June 21, 2010
hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Dirty Dozen Blogfest is a chance for bloggers to share their top 12 movies with other bloggers.
Alex asks: What movies have changed your life? What movies have changed you as a person? What movies are your ultimate enjoyment from start to finish? If you could only round up twelve, what movies would be your Dirty Dozen?
Alex, i have to ask? why just 12? do you know how hard that will be?
ok, so i'll take a stab at it because i love movies, but there are more than 12. to narrow it down, i asked myself, "when i'm feeling down or need a re-charge, which movies do i pick out of the movie cupboard?" at the end, i'll list my absolute favorite, the one movie i'd pick if i could keep only one movie (heaven forbid that would ever happen ).
i decided to break them into categories, just to make them a little easier to sort out.
movies that have changed my life or me as a person:
-- The Matrix - not exactly one i watch a lot, but it changed my whole perspective on life and what's really going on around us.
-- Strictly Ballroom - i first saw this at a Captivating Retreat and it gave me courage to do a thing i'd never imagined doing, as in writing a novel and telling my friends about it.
adventure-romance movies (unlikely hero or underdog has to defeat the bad guy and gets the girl):
-- Open Range
-- Last Samurai
-- Quigley Down Under
-- Man in the Iron Mask
pure romance (because i'm a romantic at heart):
-- Kate and Leopold
-- You've Got Mail
-- Ever After
-- Dan in Real Life
-- Beauty and the Beast
movies that are pure fun to watch:
-- Back to the Future 3
-- A Knight's Tale
-- any Star Wars movie
-- the newest Star Trek movie
and my favorite?
darn but that's hard... i'll have to pick Avatar (which i blogged about twice some time back) and Ever After. Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale... well, ok, along with Beauty and the Beast
*** now the problem with doing this post last night, before reading other posts, is that those posts reminded me of other movies i like but had forgotten, so to name a couple more...
-- An Affair to Remember
-- North to Alaska
-- To Catch a Thief