The Great Escape/Rocky Horror Picture Show

Stayed up until 2:00 am last night (this morning?) watching The Great Escape on DVD. Great film, but it was so influential on so many other films and TV shows, from Hogan’s Heroes to Chicken Run that it’s hard to watch it without thinking that so much of it has become cinematic cliché. Today, I’m all set to watch the 2 disc Rocky Horror Picture Show. When I was a teenager, they used to show this every Friday night at the old Roxy theatre in Toronto and some of my friends would go in costume. Remarkably, I never went. Too much of a punker, I was.