Write Stuff : Favourite Movies

 

 

Last week’s Write Stuff topic was your favourite books and this week, we’re talking about your favourite movies.

Every Monday I pop up a topic for Write Stuff, and invite bloggers to link up a post, or for Facebook friends to leave me a blog or Facebook comment. The link is open all week so there’s lots of time.  I’d love for you to join me!

 

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I love movies.  I really do.  Unfortunately, I get very, very little opportunity to watch them.  Without family in the country, it means that we have to pay a babysitter about $80 to go to a movie, more if we actually want to experience that delight of the adult world, dinner and a movie.  Many movies are not worth spending the ticket price on, let alone the cost of a babysitter too.

Sometimes I take myself to the movies during the day on my day off, when the Welshman is at work and Boyo is at school, but those six hours are very precious and I need to pack a lot in.  Occasionally, I watch a movie whilst I’m pottering around doing wifely and motherly duties.  The iPad tucks nicely into the kitchen recipe stand, just quietly.

After much thought, I’ve come up with my Top 5 Favourite Movies.

 

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As a girl who loves vintage glamour and retro cute, i’m sure it comes as no surprise that one of my favourite movies is from 1961 and stars Audrey Hepburn.  It’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s of course!  How can you go wrong with Audrey Hepburn, wardrobe by Givenchy, George Peppard before he was The A-Team’s Hannibal, Solly Tomato and a sofa made from a bathtub.  I cannot tell you how much I love this movie!

 

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I absolutely love this 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day as a New York interior decorator career girl, and Rock Hudson as a talented Broadway composer and playboy who share a party telephone line.  Of course, it is both funny and romantic and the drunken housekeeper played by Thelma Ritter, and the lovelorn client played by Tony Randall are fabulous.  Pillow Talk is a lovely way to while away a rainy afternoon.

 

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Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, and packed such a big impact that it frequently makes Favourite Movies lists.  It’s the classic redemption movie, about the bond two imprisoned men form, and makes me cry every single time.

 

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Released in 2000, Gladiator is a fabulous historical drama epic, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe as a Roman general betrayed by the Emperor’s son, who returns to Rome as a gladiator to take his revenge.  Djimon Hounsou is amazing too.  This movie featured groundbreaking digital effects at the time, including recreating Oliver Reed’s final scenes from spare footage, as he tragically died during filming.  It is packed with historical inaccuracies but is a true epic film and I love it!  I’m not a big Russell Crowe fan – Australia, you can have him! – but he is fabulous in this movie.  “At my signal, unleash hell.”

My best friend walked down the aisle to the theme tune, and every time I watch this movie, I count down to the swell of music I walked into the chapel on, as her maid of honour.  Bless x

 

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Sense and Sensibility was directed by Ang Lee and released in 1995, and is not only one of my favourite books, it is one of my favourite movies.  This movie is beautifully cast with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant, and it just makes me smile and cry.  Honestly, is there a better PMS movie?

 

I’d love for you to link up with me and share some of your favourite movies.  If you’re not a blogger, please leave me a comment on Kimba Likes Facebook page.  Come and join in the fun!

 



 

 

  • Mezziec - 18 August 2012 - 8.55 pm

    Ooooh great list. I adore Gone with the Wind, Gentlemen prefer blondes, One Fine Day, Top Gun, A few good men and sooo many more. I love gong to the movies but like you it’s a rare occurrence these days! PS also remembered Calamity Jane! Cheers, Mez ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 18 August 2012 - 9.19 pm

      Not a Top Gun fan – I loathe Tom Cruise. Is One Fine Day Clooney and Pfeiffer? Never seen it but I’ll add it to the Must Watch list as your others are fab! XReplyCancel

  • Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye - 18 August 2012 - 11.27 am

    I loved Roman Holiday – Audrey Hepburn is divine!ReplyCancel

  • Mumabulous - 17 August 2012 - 12.45 pm

    It sounds like you and I would get on really well. I agree with you about Sense and Sensibility. I adore a good “bonnet drama”, (although they make my husband want to poke his eye balls out with a fork) and this one hits all the right notes. May I add that I love Alan Rickman. He’s thinking women’s crumpet with that masculine voice – Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Since kids visits to “grown up” movies have been few and far between and mostly me deferring to my husband’s choices. The Kings Speech would have to be my cinematic highlight of recent years. Although I did love The Muppets even more than my girls did.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 17 August 2012 - 2.19 pm

      Oh My Gods. We are movie twins! Alan Rickman’s voice – oh yes. I watched The King’s Speech just last weekend and loved it, and I watched the Muppet Movie twice on the plane home from Bali when I should have been sleeping! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jade Evans - 13 August 2012 - 10.12 pm

    Oh I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s too 🙂 My all time favourites would have to be – One Fine Day, Clueless and The Notebook – I love me a good romance movie xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 14 August 2012 - 3.53 pm

      I’ve only seen Clueless and I love that it is based on Jane Austen’s Emma. I would love that wardrobe thingy!ReplyCancel

  • Becci - 13 August 2012 - 11.44 am

    My favourite movie possibly of all time is Moulin Rouge. I’m not particularly fond of Nicole Kidman but I love the music, the characters and big Frenchness of it all. I play the soundtrack more often than my favourite bands/artists and I’m not a fan of musicals at all, but this just gets to me (and I fell in love with Ewan McGregor). Other big faves are Life of Brian, Angel at My Table, Almost Famous, Animal Kingdom and a heap of Aussie Movies.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 13 August 2012 - 4.23 pm

      Oh, I absolutely adore Ewan McGregor. Isn’t he lovely! I’ve never seen Life of Brian but I quote from it all the time!
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