Noel Gallagher picked his 5 favorite movies of all time
“The sign of great art is what happens afterwards, and this film changed everything.” – Noel Gallagher
As we are on the cusp of yet more weeks of lockdowns, as the global pandemic continues to rage and the desperate need to stay socially aloof grows day by day, we also need something to heal our boredom. Look no further then, because we have this selection of films from one of the greatest heroes in British music – The Oasis Man and High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher,
There are a lot of things we would turn to Noel Gallagher for. If we needed a hit rock song, we would definitely give it a bell. If we were looking for a decent hairstyle and top haircut, we would definitely give the old man from Oasis a little thumbs up. If we needed someone to be insulted until they cried in front of us, Noel Gallagher would be the first name on our list, well, him or his brother. But, what we didn’t think would go to the singer was a list of essential movies. However, thanks to a conversation with Mojo in 2011, we have exactly that.
The original interview, carried out in the form of a gigantic 16 page about the singer, asked the famous Mancunien to choose five films that changed his life. Never one to shy away from hearing his own opinion, Gallagher was happy to share those movies that have meant the most to him in his lifetime and that makes for a very strong essential watchlist.
Speaking to Mojo, Gallagher chose the classic western The good the bad and the ugly like one of his most cherished movies, saying, “It’s epic, brilliantly written, the story is great, and they all end up in a graveyard in a three-way shootout.” That’s not all Gallagher needs for a classic movie, he also happily shares, “It looks good too, Clint Eastwood wears three outfits throughout the movie and I would wear them all.”
From the 60s to the 90s – a journey Gallagher is very adept at taking – and the “Don’t Look Back in Anger Singer” selects Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece pulp Fiction from 1994. While we could go on and on about the finer details for which this film is rightly considered a classic, Gallagher makes a nice point, saying, “The sign of great art is what happens after, and this movie changed everything. Even the black suit and black tie look came back, and before that, only waiters wore it.
There was a movie that completely changed the lives of all the kids who saw it, Star Wars: A New Hope. For many, the film still represents a defining moment in their childhood and their creative journey into adulthood: “I was ten years old when this came out, and I still believe the galaxy is happening somewhere, there. a long, long time ago and a very long time ago. And even now it seems to be on the cutting edge of technology. This may be the subject of debate, but the core value of the film still permeates audiences. “It deals with the most basic premise of good versus evil,” Gallagher confirms, “and someone has to save the girl, but you have to admire someone with the vision of inventing an entire language. It blew me away and I can’t wait for it to wow my son.
For all those who claim Star wars for being inferior science fiction, Gallagher has the perfect answer: “Fuck Blade runner. Blade runner is Radiohead. Star Wars is an oasis. This statement will undoubtedly reassure all Radiohead fans.
The next pick on Gallagher’s list is a little closer to home. To choose The Rutles: all you need is money, the Mancunian leans heavily on his love for the Beatles as he defends the parody film about the Fab Four. “The Beatles story is fantastic because Neil Innes didn’t care. It’s the British Spinal Tap and the songs’ Ouch! I Must Be In Love, ‘Cheese And Onions’ – are all awesome ”.
The most recent film on Gallagher’s list is The Epic of War Fall. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, it takes another look at the last days of Adolf Hitler. There is a grim satisfaction to be had from the film says Gallagher: “I love the dark nihilism of it all. They all stay until the end, and it’s the end of their world. We were at the end of relationships, at the end of tours and at the end of groups. But they know this is the end of their whole way of life and they are all going to die. They are dead.”
While we’re happy to admit that we wouldn’t often pick someone like Noel Gallagher to get our movie suggestions, judging by his choices, we’re also happy to admit that we were wrong.
The 5 favorite films of Noel Gallagher:
- The good the bad and the ugly – Sergio Leone
- pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
- Star Wars: A New Hope – George Lucas
- The Rutles: all you need is money – Neil Innes
- Fall – Olivier Hirschbiegel