Mali has a movie meme up today courtesy of Angie she tagged everyone on her sidebar. Takes care of everyone in one fell swoop (grin).
I’m at work and it’s one of those days where everything I touch turns to shit so with an hour left to go, I need a break.
Last movie I saw:
At the theatre that would have been Kingdom of Heaven with Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson. Loved the movie and thanks to reading medieval romance books I knew that the Knights Templar were up to no good without having read The DaVinci Code – I think they were in there. And was Mr. Bloom nice and buff in the movie.
Number of movies in my collection:
Well, I don’t have very many at all so I can name them
Lord of the Ring Trilogy and Lord of the Ring extended DVD Trilogy (6 in all)
Pirates of the Caribbean – I luurrve Captain Jack Sparrow
Roby Roy (don’t know if Mali would consider this a good thing or a bad thing)
Dances With Wolves – Again Mali – I loved this movie
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I bought this one for the video at the end – really I did.
Field of Dreams (and sticking with Kevin Costner)
For the Love of the Game – best baseball movie - evah
Finding Neverland - Johnny Depp again. Incredible actor
The Phantom – Gerard Butler may not be the best singer but he makes a hell of a sexy phantom
Last of the Mohicans Daniel - Day Lewis as Hawkeye, Daniel Day Lewis as Hawkeye
The Bounty – a young and brooding Mel Gibson yummers. Even though this movie was made years ago, it’s amazing how many of the actors went on to either be nominated or win Oscars – Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day Lewis. Quite a who’s who it starred.
Do you see a theme here? With the exception of For the Love of the Game they are all period movies. Hmmm – Movie library of a romance lover
All time Favourite Movie:
Field of Dreams – when the ghost of Ray Kinsella’s comes to plays catch – that makes me cry every damn time.
Honourable Mention goes to an oldie Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. Although by today’s standards, it is horribly overacted, when I first saw it many years ago, it left a lasting impression of a doomed and tragic love. And there was such chemistry between the two stars.
Favourite Movie Quote:
Well, I’m at work and I don’t remember it exactly so I will have to watch and listen to it for sure when I get home (Yes! Hand pump) but when Hawkeye is talking to Cora under the falls scene in Last of the Mohicans
I think it’s “stay alive, stay alive. I will come for you but you have to stay alive”
“quote to be inserted”
Such intensity and such passion (shivers)
Best Movie into a book:
Without question – Lord of the Rings. When I saw the first movie, I was blown away by how Peter Jackson managed to capture the spirit of the book. All the characters were how I imagined them except Aragorn – who was even better in the movie. Runner up goes to Tim a book Colleen McCullough wrote. The movie starred Piper Laurie as an older woman and Mel Gibson (in his first starring role) as the very handsome yet mentally challenged hero. I believe this movie was made in Australia, which would explain why ‘Hollywood’ didn’t change the script. I was very impressed with how close the movie stuck to the book.
Well, I’ve seen a lot of clunkers and I mentioned Thunderpants at Maili’s blog and it does win for ‘I can’t believe they made a movie about this’, but the one when I left the theatre I thought ‘And I paid good money for this’ was the second Star Wars movie. Dreadful story, dreadful acting, dreadful movie. My sister wanted to go see the third one recently, but after the horror that was Attack of the Clones, I didn’t want to. We didn’t.
Book I’d like to see made into a movie:
There isn’t any I don’t think. Considering how Hollywood manages to screw up book to movies, I don’t think I’d want to see what they could do to a beloved book. Plus they would be bound to get the casting all wrong for whatever it would be.
I listened to it. Listened being the key word as I haven't quite got the hang of things yet.
STAY Alive, I will find you. No matter how long or what it takes, I WILL find you. STAY ALIVE