Happy New Year my gaggle of readers. I trust everyone woke up Saturday morning bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to tackle 2011. It's the first Movie Clip Wednesday of the New Year. Ulitmate party host Boxer is the birth giver of this meme and we are its caretakers. Here's the gist if you may be new. I come up with a theme and post it under the MCW banner the Thursday previous (usually, anyway). You find a clip around three minutes long, come here and let us know you're up and running. We'll all stop by and have us a look see.
This week's theme is "Favorite movie set in winter". I thought I'd start us off easy. I'm sure there was more than one blogger who couldn't post every clip they wanted under "favorite Christmas movie" so here's a chance to get that clip here. Or you could be like me and have some none Christmas movies set in winter that you just love.
I could actually post a bunch here. It was really hard not to post the Cusack classic "Better off Dead" but just couldn't do it. Figured it will be there somewhere from someone. If not, well, so be it.
My first pick is "Hot Dog, the movie" as opposed I guess to hot dog the-ground-up-beef-lip-tailgate-favorite. This movie from the 1984 is flippin awesome. The classic small town boy trying to make it big on the ski circuit going against the sleezy European bad guy (no offense to my European readers, this guy is sleazy not all of you. There are sleazy Americans as well. See DC, Washington) Anyway here's the intro. No helmets. No baggy clothes. Just some good tight hot dog skiing. This movie starred David Naughton who also starred in An American Werewolf in London and was Elaine's recovering alcoholic boyfriend in the Seinfeld episode where George buys the sweater with the red dot on it. George! What a guy! It also starred 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed who went on to do such classics as Gene Simmons from KISS.
The other movie that I love that's set in the winter is John Carpenter's The Thing. In space no one can hear you scream. Not to many people can hear you in Antartica either. I think Kurt Russell is better in this than in Escape from New York. Just my humble opinion. This is a great take on a classic. You won't find me saying that hardly ever. Especially as I haven't seen the new True Grit yet.