Though I have never really made it known on here, I am a regular visitor to The Criterion Collection website. I mostly visit there to see what interesting new release will await me for that month and whether or not it is a film I love so much that I will buy. And yes, I own a lot of Criterion Blu-Rays/DVD’s 🙂 But that is beside the point. Any frequent visitor to that site is probably aware by now of their Closet Picks series, which consists of both high and low-profile celebrities being honored the luxury of choosing whatever Criterion title they want to take home with them. Of course, their is probably a limit to the number of Blu-Rays/DVD’s that they can take 🙂 As to whether or not they are supposed to keep them, I am not sure. Well, in one of the most recent entries, actress Kim Cattrall (yes that Kim Cattrall) was given access to the closet to choose a limited number of Criterion titles (that she loves) to take home with her either permanently or temporarily. Again, I am not sure If it is the former or the latter. Although I loved all of her choices, the one that made me the most happy was her pick of director Robert Altman’s Nashville. As many of my loyal readers know, two weeks back, I collaborated with blogger Cindy Bruchman on a blog entry regarding our top 3 favorite Altman films (read here) and Nashville was my number one favorite Altman film. In the link to the video below, she starts talking about it at the 1:39 point. And If you saw the film, here is a link to my review for it.
12 thoughts on “What a Coincidence”
I’m sure they get to keep what they want,its a tax write-off for Criterion and its also great PR as well. I only have one Criterion title in my collection that I found at my library. I’m always on the lookout…..but those are hard to find in the wild.
Great post John!
It most certainly comes off as positive PR I can tell you that 🙂 I mean a lot of these are great titles 🙂 As for the lone Criterion title that you own, what is the name of it? 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I found a copy of “Harold and Maude”…..which I will trade for any IFC Midnight titles you have….*S*
It’s a cheap deal for Criterion to give away some films for such prestigious promotion.
Glad to hear she chose one of your favourites, John.
Best wishes, Pete.
I’ve been on the site a couple of times. It’s a good place to go to become acquainted with the classics. It was a lot of fun, John. Let’s co-host again in the near future! 😉
Thanks for the link John. I really should invest in more Criterion Collection films, at the moment I only own three; Days of Heaven, Ride With the Devil and Two Lane Blacktop. The Monte Hellman approved Two-Lane release was my favourite ever Christmas present. A real dream come true.
“I found a copy of “Harold and Maude”…..which I will trade for any IFC Midnight titles you have….*S*”
I heard they do a lot of great stuff 🙂
Aside from Kim Cattrall, Criterion also individually invited filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Mike Leigh to choose what titles that they loved as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
“John. Let’s co-host again in the near future! 😉”
I would nothing better Cindy 🙂 That does sound great 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
P.S. also great to see that you are a big fan of Criterion as well or at least a semi-regular on that site 🙂
I second your thoughts on the Monte Hellman approved Criterion release of Two-Lane Blacktop and those special features were awesome as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂