I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Scalzi‘s listings from the Rough Guides‘ Movie guides. They make me wonder what the canon lists of movies would be for specific topics. I’ve listed a few that I think should be on the list (sticking to movies that I’ve seen, of which there are far too few). What else belongs there?
By request, the Vegas movie canon. Vegas exists in a dual movie state for me. In the summer it’s “Fear and Loathing” country, and the winter it’s all Rat Pack. What movies say “Vegas” to you?
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Oceans 11 (the original Rat Pack version)
- Oceans 11 (the quite good recent remake)
- Swingers (there’s so much truth to the “Vegas Baby!” scene)