Okay, so far, it seems like most of us agree – Miyazaki. I concur. ; )
Though M. Hulot’s Holiday is an answer I can definitely get behind as well.
A Clockwork Orange!
I kid, I kid. La Dolce Vita, perhaps.
Man, everyone’s choosing depressing violent worlds.
Nothing cushy? I suppose Fred Astaire movies are cushy, but kind of girly. Maybe Secret of Kells?
Pretty much, CAT PEOPLE. I’d love to meet Irena myself! :D
Or a Kurosawa samurai flick, I would be part of SEVEN SAMURAI.
“Man, everyone’s choosing depressing violent worlds.”
What are you talking about? Amelie? Miyazaki? Meet Me in St Louis? And my whole schtick was about how these surface ‘violent’ fantasy adventure movies were actually incredibly safe and cushy.
Wings of Desire is neither depressing (it’s about longing) nor violent.
Secret of Kells is a beautiful choice. If you come out alive.
Tarzan, Avatar, etc.beats chest
Lots of people choosing fantasy worlds. I expected more noir films.
why?? so everything can go fucking wrong?? haha
i love noir films but the main characters generally die at the end. i’ll stick with my original ‘girly’ answer
Someone mentioned Seven Samurai. Why not just say Sanshoo the Baliff? You can live anywhere in your own imagination and you pick a peasant village in medieval Japan with little or no defense from bandits who steal all your food? Some real masochists on this site. ;)
I dunno, maybe A Matter Of Life And Death? A world where I don’t have to fear death because I’m totally certain of a pleasant afterlife.
A world with a code.
Lord of the Rings….Middle Earth is so beautiful this time of year.
Bob Le Flambeur — great flick! :D
Feudal Japan aka most samurai films, Seventh Seal, Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Solaris, Sunshine, Apocalypto, The New World, 2001 Space Odyssey, Avatar and Harry Potter universes… I guess the thing about movies is that they allow you to experience other universes for a couple of hours.
May I ask why you’d want to be anywhere near a Tarkovsky world? Beautiful sure, but emotionally draining and depressing after awhile…
You know what, on second thought maybe not… but I guess I like the transitory aspect of his films. In Andrei Rublev the natural world is under direct attack from Christianity and “civilization”. I’m fascinated by how people lived back then, specially the monks and the artist. Stalker would be interesting also because of the transition to a more advanced humanity, and Solaris because we finally have a sense that its not just us in the universe. I also like the questions that Solaris poses as to what other beings in the universe would be like. What if there was a planet that was just one being and it could read your mind, etc… pretty fascinating stuff.
Oh yeah, very fascinating stuff. His movies are as transcendent experiences as you can get from le cinema. Absorbing, and if you really do want to see how people lived in the Rublev/religious savagery era then why not, enjoy!
But be safe. I myself would like to be in the world of The Seventh Seal, but considering its a world on the brink of the black plague I think I’ll stay home, in 2012.
Yeah, I would be a lot of responsibility and it would be very dangerous. I’m not very good a modern society but I really enjoy the comforts it provides. I would probably do better fending for my self in a pre-industrialized world but I would not be as comfortable… there would be no movies. :/
NO MOVIES?! Screw that! ;)
I thrive in my comfort zone.
I know… I change my answer to Cinema Paradiso and Be Kind, Rewind!
Cinema Paradiso? Ah hell yeah… Were we separated at birth? I hope not, considering our, uh, STL encounter….
LOL Twincest? LOLFits rule of STL is there is no STL or What happens in STL stays in STL :P
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou where’d I’d have my own pet orca and always wear a red toque, even in sweltering heat. Animals like Crayon Pony Fish and Jaguar Sharks exist there and everything would be bright blue and yellow. Plus, Seu Jorge/David Bowie would provide the soundtrack to my life. How perfect is that?
CALIGULA sounds good, but too extreme (for me).
I’d prefer film noir or sci-fi/fantasy/horror.
Star Wars (I don’t think I need to explain why)
You don’t have to be a main character. You can be on the sidelines, sit back and watch the doomed heroes meet their fate.
It’s not masochist if you’re one of the samurais. Sure you’ll probably die but you’ll go out swinging.
Yeah, just make sure you don’t end up on Princess Leia’s home planet.