Thursday, 17 February 2011

Directive's cut

Ana is enchanted with WALL-E. She lives on a spaceship with EVE (a renamed snowman toy), boot and plant. Together, they are determined to carry out DIRECTIVE. Upon a mountain of very cute past contenders, it is in fact the very cutest thing she has ever done.
Coming down to the ground.
I am a WALL-ite too, having now watched the flick with her eleventy-hundred times. When I see WALL-E and EVE dance in space, propelled by a fire extinguisher, music and their own laughter, it strikes me as the most wonderful and romantic piece of cinema on record. And the film even features pizza plants - who doesn't want one of those?

Nothing compares to Ana's beloved robot, but these four come next in my mind:
  1. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). For the Anglo-American dinner party sketch (with no balls), featuring the Grim Reaper and fatal salmon mousse. 
  2. Lilo and Stitch (2002). Because I essentially live with both a Lilo and a Stitch, which serves as a daily reminder that ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind (or forgotten). 
  3. The Fifth Element (1997). Luc Besson, Mila Jovavich, a bunch of aliens and Bruce Willis. What's not to love? 
  4. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988). About a magical lost corner of the world, featuring a pig called Lupita, and the notion that nobody would do nothing if they knew what they were in for.  
Clearly, with two kids movies in the list, I need to get out to the cinema more. Thanks to Kate Takes 5 (of television fame - congratulations) for another great listography idea. 


  1. We have a little Wall-E robot that is sound activated and you can plug your iPod in to use it as a speaker. The little one loves it!

  2. For some reason my son was scared of Wall-E. I might try again now he is a bit older...

    Loved your list.

  3. Will have to look up that last one.
    Can I just say that the shoe looks very new to be consigned to the garden. Or were we cross with Daddy that day?

  4. Ahh the Fifth Element... fantastico x

  5. Fab list! I *love* Wall-E. Haven't heard of the last film but I'm off to IMDB for a nosey now :)

  6. She has very good taste, Wall-E is the best! Emma :)

  7. Thanks guys - Dawn, that sounds FABULOUS, I want a voice-activated WALL-E too! Kate - it may look like a shoe, but it's actually a blister-producing b**tard, thus the garden banishment....

  8. We love Lilo and Stitch! Wall-e is good too, I love the little cockroach in it. Just found your blog, now following!