Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin passes on

Last week, I posted my comments on the American Film Institute's list of the top-10 SF films, and suggested some of my own substitutions for that list.

That list only went to ten places, but one that's on my own list of the top 20 SF films is Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Seriously. If you've never seen it, you should. It gets all the time-travel stuff exactly right; all the historical stuff right; and is very, very clever and funny -- a much better film than Back to the Future, for my money. And it starred George Carlin.

Carolyn and I went to see George Carlin perform in Las Vegas in 1994. He died yesterday. R.I.P, Mr. Carlin.

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At June 23, 2008 12:26 PM , Blogger Michael A. Burstein said...

I'm not sure I would consider Bill & Ted a better film than Back to the Future, but I do agree that it is one of the more realistic time travel movies ever made. The fact that the historical figures from the past do not speak English; the way they act at the mall, drawn to logical activities; and the simple fact that Lincoln's philosophy might very well boil down to Bill & Ted's philosophy that we should all be excellent to each other.


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