Monday, June 1, 2009
Our hosts of the Monday Movie Meme, the Bumbles, are coming up with some different ways for us to share a little of our movie selves with each other. Last week, we talked about how we watch movies. This week, we get to give everyone a glimpse of our personal movie collections through some very creative categories. Our collection not only consists of DVD's, but also a lovely array of laser discs and VHS tapes. Disclaimer: In my answers below, I am not taking into account the obsessive viewing habits of my children!
MOST VIEWED - Fatal Attraction. We seem to gravitate towards this movie any time we are looking for a little excitement. We've seen this one at least a dozen times and it just keeps getting better and better. I especially love the alternate ending.
NEVER VIEWED - Dances With Wolves. We did see this movie at the theater, but have never thought it compelling enough to pull out the laser disc and see it again.
AFRAID TO ADMIT YOU OWN - Buns of Steel. Well, what can I say? It was the thing to do back in the '80's!
GUILTY PLEASURE - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. We have a boxed set of the all of the Vacations, and this is our favorite. We quote lines from this movie (the shitter was full). This movie could possibly be tied with Fatal Attraction for Most Viewed...it comes out every Christmas.
MOST SHARED - Downfall. We are not stingy people, but don't find ourselves swapping movies all that much. Most of our friends have Netflix, so if we like something, we just recommend it and they order it on Netflix. This movie, however, made a small tour around town lately. It is about the last days of the Third Reich. Its dark, its hard to watch and hard to turn away.
WHY DID WE BUY THIS? - Dumb and Dumber. OK I admit, I laughed pretty hard when I saw this in the theaters. But it is really really moronic. Even worse, my husband and my son watched it recently, and now my son wants to watch it repeatedly. I DON'T need my 9 year old learning how to light his farts on fire in front of company, thanks.
MOST TREASURED - Casablanca. We have a boxed set of the 50th Anniversary version of this movie in laser disc format. There is a large booklet included, with beautiful pictures from the film, and a history of the actors and the filming of the movie. I like to just sit and admire it!
WILD CARD - Triumph of the Will. If you are interested in WWII, this one is a must. It is the famous propaganda film made by Leni Riefenstahl commissioned by Hitler. It amazes us when we see the effort that was put into making this film, and trying to hoodwink the world.