A few years ago, I took part in a blogathon ran by one of my oldest blogging buddies, m. brown of Two Dollar Cinema. If you don't read it, shame on you. It's the funniest movie blog out there. Anyhoo, His blogathon was called The Mt. Rushmore of Movies. I had a blast doing it, you can check out my entry here. After a bit of a hiatus, he's returned to the world of hosting blogathons with the 2017 version of The Mt. Rushmore of Movies. The rules are the same as they were...
To participate, simply choose the top four of anything cinematic and explain why they should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock - so choose wisely! - m. brown
If you want the complete rundown on the rules and find out how to participate, click here. As for em, the last few words of that quote, choose wisely, are haunting me. Choosing wisely is occasionally an issue I've had when it comes to movies. I mean, I willingly watched this, this, and even THIS. Nevertheless, I promised my homie I would come through with a post on...something. And so I have. To be honest, I'm not quite sure if the topic I've chosen is really creative or really lazy, but I'm gonna rock it out. If you haven't figured it out, that's a really terrible pun based on the topic...
The Mt. Rushmore of Mt. Rushmore Scenes
Yup, the big guys have shown up on the big screen plenty of times. Here are what I consider the top 4
(1980)In movies, bad guys gotta do bad guy stuff just to prove they're bad guys. In Superman II, General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his two Kryptonian cronies needed to show us, the people of Houston, who was the new boss. To do this, they gave Mt. Rushmore a makeover.
(1996)Speaking of makeovers for Mt. Rushmore, we have Mars Attacks! Pretty much for the same reason as Zod, the aliens in this film also replaced George, Abe, and the others.
Team America: World Police
(2004)It's not always about remaking the famous monument. In the case of Team America : World Police, it provides the cover for the secret headquarters of our heroes. Their exit, on the way to save the day, is a thing of beauty.
North by Northwest
(1959)No conversation about Mt. Rushmore in movies would be complete without this gem. It is the quintessential cinematic representation of this American treasure. Of course, that means it was done a British director, the incomparable Alfred Hitchcock. Nationalities aside, he crafts an astonishing climactic chase scene that still holds as a piece of brilliant film-making.