welcome to my blog
welcome to my blog
i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.
all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...
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