Alex is hosting this coolawesome blogfest!
What movies have changed your life? What movies have changed you as a person? What movies are your ultimate enjoyment from start to finish? If you could only round up twelve, what movies would be your Dirty Dozen?
Well, the following 5 movies changed my life because I was so very young. They are what led me into the love I have for fantasy. I love writing and drawing all things fantastical. There is romance in every one of these shows, not overbearingly so, but enough to create a lure to keep watching--at least that's the way it is for me. That's how I write my novels. Lots of stuff going on, and a bit of romance woven throughout--not overbearingly so, but enough to make my readers swoon with reminiscing sweetness. ;)
The Princess Bride would fall under the above shows as well. It's a sweet, light-hearted romance that always makes me laugh!
The first time I saw Timeline in the theatres, I was shocked. I thought of how many medieval movies I'd seen and none ever made me fear for the people in there like this one had! I have the movie in my shelf! ;)
Ah, everyone's most beloved or hated movie, Avatar. The first time I saw this was the wordless trailer with a movie I had rented. I don't have programming for my television, so I had no idea of the hype behind it at the time. But, wow, I fell in love with the concept of fantasy beings that looked like elves and the romance behind it was what really hooked me! :D
The Final Inquiry. This one is so breath-stealing for me. The idea of Julius Caesar wanting restitution and sending off one of his men to seek the meaning of the one dark night when Christ died and how that man felt the true love of God touch his heart? Whoa... I LOVE conversion stories!!! Oh, and not to mention the beautiful romance in this show. *Sigh*
One Night with the King is also one of my biblical faves. I just love the sweetness between the king and Esther. I actually ran to my bible and read the entire book of Esther, checking for accuracy. It's pretty accurate but for the king's name (Xerxes) and I don't think the Persians were involved--I can't really remember, I read this long ago. ;)
I found Nanny McPhee very enchanting and sweet. It had me laughing out loud in the theatres! I showed it to my kidlets and they love it too. The love story behind it makes me feel warm and fuzzy. ;)
Sybil. Wow. I saw this so long, long ago it horrified me. I know it was produced in the 70s, I was still captivated. Now that I am a mother, I don't know if I can handle watching this movie again. It brakes my heart how any parent can hurt an innocent, trusting child.
It has made an impression on me to the point that certain scenes that Sybil went through haunted me. I thought, "Did I remember that scene correctly? Did the mom really tie her up the way she did? Did the mom . . . Did the mom . . .?"
*Shuddering* I know, you probably think I'm a masochist.
One thing, if anything on this movie: Knowing how, being a small child watching something like that through naive little eyes, would I make the connection in a better way compared to then now that I'm an adult--it was horrifying then, will it be just as horrifying now?
Okay, enough! I can't wait to read everyone else's thoughts on their favorite movies! Alex, thank you for holding this wonderful blogfest! ;)