Friday, August 19, 2005

My Movies - Postscript

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.

Worst Movie:
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


Gina Black said...

Here's your quote:

Hawkeye: No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive... You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.

courtesy of the IMDB.

And that *is* a great line. I always get choked up on the "I will find you" part. :::sniff:::

Kristie (J) said...

Aaachhhkkk. I got so excited there I forgot to login and publish.

Bless you Gina!!!! I'm hearing it on the DVD but not watching it on the TV and I knew I missed some of it so thank you. Forgot to mention to as I LISTEN to the movie what a great soundtrack it is too.

CindyS said...

Kristie! I tagged you at my blog last night but like you said, Maili tagged everyone.

Last of the Mohicans - fan-freakin-tastic! How could I have forgot LOTM. The soundtrack is also great and another that I mix it with is the soundtrack from Backdraft.

I went to the see the last Star Wars and if wasn't for bad dialogue and actors trying so hard with it, I would have loved it. I was shocked my events in the movie and there were things I just didn't see coming (I was just there and happy - Bob took me opening night - I warned him but her wasn't deterred. The number of people in costumes and the smell of pot hung in the air - but it was fun).

Oh and it's okay to like Kevin Costner - I do ;) Have you ever seen Postman - post apocoliptic (sp) world - I loved it but can't find a copy of it on DVD yet.


Kristie (J) said...

Yea, I really liked The Postman too. And Waterworld :)

Tara Marie said...

Kristie--Last of the Mohicans was included in my favorites too (before blogger ate it...) I get goosebumps just thinking about that line--love it.


Megan Frampton said...


I'm not spam! I have to find Last Of The Mohicans, I remember seeing it when it first came out and loving it. I'm guessing it'll stand the test of time. I think--and I'm going to blog about this--that the Thin Man is one of the best movies made from a book, but the book and movie are totally dissimilar. Both are awesome though, so go figure. Another favorite of mine is Persuasion (Jane Austen/Ciaran Hinds/sexual tension. Yum).


Kristie (J) said...

Oh Megan, yes indeed it stands the test of time.

Angela James said...

see Kristie, someone else who uses the internet to get their movie quotes ;)

I'm still laughing at your technical difficulties (sorry!).

And I haven't seen Phantom- I really need to watch it!

Jill said...

Ack, now you've made me need to see all the Rings movies again. LOVE 'em.

ReneeW said...

We loved Field of Dreams. Just put For the Love of the Game and Last of the Mohicans on my netflix queue. Thanks!

bam said...

I agree with Megan. The Thin Man is an awesome movie. Persuasion is also very awesome.

Man, that "stay alive" quote gets me, too.

No offense, though, Kristie, but while I was reading through your list of movies, it felt like I was chewing tinfoil. I think I hate every single one of them, except the Last of the Mohicans.

But then again, George Romero's Dawn of the Dead is my most favorite film of all time.

Kristie said...

No offense taken BAM (grin) We agree on a lot of books and that's the most important thing.(heh heh) mean you really didn't like POTC????

Bam said...

I liked Jack Sparrow. I hated Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley because I thought they were pretty much... made of wood. Geoffrey Rush over-acted, but I really enjoyed Jack Sparrow.

I can't WAIT till The Corpse Bride comes out!

Kristie said...

Yea, how can you not love a cross between Keith Richards and Pepe Lepieux

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