Who does not have that favourite MOVIE or MOVIES that are "our go to" when we want to laugh, cry, reminisce or just escape…?
Oscars are tomorrow and like every year for at least 25 years now, my DH and I get formally dressed, and we celebrate with a 4 course meal….It has been our DATE event of the year. This year is no exception. Our menu has changed as our taste in movies but we can always count on many laughs and a ton of memories that to this day touches both our hearts and senses...
I thought I would share some of my all time favourites….OK, one of these did not even close to an Oscar nod but in my heart and soul, the all linger and bring out such tender moments…
When I want to laugh…."What about Bob?" with Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.
Bill plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient with many phobias who follows Richard( Dr. Leo Marvin)
on vacation… I have memorized the whole script….I can't tell you how many times I have seen this epic of a comedy…
They never received any awards, but that does not matter, I am sure they sold millions upon millions of dvds! ) or downloads! and in my heart, "What about BOB? won an oscar for laughs!
When I want to be scared out of my mind….. "The Exorcist" I have only watched it 2x
To this day it gives me the creeps and did I am sure wonders for the growth of Catholic Sunday Services. ( I will never forget any of the scenes, which is why I have only watched it 2x)In The Exorcist a child is possessed by a mysterious entity and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
This film got a ton of nods including; Best picture, Best director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and the list goes on. It got 9 nominations in total and won for Best Sound and Best Screenplay. The Exorcist has the distinction of being the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.
When I want to me moved "Schindlers List"Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes. A movie that was based on true events. WElllllll this movie, always brings such tears and lessons in life.
Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force
It won Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography...
When I am looking for my favourite LOVE STORY, I choose "TITANIC"
They won 11 oscars!
"put your hands on me, Jack" still makes me swoon. This movie had such a profound effect on both of us, in our theatre room we have these two poster prints laminated on our walls.
84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.
and the rest we shall say " is our fav love story".
We watched Titanic this afternoon, ( I still cry at the end) after I made a quiche
and started the first steps to making an apricot,orange marmalade..
now it must rest till tomorrow, where you add the sugar and process..
so far soooo good!
Are any of these your favourites…?
What made you laugh, cry, stand up for something….?
So this weekend, I will be RUFFLING….
and preparing for our 25th annual Oscar weekend!