TWELVE FILMS I DIG WITH FLOWERS IN THEIR TITLE!
What a bloody gorgeous day it was today! I had to take my coat off on the way home. That makes me happy. Something else that makes me happy is that Vera Chytilová’s Daisies (1966) is on its way to my mailbox! That got me to thinking about films with flowers in their titles. This brain don’t never stop working. I am in a spring kind of mood and to celebrate here are twelve films I dig with flowers in their title…
THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS (1972)
Directed By: Giuliano Carnimeo
If you know me you knew there would be at least one Giallo on the list. The Case of the Bloody Iris features the requisite twists and Giallo mainstays Edwige Fenech and George Hilton.
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (2006)
Directed By: Yimou Zhang
Astounding visuals and Chow Yun Fat; what’s not to like about Curse of the Golden Flower?
RAMBLING ROSE (1991)
Directed By: Martha Coolidge
I’m a big fan of Laura Dern and I think she is outstanding in Rambling Rose. The only trailer I could find for the film was this bloody awful industry marketing thing so here is a clip instead.
WHAT’S UP TIGER LILY? (1966)
Directed By: Woody Allen & Senkichi Taniguchi
What’s Up Tiger Lily? is silly and corny but I have long had a huge soft spot for it.
SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS (1972)
Directed By: Umberto Lenzi
Another Giallo! Seven Blood-Stained Orchids is an Umberto Lenzi directed flick and is one of his best in my opinion.
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962)
Directed By: Blake Edwards
Jack Lemmon isn’t in horror films which is why you may not know I am a fan of Jack Lemmon.
THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1962)
Directed By: Steve Sekely
Look out! Okay, a triffid is a fictional flower but it is still a damn flower! To read my review click here.
WAR OF THE ROSES (1989)
Directed By: Danny DeVito
“When I look at you lately I just want to smash your face in!”
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Magnolia is one of my favourite films from the past decade-ish.
THE IRON ROSE (1973)
Directed By: Jean Rollin
The Iron Rose is one of Jean Rollin’s best!
THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET (1995)
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar
The Flower of my Secret is not my favourite Almodóvar but there is no bad Almodóvar if you ask me; just varying degrees of fondness.
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969)
Directed By: Toshio Matsumoto
I watched this Japanese masterpiece for the first time just recently; to read my review click here.