I’ve been memed by epiphany for this Movie Buff Meme!
She may be sorry. I am SO movie-clueless it’s pathetic!
Total Number of Films I Own on DVD/video
Not counting stuff I have taped during “HBO FREE PREVIEWS” 15 years ago, and INCLUDING stuff belonging to my children, about 160.
The Last Film I Bought
The Indiana Jones Trilogy as a Father’s Day gift for Himself, at Big Brother’s suggestion. He’s a smart kid. He knows what his dad likes.
Five Films I Watch A Lot/Mean a Lot to Me
In no particular order:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (with Gene Wilder). The dark humor, great music, and Oompa-Loompas as the voice of reason. There’s so much that goes over the kids’ heads. Do I want to see the remake? I’m not sure. But I promised Middle Sister that when she finishes reading the book I’ll take her to see it.
The Wizard of Oz. This is the earliest movie I have a memory of. My grandmother had color TV and my parents didn’t yet, so when I was 4 or so, and this movie was on TV, my grandmother took me overnight to her house so I could see the Emerald City in all its Technicolor glory. The Wicked Witch still scares me, even though I can tell how cheesy the special effects are. And what kid–or even adult–having a bad day, hasn’t wanted to be Dorothy?
The Blues Brothers. How many cars did they wreck to make this movie? It’s got a great soundtrack and I can quote half the dialogue. Best lines:
“Don’t you blaspheme in HERE!”
“We’re on a mission from God.”
“We’ve got BOTH kinds–country AND western!”
“Illinois Nazis! I hate Illinois Nazis!”
Sister Act. I watch it for the “Girl Group” music and their take on “Salve Regina.” The soundtrack is my favorite “get off your butt and clean the house” music.
The Birdcage. Himself hates this movie, so when he’s not home I watch it and laugh myself silly. This is just a funny, funny movie. My favorite character is Hagador.
I just realized, all but one are musicals!