This is the tag post with a twist. The lovely, kind-hearted Vinnieh who ‘writes movies and anything else that comes to mind’ has included me in a post about movies, and since it is one of my favourite topics to speak of, I thought I’d make the effort to engage. (Plus the questions are short yet unique). I’ve mentioned briefly I am not feeling well which will be the case for some time, so blogging will get difficult but I did not want this to get too overdue and lost in the post- literally.
What DVD/Blu-Ray would you like to receive this year? – It would be nice to get Mad Max: Fury Road to add to my collection of the Mad Max series. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.
Favourite Soundtrack or Song from a Christmas Film? – I love all the soundtrack to the Home Alone movie and Especially the song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Mel Torme.
Three of your favourite Christmas Films? – Home Alone (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Black Christmas (1974).
A Film that divides people.. The Shining movie? There are a lot of people who disliked it, even Stephen king – the author of the original novel hated it but I thought it was well paced and visually captured the eerie feeling of the ghostly hotel. Plus a crazed Jack Nicholson is always enticing to watch.
Favourite British Film? – There are always many to choose from but I’ll go with The 39 Steps By Alfred Hitchcock. (It’s about a man in London who is mistakenly framed for the murder of a spy found in his apartment and he has to go on the run. It’s a great mystery thriller.
A Film considered Culturally Significant? – 12 Angry Men (1957) By Sidney Lumet. The group of men debate the fate of an 18 year old boy in trial for allegedly killing his father. Tension builds up in the courtroom and things get out of hand with such an incident that got so heated, it became a phenomenal drama.
Favourite Film Franchise? – There are so many amazing ones to choose but I’ll go with Harry Potter. Each one is surprisingly as magical as the next. It’s not just for kids ahem.
Favourite Childhood Film? – I grew up watching a lot of animated Disney movies on vhs as it was the only way i would ever eat apparently, so one of my beloved ones is called The Rescuers (1977) by Wolfgang Reitherman and then I kept watching The Goonies (1985) by Richard Donner.
Favourite Comedy? – Me, Myself and Irene (2000) by Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
One Film you want all of your followers to watch…- Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki. I feel like it’s an animated movie mostly anyone would enjoy for it’s thought out character development and the story, along with the stunning visuals and music is just very uplifting while on the seriousness of the topic of fighting with all you have. Miyazaki himself said it was his favourite creation conveying the message ” that life is worth living”.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through my favourtes on this tag, it’s quite different which is why I liked doing it. The twist is that instead of tagging certain people (because sonea gets a little socially awkward with that), I will ask those of you who wish to participate, can simply post your answers in the comment section. I’d love to hear your thoughts too or if you wish to spread the love, you can create a post for it . Happy thinking to you all.
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