@ Jonas: should we assume that you mean everything before the 80’s?
Polaris wrote: “Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Spirited Away” Really? While fun to watch, those seem like terrifying worlds to live in. I think I would make it about an hour into Wonderland before going completely mad.
as for me, very first thought to come to mind is The Pastoral Symphony section of Fantasia (you know, centaurs, Greek gods, etc.)
Though if we can pick particular parts of films, most Disney would probably be good.
Its hard because in most films, we view the world as experienced by the main characters. Are we one of the main characters? If not, do we have the resources of the main characters? Maybe I’m thinking about it too much.
One more. Hmm, how about The Secret of Roan Inish (Secret of Kells is wonderful, but very violent). And maybe Heaven Can Wait. And also Malick’s The New World, though only as part of the Native Americans.
Ooh nice choice, Captain. Keats heaven!
Always wanted to be a gangster.
Could I suggest anyone THE SECRET OF NIMH?
@ Scorpio: The Secret of Nimh is beautiful, but pretty scary!!! Whatever happened to Don Bluth anyhow?
The Thin Man.
Nick and Nora know how to party!!
The fictional Manhattan in the films of Woody Allen. Where everyone seems fabulously wealthy and the biggest problem to overcome is one’s own neurosis. A world of dinner parties, fabulous conversation and the arts. What’s not to love.
Not sure about Bluth but I would love to be a mouse (like Mrs. Bribsy) and discover NIMH myself. I grew up watching all of Bluth’s films in my life, and THE SECRET OF NIMH is my personal all-time favorite (also read the original novel as well).
I’ve had this talk with friends before and I always say I’d live in the world of Godzilla (Japan not US). I’d move just outside Tokyo and start a construction firm. I know there’d always be something good on the news and I’d probably be able to retire in about 10 years with all the jobs I’d be doing.
Beetlejuice!…I’ve always wanted to walk that twisted corridor!