Do you enjoy watching or going to the movies? I won’t say that I am an obsessive cinema goer. I mean I won’t line up at midnight for the first screening of a film that I have a hankering to see, but I will get myself planted in the now comfortable seats of a theater if so inclined and when the opportunity arises.
But I am also happy to sit back and kick up my recliner with my laptop balanced safely on my knees to see what is on offer either online or via a streaming service (I don’t have a TV). I don’t have any ambitions to watch a certain number of movies a week, month or year. I just have a look at what takes my fancy whenever I am in the mood for a film.
What are my favourite movies then I hear you ask?
Well there is a little bit of this and that: Sunset Boulevard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Seven Year Itch and Aliens. I certainly like to mix it up!
Other random thoughts I have on movies: Darth Vader is one of the greatest movie villains ever, Orson Wells’ first appearance in the Third Man is one of the finest screen entrances in all of movies, don’t hate me for this but I think Casablanca is overrated, Gene Kelly had it all and then some, Ghost has one of the most emotional endings in movie history (I cry without fail every time), Hitchcock’s The Birds is damn scary and Nick Charles is the coolest cat ever!
I even have some favourite lines from movies …
Favourite Movie Quotes:
Joe Gilles: Hey I know you. You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big. Norma Desmond: I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.
– Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Nora Charles: They say you got shot in the tabloids. Nick Charles: They never got near my tabloids.
– The Thin Man (1934)
I think that’s everything.
For the record here is my 2019 film journey:
So, lets not dilly dally about. On with the show and happy watching everyone!
- Rope (1948)
- Zombieland (2009)
- The Little Princess (1995)
- Maria By Callas (2017)
- Snowpiercer (2013)
- The Cat Returns (2002)
- From Time To Time (2009)
- Monster House (2006)
(Header Image: Rene Asmussen)