Ten on Tuesday: Movies
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Movies You'd Like To See In The Theater
...on the Big Screen, baby!
1. Doctor Zhivago. This was the first "grown up" movie that I really remember seeing -- I feel like I was maybe 11, but if we saw it in the year it was released (1965), I was actually a bit younger. I went with my mother. She was fresh from a course on Russian history and full of knowledge -- which she whispered into my ear throughout the movie. "Lara's Theme" definitely found a place in my piano repertoire. I loved -- love -- everything about this move; certain scenes etched for eternity on my brain. Rod Steiger as Komarovsky made a very big impression on me... very big... and definitive.
2. The Sound of Music. A sing-along would be fun! Or spontaneous dancing in Antwerp!
3. Show Boat. I saw this movie -- dark and grainy -- on late-night TV when I was a teen and was riveted and mesmerized by the actors, the story, the music. Show Boat solidified my love of musicals!
4. Oklahoma! Oh, what a beautiful mornin'... Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. I adore this movie!
5. Das Boot. This is the first foreign, subtitled movie I saw -- with my sister in an old Milwaukee theater -- and I loved it! I asked for it a few years ago at my local video store and, when the computers suddenly went haywire, I couldn't help but wonder if he'd typed in "DOS boot."
7. A Busby Berkeley song and dance extravaganza.
8. The Jungle Book. This is the first movie I remember seeing with my siblings -- my mother took us and it was at a theater some distance away. We arrived late, after the movie had already begun. Somehow she talked the usher into letting us stay -- or we just stayed put -- for the next showing to see what we'd missed, and we ended up staying for the whole thing!
9. Gone With The Wind. I was still in high school when GWTW was being shown in theaters again and I talked my then-boyfriend into taking me (WHAT was I thinking). We arrived late (though, as it turns out, we literally missed about a minute). He positively did NOT want to be there and was NOT going to open his mind, so we left early... way, way, WAY early! I never did see it on the big screen.
10. The Wizard of Oz. The showing of The Wizard of Oz on TV every year when I was a kid was an EVENT -- even on our tiny black and white TV! I never knew that the whole Oz part was in color 'til many years later -- and, actually, I think it was a little scarier in b&w. There are many wonderful actors in this movie, of course, but Ray Bolger was always my favorite -- and I still cry at their good-bye, every time (*sniff*).
P.S. I finished seaming Parcheesi last night! SQUEE!!! Now all I have to do is cast on 93 million stitches and knit the border.