Throughout this year, several bloggers will engage in a conversation here and on their blogs — asking questions of each other and responding. Others are absolutely welcome to join the conversation, as well. Learn more about the ladies of Blogversation 2012.
Do you have a “go-to” movie or movies, depending on the mood or the degree of emotional adjustment you require?
Throughout my life I have had many movies that I turned to. Strangely enough the first movie was “Charlotte’s Web,” where I would sob gut-wrenching-sobs when Charlotte dies. It got so bad, my Mom would avoid telling me it was on because she felt I was torturing myself.
As a side note, I thought I was over my emotional upheaval from the plot and decided to read the book to my children. Needless to say, they were consoling their own mother by the end of the book. Apparently, the story itself moves me.
I did get more refined tastes as I grew older. During my teen years, my go-to movie was “North by Northwest,” and from there I moved to “Gone With The Wind.” Nothing made me feel better than to see Scarlett picking up her pride, making a dress out of drapes and promising tomorrow was another day.
It was the actress that portrayed Scarlett that led me to name my daughter, Vivian.
I spent several years during college watching depressing shows that I can’t even bear to mention. I did release a lot of tears, and thereby stress hormones, during that time. My sister discovered “You’ve Got Mail” and still calls me to this day when Shopgirl rounds the corner and he knows it was her all along. I could probably quote that movie to you, just by the number of times my sister has watched it. Needless to say, I have seen it twice.
For the past decade, I would have to say I have had the same go-to movies. My all-time favorite is “Sense and Sensibility” with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant. Ranked right up there is “Notting Hill.” Those two movies I have probably watched over a dozen times each. I have failed to mention “Jurassic Park” … only because I don’t seek it out, but find myself compelled to watch it each and every time it is on.
In any event, I am curious over your choices. Who knows, maybe we might discover we have similar tastes. At the very least it might give us some ideas for our next movie night!