Andy has once again come up with a brilliant idea for a blogathon. The idea is to make a mixtape (or, to adapt to the 21st century, a playlist) of five films that revolve around a common theme plus a wildcard entry (a film that doesn't quite fit among the others but still belongs). I got really curious and as a result, I came up with several different mixtapes. (They'll be posted within the next few days.) Anyway, onto the first one.
Many of the themes for my mixtapes will be rather...dark. And the first one is no exception. The title? "Addiction is Bad". These films revolve around the downward spiral of the leads and how it can affect those close to them. The list starts after the jump.
|The Lost Weekend (Wilder, 1945)|
|Days of Wine and Roses (Edwards, 1962)|
|Leaving Las Vegas (Figgis, 1995)|
|Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)|
|Shame (McQueen, 2011)|
And the wildcard is...
|Bigger Than Life (Ray, 1956)|
Well, that's one entry down. A lot more to go...