Monday, March 31, 2014

Desert Island Package Trip


You can take a book, a movie, and the complete episodes to a TV show to your island. What do you take? (PS Would have liked to include a CD but couldn't come up with just one.)

I take The Best Short Stories of the 20th Century, edited by John Updike
The Complete MAD MEN series.
FANNY AND ALEXANDER, THE THEATRICAL VERSION


17 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
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Prashant C. Trikannad said...

A bunch of westerns, a bunch of comics, a bunch of animated cartoons, and "The Big Bang Theory."

Deb said...

Book: Would a complete set of something be cheating? I'd take the complete works of Balzac (English translations of course). He wrote a lot and I haven't read many of his books.

Music: The Beatles' Rubber Soul or Revolver--can't narrow it down more than that.

TV: Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Movie: One of my "I can watch this again and again" movies: Jaws, Close Encounters, Moonstruck, etc.

George said...

BOOK: Complete works of Anthony Trollope.
MUSIC: Mozart: Complete piano concertos.
TV: HOUSE OF CARDS
MOVIE: Something by Hitchcock

pattinase (abbott) said...

I considered putting down RUBBER SOUL and Beethoven's 9th but listening to the same music is tough. I looked through compilation albums and almost went with one with Phil Spector's music from the early sixties.

Charles Gramlich said...

THE SF Hall of fame volume 1
Star Trek, TOS, first season
Once Upon a Time in the West

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Phil Spector collection is good but maybe at the moment I'd go with THE MOTOWN COLLECTION, 1959-1971.

Book? How can I narrow it to one? I can't. One series that comes to mind is A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME by Anthony Powell.

TV? Hmm. Jackie picked HILL STREET BLUES. I might go with THE GOOD LIFE (Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal).

Movie - CASABLANCA.

Jeff M.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - I'd take the complete series of Cold Case, the film The Big Chill and...hmm.....a large collection of short stories (don't know which particular one). Interesting question.

Cap'n Bob said...

Book: The Long Goodbye
TV Series: Leave It to Beaver
Album: Woodstock
Movie: Deep Throat

pattinase (abbott) said...

God, I would almost change to LITB. I love that show.

Richard said...

Since it appears I cannot take my cats or garden, I'll stay home. That allows me to have all of Raymond Chandler and Anne McCaffrey, all of Mike Shayne and Agatha Christie, etc. If I had to limit to one "book" it might be Lord of the Rings.

TV: the complete Rumpole of the Bailey, the set of Holmes with Jeremy Brett, the set of Foyle's War.

Film: Chinatown, Fantasia, Philadelphia Story.

Music: Complete Steely Dan, Complete Mozart Symphonies & Concertos

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Book-The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
CD-London Calling by The Clash
TV-The Wire
Movie-The Big Lebowski

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, these are all great. THE WIRE would have been my second choice. Or BreAKING BAD.

Yvette said...

Oh where do you come up with these gosh-darn so hard questions, Patti? :)

Okay, book, film, television show. Hmmm.....!

Pride and Prejudice, The West Wing and The Lady Vanishes. Maybe.

Music: Tuandot, the entire opera on CD. The recording with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavaroti.

Anders E said...

book(s): A complete set of Carl Barks' Donald Duck comics. Such sets actually exist.

movie: the original LADYKILLERS.

TV: THE COMEBACK. Runner up: BLACKADDER

music: tough call, but probably some big fat Motown box set, or Duke Ellington 1926-1942.

pattinase (abbott) said...

have never watched Black Adder. Must do.
THE LADY VANISHES is one of my favorites but since I can already recite the lines, better not.

Anders E said...

You're in for a treat with BLACKADDER.
Note that the first run is considerably more conventional than what came next. The last one - BLACKADDER GOES FORTH - is set in the WW1 trenches and it is some of the blackest and bitterest comedy I've ever seen. The final epsiode is jawdropping and genuinely moving.