Thursday, July 20, 2006

What's Best?: Learning to Crawl or Puttin' on the Ritz?


Well, if I've learned anything from this experiment it's...that I shoulda made a shorter, 8 entry tournament instead of 16 (over in a week).

But if I've learned anyhing else, it's don't underestimate the power of music, even when polling people you mostly meet on a film forum. Beating up on Buford Pusser is one thing; beating up on Natalie Portman (with hair) is something else. And I didn't think anything could stop Se7en (though the Dixie Chicks sure gave it a shot). So, for the record....

"What's the Best of the Betters?": "Puttin' on the Ritz" or Learning to Crawl?

5 comments:

John said...

Gotta go with old Fred in this one. Ritz it is.

Darrel Manson said...

[Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein]PUTTIN' ON THE RIIITZ[/PBiYF]

bethr said...

OK, this is a difficult choice, because Chrissie Hynde is close to classic, but ultimately, Fred and Ginger's class and grace are transcendent. Ritz it is.

Kenneth R. Morefield said...

I also find this a difficult choice, and I know this is going to be viewed as poor reason for making it, but Puttin' on the Ritz got covered by TACO, and well, while I can't blame that on Fred Astaire any more than I can blame Alien3 on James Camreon, it does slightly diminish my appreciation of it.

So Learning to Crawl gets my vote.

Sherry said...

Learning to Crawl gets my vote. Lyrics like, "when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world, the babies just come with the scenery" and "I can't get from the cab to the curb without some little jerk on my back" win the day for me. And it doesn't hurt that there's a song about doing laundry.