Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Note: The answer to yesterday’s contest, David’s favorite movie, was Fargo. The winners were Ian B. of Oregon and Joel R. of Indiana.
All this week you have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, The Great Showdowns. It’s a collection of Campbell’s distinctive, awesome art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. (As seen above.) We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years, most recently for Campbell’s second full gallery show. So, to commemorate and give away the new book, we teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.
Each day this week, we’ve been world premiering a brand new, never before seen showdown. Each showdown is based on the favorite movie of one of five /Film writers: Angie Han, Russ Fischer and, of course, Peter Sciretta. (We already did mine as well as David’s.) You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read our explaination why it’s our favorite movie of all time, and then e-mail in your guess. Each day, out of those who get it right, two will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell.
Sound good? Check out Angie’s favorite movie of all time below and find out how to enter.
Here’s the world premiere of Scott C’s Showdown for ______, Angie’s favorite movie of all time.
What movie is this showdown from? If you know, check out instructions below. For some clues, here’s why this is Angie’s favorite movie of all-time:
If I had to pinpoint the exact moment that I fell in love with this movie, it might be somewhere within the first five minutes. As a lonely man struggles to get out of bed, a poet on the radio sighs that “whoever is alone will stay alone,” forever and ever, presumably until they die. Things only get more morbid from there: A regretful old man perishes slowly and painfully in a hospital bed without his beloved son by his side; a terminally ill daughter can’t forgive her father for wrongs he never committed; a woman passes away the day after she finally gets what she’s wanted for decades.
Cheerful, right? And yet, as an eternal pessimist, I find something weirdly comforting about seeing all my worst fears played out. Ultimately, the film’s message is actually quite an uplifting one. Yes, life is short, but we should take advantage of the fact that we make our own fates. Most of all, the movie reassures us that the exquisite loneliness of existence is, in fact, a unifying experience. You can say “fuck everybody,” or you can remember that we’re all in it together. Amen.
So what’s Angie’s favorite movie of all time? E-mail the answer in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, address and - if you live in Canada - your phone number. Sorry, the contest is only open to US and Canadian residents. The contest ends at 11 p.m. PST tonight and winners will be contacted directly. If you don’t include all the information and you get picked, another number gets selected.
If you don’t win, keep checking back the rest of the week to guess our favorite movie and see some awesome new showdowns. Or, just head to Amazon and pick up a copy yourself. I highly recommend it.
NOTE: If you leave the answer in the comments, all you’re doing is making it harder for yourself to win.