I was cruising around on the internet and came across a partial movie meme this morning. I thought it was interesting so I swiped it (and I don’t know from where but it wasn’t any of the usual suspects) and added to it a bit.
Total number of films I own: I don’t own as many as most people. Maybe…100 to 125. At least 25 of those are Disney movies that I’ve been collecting since high school in anticipation of having kids some day (even though I said I wasn’t having kids. Hmmmm)
Last film I watched: errr…Elf I think. Now, if we’re talking the last one worth mentioning, that would be much harder. I laughed my ass off at Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle which is the movie I watched most recently other than Elf (which made me want to scratch my eyes out)
Five favorite films I either watch frequently or that mean a lot to me:
It’s My Party – a touching film starring Eric Roberts about a gay man with AIDS who throws a party to say goodbye.
The Italian Job (the remake) – we don’t own this but it’s ALWAYS on a movie channel and that’s where the remote seems to stop. We’ve easily watched this 100 times.
Ocean’s Eleven (the remake) – see The Italian Job 😉
Grease – please, I’m a child of the 80’s. I know every line, every song, every nuance by heart. It’s nostalgia at its best for me. I also love Grease2 beyond all reason. It’s ridiculous, really.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers- where my love of musicals began and I was almost embarrased to write that 🙂 But since it was the first, I decided to name it instead of another musical (and yes, I do consider Beach Blanket Bingo with Frankie and Annette to be a musical LOL!)
Father Goose – yes, I’m well aware that this makes weigh more than five but it’s my blog. I love Cary Grant and I adore movies from this era. All those Hitchcock films, the old musicals, the love stories with Doris Day and Rock Hudson (yes, I know he was gay). I love them all but Father Goose is my all time favorite and brings back fond childhood memories.
Honorable mentions: All of the Lethal Weapon and Indiana Jones movies (I’m an action junkie), anything with Sharon Stone in it- I have a lot of admiration for her and have followed her career since I was in high school, Steel Magnolias (did this play in high school several months after my mom died, I was Ouiser and it was a very therapeutic experience for me), Romancing the Stone and Matrix. I need to stop looking at my movies because it makes me realize that every one deserves to be mentioned for some reason or another. Although I readily admit that I love films that are full of action, suspense, romance and don’t make me think too hard. A film snob I am not!
And since this IS Brianna’s Mommy’s blog, I feel obligated to mention Brianna’s favorite film of the moment: Hi-5:colors She loves this music group. I hope there are no subliminal messages in their programs because we’ve about worn the dvds out. She’s like her mama- loves music!
Worst film you’ve ever had to endure: Groundhog Day. I despise this movie. I know there are people that love it but seriously, it makes me want to take a running leap of a cliff. What makes it worse is that Josh likes it and frequently stops on it when it’s on tv. He’s lucky I don’t find that grounds for divorce 😉 Close runner up is Young Frankenstein. Who decides these movies get made, anyhow?
Favorite movie quote: Kevin Costner playing Crash Davis in Bull Durhum:
“Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”
Favorite movie adapted from a book:I think this might be a popular answer but Lord of the Rings. All three. Loved them.
One book I’d like to see made into a movie: This is hard to answer because my experience is that the book is pretty much always better than the movie. There are so many nuances you can’t get in a movie that you get in the book. And then there’s the idea that I like to be able to picture the characters as I believe them to be, not as some Hollywood actor/actress.
That said, I guess maybe Naked in Death by J.D. Robb or One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Probably One for the Money more because the In Death books are sacred to me and I’m not sure I could stand it if a movie ruined it for me.