For an explanation of this alphabet theme, see my first NaBloPoMo post.
Yesterday, 3Carnations tagged me for a meme, and I thought, "Perfect! Meme starts with M..." It's one I'm pretty sure I've already done (that "seven random or weird things about yourself" list), but I can always come up with seven more absurd things about myself to share.
Or so I thought. Frankly, at the moment, I feel like I have told the Internet everything there possibly is to tell about myself. NaBloPoMo must be wearing on me, I think.
So "M" is not for meme. I'll have to do that meme another day. Meanwhile, I'll stick with the "M" I was planning to write yesterday, before I realized that posting twice in one day just to get through the alphabet by the end of the month was just plain craziness.
M is for movies. Despite the slow track record exhibited by my list for the year (have I really seen only five movies in theaters in the past five months?), I do love movies, and always have. There were many, many times during the run of Gilmore Girls that I related easily to Lorelei Gilmore, and one that always comes to mind is the night Luke first asks her on a date. He suggests a movie, saying, "You like movies, right?" "I do," she replies. "Good, bad, and indifferent."
I know what she means. I love the very experience of going to a movie (provided the crowd around me is quiet and well behaved, which granted, becomes less and less likely all the time). I have never walked out of a theater movie, no matter how awful the film is, and I don't think I've stopped a video or DVD more than twice in my life. Any movie I start, I need to see through to the end.
We all have movies we grew up on--ones we saw countless times during our childhood years. I think it's fun to compare lists and see how many overlap--how many other kids grew up watching the same tapes with their siblings that I watched with mine. Lots of people probably saw The Sound of Music in their parents' living room just as many times as I did, but did they also have Pump up the Volume and Heathers memorized as well? Am I the only one in my generation who didn't see Grease until high school, or who never saw Star Wars in its entirety until a boy in college insisted it was a crime that she hadn't?
I skipped my Friday Five yesterday, so I'll make this "M" post a list and call it a Saturday Six... Six movies my sisters and I watched so many times, we damn-near wore out the VHS tape.
- The Sound of Music (I can't sing; I've got a sore finger. It got caught... in Fredrick's teeth.)
- The Muppet Movie (Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker)
- The Princess Bride (Stop that rhyming now; I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?)
- The Brave Little Toaster (Oh, I'm really scared there, Kirby. What are you going to do, suck me to death?)
- Say Anything (Hey my brother, can I borrow a copy of your "Hey Soul Classics"? No, my brother; you have to buy your own.)
- Pump up the Volume (The truth is a virus)
Tell, me--what movies are on your most-memorable list?