Thursday, April 03, 2014

Poll and Poll

A Pole pole courtesy of
The Copernicus Center Google+ page
Our last poll did illicit much response.  Only two people responded and said their preferred method of writing is with something computerish.

I actually had this poll idea a while back and now I get to use it.

What is your favorite Chicago movie?

I'm not going to list movies that are about Chicago if they weren't filmed here (I'm looking at you Chicago!) and short shots that are essentially stock footage don't count either (I'm looking at you My Big Fat Greek Wedding).  I'm debating including The Dark Knight.  Gotham looks so much better in these films because of Chicago, and if you know Chicago you know immediately it was filmed here.  On the other hand they call it Gotham, which I always considered to be New York.

I looked for some sites that listed movies in Chicago.  Esquire had a good article, and I'm thinking I should be able to trust Chicago Magazine and The Chicagoist.  I also pulled a list of all the movies ever filmed in Chicago since 1896 from The City of Chicago's own home Website.

For the poll I'm only going to put my top 5 up there to vote on, and an, "Other" category.  If you want to add others you can put a comment on this post.

Here is a list of Chicago movies I like:

  • My Best Friend's Wedding - don't actually like the movie, but the City looks fantastic in this and it has the Cuneo Museum up here in my neighboring town of Vernon Hills.
  • Candyman
  • 16 Candles
  • Untouchables - you don't like this movie?  "Well, you're not from Chicago."
  • Backdraft - I don't think the firefighters will agree, but I like it
  • About Last Night
  • Stir of Echoes
  • The Fugitive
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Risky Business - I have lots of comments about this, North Shore, "Looks like University of Illinois!", "Sometimes you just got to say...", the El, "Get off the babysitter", my mom told me Tom Cruise reminded her of me
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Break Up - again, don't like the movie, but Vaughn loves the City and it shows
There are some others that I've heard fantastic things about and may have seen part of, but not the whole thing:
  • Ordinary People
  • Road to Perdition
  • Public Enemies
  • Color of Money
  • Call Northside 777
  • Hoop Dreams
  • High Fidelity
  • Source Code
  • My Bodyguard
What do you like?  What are your favorite quotes?  Please share and vote.

1 comment:

Ryan La Fleur said...

You forgot one of the best. Running Scared. Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal and Jimmy Smits. Plus Chicago in semi winter and a shoot out in the state building.