
And...

No, but seriously folks:



Singin' in the Rain
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Indiana Jones box set (though the first one is the one I really love)
blackadder box set
If I can only pick on Simpsons box set, I'd pick season four or five.
The Woody Allen Box Set
One of the Buster Keaton sets, or just The General
Gotta have some music, so I'd pick Stop Making Sense
The Film Noir collection that has Out of the Past on it
Spirited Away (because I'll want to be...)
Freaks and Geeks
hamano
post #6  on April 4, 2006 - 11:43 AM PDT  
I believe this calls for films that sort of reaffirm your outlook on life or personal philosophy, tickle your sense of humor, and are visually interesting. Nice music would be good too. When your eyes are tired from scanning for ships and planes you can just listen to the voices and music...

So off the top of my head...

Tampopo
Amelie
Main Hoon Na


Peter Weir's films:
Gallipoli
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Year of Living Dangerously


Jane Campion's films:
The Piano
Sweetie


And finally, for prurient value in addition to the above conditions (I'm assuming I'm stuck there alone):
Prospero's Books
Walkabout


I hope there are animals, fish and fruits/veggies around the island because I'll be hungry after Tampopo...

> On April 4, 2006 - 8:26 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> My picks (so far, today... who knows, maybe I'll change my mind again before I crash):
>
> Gilligan's Island
> Lost
> Robinson Crusoe
> And...

Castaway
Swept Away
Return to Blue Lagoon
underdog
post #7  on April 4, 2006 - 11:54 AM PDT  
Hah. Nice picks Hamano. Yeah, I wonder if Tampopo would be too cruel to have on the island - I'm always starving after watching that. You'll end up eating the disc itself!

Glad you picked Peter Weir films, and appropriately, not The Last Wave. ;-)
artifex
post #8  on April 4, 2006 - 4:21 PM PDT  
> On April 4, 2006 - 11:43 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> Prospero's Books

I don't think that's on DVD, currently.
underdog
post #9  on April 4, 2006 - 4:30 PM PDT  
> On April 4, 2006 - 4:21 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On April 4, 2006 - 11:43 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> > Prospero's Books
>
> I don't think that's on DVD, currently.
> ---------------------------------

I think someone on the plane had burned it to disc from a VHS tape, then it survived the crash.
artifex
post #10  on April 5, 2006 - 8:06 AM PDT  
> On April 4, 2006 - 4:30 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > > Prospero's Books
> > I don't think that's on DVD, currently.
> I think someone on the plane had burned it to disc from a VHS tape, then it survived the crash.

Maybe the DVD player is an old Pioneer that also does LDs. :)
barbrakearney
post #11  on April 5, 2006 - 9:38 AM PDT  
Being There
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Sound of Music
Evil Dead 2
hamano
post #12  on April 5, 2006 - 7:54 PM PDT  
> On April 5, 2006 - 8:06 AM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On April 4, 2006 - 4:30 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > > > Prospero's Books
> > > I don't think that's on DVD, currently.
> > I think someone on the plane had burned it to disc from a VHS tape, then it survived the crash.
>
> Maybe the DVD player is an old Pioneer that also does LDs. :)
> ---------------------------------


Actually it's just my wishful thinking... hopefully the film will make it to DVD someday...
Ursus
post #13  on April 6, 2006 - 3:12 PM PDT  
Battle Royale and Lord of the Flies. Anyone else who survived the crash would give you a mighty wide berth ;)

or

The "Macgyver" Box Set. I would be off that island or rescued before the end of the week. This would of course depend on whether or not conditions on the island were hospitable, i.e. companions, food, shelter... if it were nice, why not pull a nice vacation. That, and it's 80/90's Richard Dean Anderson... c'mon, what's not to like?
ALittlefield
post #14  on April 6, 2006 - 9:29 PM PDT  
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ....I actually haven't seen it, but it's fifteen hours long! I'll starve to death before I see it twice.

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