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The Michigan Daily
eWhether or not these movies are classics, chances are most of your fellow
freshmen have seen them. These movies will broaden your perspective, or
at the very least make you sound like you have a clue.


By the Daily Arts Staff
"THE GODFATHER" Kaufman's ingenious and outra- (what's the fi
geously high-minded screenplays again?) and
It doesn't get any better than is unquestionably his most popu- among a gen
this. Though often pegged a notch lar, and really, it's no wonder: movie mantr:
below "Part II," Francis Ford Cop- More than with any of his other conformity.
pola's film that ushered in a new era work, this is ultimately a story
in Hollywood is both a filmmaking of love. Serious Jim Carrey is in, "DON
landmark and a pre-college must Kate Winslet with blue hair is still
see. There's nothing like a good, hot and just about any movie with Witness th
violent, freely sprawling story of nonlinear structure can be passed "Donnie Dar
the mob to get you in with the legit- off as "deep." Trust us. tale of a boy,o
imate film kids, and there'll come a giant bunny t
time when a passing reference to "FIGHT CLUB" dog of a hot y
the church-assassination sequence lenhaal) and
will only get you so far. It's a movie In the category of "you probably plot that doe
that defined an industry, and one should have seen this already," matter how m
you'll never forget. "Fight Club" nonetheless deserves beforehand.
a shout out if you're among the to see which
"ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE miscreants who haven't. David mates decide
SPOTLESS MIND" Fincher's graphic and funny film whatever you
featuring a gifted actor and a mat- the-wall ram
The least conventionally satis- inee idol taking it to the streets preordainedr
fying of indie mindfuck Charlie is among the most often quoted generation.

rst rule of fight club
widely seen films



eration thirsty for a No film has ever been made
a of chaos and non- quite the same since Quentin
Tarantino's blood-and-guts story-
book won top honors at the 1994
NIE DARKO" Cannes Film Festival. The pop-
culture manifesto and unchal-
he bizarre church of lenged alpha and omega of all
ko." The Sept. 11 era things postmodern filmmaking is
a plane crash and his the single most influential Ameri-
outs a violent puppy can movie since its release. And
young star (Jake Gyl- it's a lot of fun, too.

a quasi-intellectual
sn't make sense no
uch weed you smoke
It's always a treat
movies your class-
to immortalize, and
ur opinion of its off-
iblings, this is the
poster movie of your

Yeah, we h
But we hear it
should check i

aven't seen it either.
's the new thing.You
t out.
This article originally
ran on Sept. 5, 2006.


Uma Thurman in "Pulp": Sexiest cokehead ever (sorry Kate Moss).



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