Sunday, January 17, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Token of Appreciation...

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. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Appreciation...


I'm reading a memoir of sorts called Film Club in which the author shares how he let his son drop out of high school and gave him an education via the movies instead. I'm not a fan of his idea, but the reading is interesting. I thought the following observation was particularly true..."the second time you see something is really the first time. You need to know how it ends before you can appreciate how beautifully it's put together from the beginning." Here are some films that we have found a greater appreciation for the more times we've viewed them. Share on your blog those movies that get better the more you see them and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Pulp Fiction (1994) - there is so much interplay in this film between the layers - it is really quite a masterpiece - it seems fresh and surprising each time
  • The Usual Suspects (1995) - this is one you want to watch all over again as soon as it ends - Kevin Spacey's performance is amazing - the emotion he can convey with just a brief look
  • Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975) - every inch of this movie holds comedy within it - you need to become accustomed to the obvious in order to notice the humor in the backgrounds
  • On The Waterfront (1954) - the above quote was used in relation to Brando's subtleties in this film, and I couldn't agree more. Plus there are so many "statements" to explore within the plot.
  • The Graduate (1967) - so much symbolism oozes from this movie. Not from the script per se - more so from the cinematography and the way the shots are framed. Some jump out at you right away - others only make themselves known when you go looking for them.
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - one of Andy's favorites. This little film packs a big punch. Pulitzer plays turned into films have that effect. And what a cast - all the lessons in acting you need are here. Pick one character to focus on each time then go back and watch it again to see the full masterpiece pulled together.

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    19 comments:

    The Gal Herself said...

    After Pulp Fiction, it took me a moment to come up with other choices. But I did!

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    I only copied one of your movies, but I have to apologize. I really turned this into a "twist" list of movies, because those are the ones we love to rewatch the most! (I think we did the twist movies awhile back, but oh well!)

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-meme-token-of-appreciation.html

    Beth F said...

    Great list except I didn't like Glengarry Glen Ross at all. I know, I'm in the minority.

    Penny said...

    Hmm..this is a tough one.
    American Beauty
    Napoleon Dynamite gets better with every viewing..it's one of "those"

    stacybuckeye said...

    Here's my list. This was a hard one.
    http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/monday-movie-meme-token-of-appreciation/

    kaye said...

    I've got to branch out and try some of these movies I've never seen. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    Tracee said...

    Love your blog and this meme - it's the first time I found it. Here is my link:

    http://onepushybroad.com/?p=26

    I agree with all of your movies but didn't want to copy them, lol! Pulp Fiction was a must because it's my favorite.

    Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

    You have a great list there. The Usual Suspects was the first one to come to my mind as I read this week's requirements. We honestly HAD to see it again immediately after seeing it the first time. We weren't sure we saw what we saw. Still love that movie.

    hmsgofita said...

    Every one has such interesting movies...I think this one made us all think and pick ones out of the norm...I shied away from ones that involved big plot twists and such!

    Here's mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-meme-appreciation.html

    otin said...

    I think that "A Clockwork Orange" gets better when viewed more than once.

    Tim said...

    Great meme - here's my link:

    http://playinginquicksand.com/?p=188

    Lulu said...

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    charles said...
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    Julie said...

    I felt the same way about Monty Python and the Holy Grail. "I fart in your general direction!"...brilliant :)

    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine are up!!!

    http://coupleslovebook.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-we-appreciate-it.html

    Forgetfulone said...

    I didn't play this time, but for me, it would be The Sixth Sense.

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