Sunday, April 12, 2009

ON MOVIES ~ You Gotta Have Faith...



Feature Presentation...

MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Leave a link to your blog post where you’ve shared your response or, if you don’t have a blog, share your response in the comment section at the end of this post.


This week's movie topic is all about Restoring Faith...

No - I'm not talking about experiences from Easter or Passover here. What drives this post is the fact that this weekend I lost all faith in my alma mater to win the National Championship in the NCAA College Hockey Frozen Four. The Boston University Terriers were down 2 goals at the end of the game against Univeristy of Miami, OH. I gave up hope completely, thinking there was not enough time for the #1 ranked program in the country to pull it out. And yet they did! They scored twice with less than a minute to go to tie the game and send it to overtime where they subsequently won. My faith in my school was forever restored with that tying goal. There is a hockey movie called Miracle that was all about a U.S. Olympic hockey team restoring the country's faith in itself. There are lots of examples that cinema gives us about the restoration of faith in all kinds of things. Here are some that we thought of -what can you come up with?

  • Harold & Maude (1971) - restoring faith in Love
  • Stand & Deliver (1988) - restoring faith in Education
  • Schindler's List (1993) - restoring faith in Humanity
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - restoring faith in the American Dream
  • 8 comments:

    Fire Fox said...

    Miracle on 34th Street - restoring faith in Santa Claus!

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Oh Jeez! I don't think I'm going to be able to pull examples out of my butt for this one! I will have to put some thought to it and get back to you!

    Janet said...

    I adore Harold and Maude! Have I told you that before? I'm sure I'll tell you again :-)

    Daisy said...

    Well this is a tougher one than last week and I only have a ouple of movies in mind right now. But since I love challenges, I'll be posting my 5 movies in a while.

    And whoever taught about this is a genius!

    Daisy said...

    woha! Finally done. Here's my link:

    Movie Meme

    kaye said...

    didn't have time for a movie this weekend--but I'm to disc 3 season 2 in lost

    Mike said...

    Hi and thanks for the comment on UE!!

    You should check out "Rudy" and "Coach Carter" if you haven't seen those in a while. Good films if you need a pickmeup.

    Jenn said...

    Slumdog Millionaire - Restores your faith in game shows! (Okay, so that wasn't the theme of the movie and maybe instead of game show I should have said "power of love.")