While exploring people’s blogs & entering lots of different weekly photo challenge posts, I’ve discovered many people whose pages are really interesting & whose ‘about me‘s’ have caught my attention. When I read somebody’s blog and I see that they seem to have a similar philosophy of life to me, I often follow them.
One such blogger was Jo @ Chronicles of Illusions (I especially like people who use their own names). She added subsections to her ‘about me’ page telling us 100 things about herself. She then added 3 more pages with 20 more things each! I thought they were a brilliant idea, and a really good way to get a snapshot diary of Jo’s life. I could almost imagine the fading Polaroid photos of the different events in her life. Some of them were quite harrowing, others funny, but after the first 100 I was left wanting even more, so was relieved to have noticed that there were another 60 to come…
Once I finished her next 60, I thought I would read a bit more about Jo and chanced upon a post entitled ‘Another update about me‘ so happily I jumped in :) The subtitle was ‘My 25 favourite movies of all time’ so far so good…. but then my heart dropped. Her number 1, all time favourite movie, was Dirty Dancing!!
Dirty Dancing is possibly my LEAST favourite movie of all time, and Patrick Swazye was probably one of my all time least favourite actors!
How can someone who has written such beautiful blogs & posts about herself have such terrible taste in films!! We only agree on two: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Secondhand Lions, and neither of those would be on my list of my top 25, although I do watch the Rocky Horror on a regular basis with my children :)
So, of course, Jo has thrown down the gauntlet! ‘Well missy, what are your top 25 all time favourite films?’
Oh help. I’m never good at picking favourites!!
Luckily my youngest daughter is planning on taking ‘Film Studies’ in College & has spent this summer watching a collection of ‘everyone’s all time favourite movies’ or everyone’s ‘You MUST watch films…. and she has written them all down! Lots of the suggestions were from me….. so I should be able to come up with 25……
So here they are; in no particular order, and almost definitely subject to revision at some later date!
- Angel Heart
- Blue Velvet
- A Life Less Ordinary
- Wild at Heart
- Life is Beautiful (La Vita è Bella)
- Meet Joe Black
- Seven Years in Tibet
- The Shining
- The Sixth Sense
- The Deer Hunter
- Apocalypse Now
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- The Green Mile
- American Beauty
- True Romance
- Sea of Love
- Nill By Mouth
- Midnight Cowboy
- Pulp Fiction
- The Commitments
- Reservoir Dogs
- The Usual Suspects
- Vanilla Sky
- One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
- The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Now just click publish……. :s