Kicking off a new regular feature here at FlickeringMyth, Trevor Hogg selects his Desert Island Collection...
1) Raiders of the Lost Ark – Indy makes archeology and the bullwhip cool
2) L.A. Confidential – a sprawling novel turned into a tightly weaved crime epic
3) Star Wars: A New Hope – the sheer imagination of George Lucas
4) The Shawshank Redemption – characters you would like to spend time with
5) Witness – a fascinating blend of action, drama, humour and romance
6) The Godfather – a rare hybrid of artistic integrity and commercial appeal
7) Wonder Boys – comedy that truly has a heart and a soul
8) The Bourne Supremacy – lean and mean action filmmaking
9) Grosse Pointe Blank – romance, wit, and guns = a guy’s idea of a date movie
10) Thank You For Smoking – Big Tobacco dismantled without lighting a cigarette
1) Batman: The Animated Series – The Dark Knight as he should be
2) Law & Order – life is indeed stranger than fiction
3) NCIS – distinct characters who competently solve crime with a sense of humour
4) Burn Notice – makes you feel like one of the gang
5) WKRP in Cincinnati – life at a radio station was never so much madcap fun
6) MASH – saving lives during wartime with wit
7) The Good Wife – a dynamic view of a lawyer’s life inside and outside of the courtroom
8) Veronica Mars – if only high school students were so sassy and clever
9) The West Wing – politics made engaging
10) Frontline – investigative journalism at its finest
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Trevor Hogg is a freelance video editor and writer who currently resides in Canada.