Friday, June 1, 2012

My Ten Favourite Movies




A fellow blogger, John Gray in Wales, requested for some unimaginable reason, that I should  make a post about 10 movies that I like and why!



Now if you know John and follow him and the adventures he has on a daily basis with his critters and life in general, then you know that it is a superb blog that he produces. And it is not at all fathomable to me to refuse a request from this very prestigious fellow!!



But I have to be honest. I could not and can not come up with 10 movies! Seriously, I did not  'believe'/enjoy/like most movies I have seen over the last 20 years, with only one exception. 





You see I am so much a 'realist' I realized movies in general don't do it for me. Just like most fiction is wasted on me! I love non-fiction especially creative non-fiction which is based on histroy/true facts.



So I thought this a great opportunity to ask you out there what your favourite movie of all time would be and why!





So I will start:

My favourite movie of all time is 'Moulin Rouge'.





I loved the music, dancing, set designs, actors and the magical/fantastical plot. It was truly romantic and dreamlike. I was 'taken away'. And I must confess that it is THE ONLY dvd that I own.



  All photo/images taken from the internet.


Guess there are exceptions after all to my rather strict 'movie code'! 





Oh yes....HAPPY BIRTHDAY John!!!!







24 comments:

  1. I Love that film too & after watching it can't stop singing. Love it or hate it - I LOVE it !

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    1. Penny, you are correct, it's a 'love it' or 'hate it' movie! I was singing for months afterwards!

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  2. loved it!
    James
    1. fav musical ( you're gay so THAT will be easy!)
    2. Fav disco record ( ditto)
    3 Fav teenage pin up ( ditto)

    I am waiting!!!

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    1. John:
      1. Cabaret
      2. Dancing Queen (what else!)
      3. Cat Stevens / The Supremes

      There! Happy?!
      Have a great day Mr.50!!!!!

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  3. That movie looks great... note to self: Moulin Rouge, netflix. I love musicals but prefer plays.. My favorite movie, now that's a tough question because I love so many. Steel Magnolias comes to mind, but I am also a big Gone Withe the Wind fan.

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! Now a few are coming back to me! Those 2 were good ones. Be prepared to view the 'seedy' side of life in Moulin Rouge.....geez, I sound like an older brother!! lol

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  4. Having previously run a video store, I have seen so many movies that they all run together.
    I liked Moulin Rouge, and know of several people that claim it as their favorite.
    But any time I just need a pick-me-up, I pop in "Pracilla, Queen of the Desert" and a couple hours later, I can't remember what was troubling me.
    I know it word for word and even saw the play in Toronto.... Highly recommend (although it's in New York now). I even have the soundtrack from the movie and the play on my car's micro chip. Nothing helps you get through traffic better.

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    1. I liked that one also! Gee, maybe I could have come up with 10!!! lol I found it sad how some have to struggle to just be themselves. The soundtrack eh?

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  5. I cannot say what my absolute favorite movies are. They would be according to the day, my mood and my faulty memory. I like so many of the 'old' classics etc. I generally only watch a movie once but there have to be a hundred or more that I have enjoyed watching multiple times, just because... of the content or the characters within.

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    1. Good morning Sharon. I must say that Moulin Rouge is the only movie I saw more than once....except of course those Christmas repeats from the 30's and 40's.
      I am like you, movies generally 'don't stay with me' unless I really respond to them.

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  6. My #1 favourite movie is Casablanca. It never gets old. Although it is, of course.

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    1. There you go! Another I liked as well! I am almost at 10!! Thanks to you guys! Have a great day Debra and looking forward to your posts this month!!!

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  7. Although I've enjoyed many movies, I draw a blank when I try to think of a favorite. I do like movies with character-based stories.

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    1. I know what you mean Pat, as evidenced from this post!

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  8. I can't for the life of me come up with a favourite. I don't believe I have one. But I did - and still do - enjoy 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. I love the message in it (loved the book, too!) and I think Gregory Peck was an amazing actor. I enjoy watching a movie now and again for entertainment, but very few stand out to become classics. They're all more or less the same.

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    1. 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is one of the classics! Quite the movie for its time!

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  9. A comedy: It has to be Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, now I don't even remember the English title, but I think that's it. Funny because of all the mishaps and misunderstandings that love can bring when the midsummer's night is mostly light, the people are mostly young, and love and deception are everywhere.
    A drama: To Kill a Mockingbird, because the subject is serious, Gregory Peck is great, and so are the other actors. To me this was a very special film that perhaps even enhanced a very special book.
    Honorary mentions: Amelie -- the cutest and most adorable film ever. And also Children of Paradise, a classic. Happy Birthday, John!

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    1. Good picks Inger! I'll have to check on 'Smiles of a Summer Night'.....sounds good.
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. well my favourite changes depending on the genre...but the list is small. It takes a lot to entertain me. I'm a little bit of a realist you know.

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    1. Yeah! Soul-mate! I hear you Jojo!

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  11. I love the movie Grease and fell in love with John Travolta many years ago... lol
    There are a few that are my favorites The Notebook, Charlie St. Cloud.... guess I'm a romantic at heart and lean towards tear jerkers. When I watched Marly and Me I cried through 1/2 the movie because I'm a huge animal lover!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!

    Jill

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    1. Hi Jill. Grease WAS a good one for sure! Who didn't fall in love with John Travolta!! lol
      'Marly and Me', the book, was my 'tearjerker'!

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  12. Gosh, I'd be hard pressed to come up with 10, 5, or even 1, lol!

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  13. I also own the DVD of Moulin Rouge and have tried watching it a few times but it just won't grow on me to like it. However, I do enjoy watching some of the musical numbers when I just watch them by themselves.

    My favorite is a toss-up depending on my mood. I can go with Apocalypse Now or Fellini's Roma with my taste generally leaning toward the latter. But I also am a big fan of many of David Lynch's films and Busby Berkeley musicals. It's hard to pick just one film.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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