The other night, I was thinking about how most people have a favorite movie, favorite song, favorite actor, etc, etc. I tried coming up with ONE favorite to fit each category and it just didn't happen. I tend to have a lot of 'favorites.' There are a number of movies I will watch over and over again, but not one of them is my absolute 'favorite.' I could tell you my top 10*--or any random number--movies that I love, but couldn't narrow it down to just one. So this got my brain to working and I came up with a DIFFERENT way of telling you all of some of my favorites. So, here goes:
--The first movie I remember sobbing about until I was sick is:
I know this was a made-for-TV movie, but it is categorized as a movie, nonetheless. While other movies have made me cry, this one just did me in--and it continued to make me sob every time I saw it for the next several years. I watched it again a few years ago and it didn't have the same emotional edge that it had years ago, but it WAS a good crying-time movie.
--The first movie to make me LITERALLY jump when I watched it:
This was the first of the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver and by far the best of the lot. While Psycho was OMG! frightening--and kept me from showering while alone in the house for YEARS (I STILL have a hard time showering when I'm alone)--Aliens just made me jump right out of my seat.
--The movie that made me fall in love with Al Pacino was:
He was so drop-dead gorgeous in this movie! I had already seen him in 'Panic in Needle Park,' but this movie was why I have the biggest crush on him.
--The first movie I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants AND that I quoted for weeks after:
To this day, I'm not sure I ever laughed as hard at another movie. And I still haven't found another one with as many funny quotes as this one had.
And that concludes my very short list. My brain had to stop its wandering because I was done with my shower--AND I remembered to rinse the conditioner out, so I didn't need to reenter. This brings a couple of questions for you: Do you have a favorite movie, or several? Does your mind take off and invite you along for the ride? And are you ever afraid your mind WON'T come back when it's done walking around? ;D
*The movies I will watch over and over again:
Arsenic and Old Lace
Anatomy of a Murder
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
And that is only a partial list. ;D