My Favorite Movies
Today’s challenge should be pretty easy – I don’t have a long list of favorite movies.
I know some poeple like to watch a certain movie over and over again. I am not one of those people. Rarely do I watch a movie more than once. What’s the point, when there are so many more movies to see?
Nonetheless, here are my 5 Favorite Movies, or at least the ones I remember the most.
- A Little Romance with Laurence Olivier and Diane Lane. When I look back and ask where my love of all things French came from this has to be one of the biggest influences. I recently watched this again one afternoon and I can see why I fell in love with it. It came out in 1979, so I was in 5th or 6th grade and I’m sure I was enamoured by Diane Lane who was 13 when this, her first film, was made.
2. The Turning Point came out in 1977, so I was in 4th or 5th grade and in the midst of my wanting to be a ballerina stage. I’m not sure if I was in love with Baryshnikov before this, but I know I was after.
3. French Kiss – OK, confession time. I owned this movie. Of all movies listed here I have seen this one the most. Kevin Klein’s accent? C’est horrible. But the rest of the movie? J’adore.
I wanted Meg’s haircut and I bought a backpack that looks like the one she carries in the movie…in fact, my daughter uses it to this day. In fact, I want to watch this again, just for fun. Total inspiration for my [under construction] online boutique La Boutique FrenCHIC.
4. The Professional. First of all, I love the French actor Jean Reno (who, ironically, has a small part in French Kiss, see above) but I really love the young Natalie Portman as the badass Mathilda. Anytime you have a killer 12 year old heroine you have a winner. I actually owned this movie too, I’ve seen it maybe 3 or 4 times.
5. Bladerunner. The Original. My dad took me to see this. He had seen it before me and said the replicant played by Sean Young reminded him of me – she was so cool and collected. And a robot, to be fair, but I took it as a compliment. She was icy cool and fashionable, so I went with it.
It came out in 1982, right before I started high school and I remember wanting a clear raincoat like Prim’s so badly. I also had a huge crush on Rutger Hauer in this movie. Don’t ask me why. Perhaps not surprisingly I did have a phase of being attracted to nutjobs.
Interesting, too, how many have a heavy French element. I have been in love – or lust – with France for a long while après tout :: after all.