The ongoing Barnes & Noble 50% sale of Criterion titles got me to wondering. If I had, say, a hundred bucks to spend, which films would I get, and why? Another version had me choosing ten titles. But which ones? [The former scenario would be exclusive of sales tax and shipping, for the sake of simplicity.]
So, for example, I've been thinking about switching the film I screen when teaching mise-en-scene. So perhaps the newly issued Monsoon Wedding? But then, I'd loved watching "Fishing with John" back when it was on VHS [is that even possible?], and I worked at a video store. And I just caught Down by Law on cable this past week. Maybe my life would improve with the option of firing up the episode in which John Lurie goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe whenever I want?
But enough from me. What about you? Hundred bucks or ten titles. What'll it be? How would you compile a list for you or possibly a starter set for a budding cinephage? Have at it in the comments, s.v.p.