Sunday, February 14, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Old Man Winter...

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 Winter...

Since we could only think of a handful of movies about the Olympics, we decided to focus on the Winter theme instead. Those of you in the mid-Atlantic, or Dallas for that matter, are probably really annoyed with Old Man Winter right about now. So you know how we generally feel for half of the year here in the Northeast. Thank you for taking the brunt of the storms instead of us. Here are some movies featuring Winter scenes and themes that we came up with. Share on your blog selections that feature snow, freezing cold and other winter related movies and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Fargo (1996) - The Coen Brothers direct an incredible cast in this caper gone very wrong - with blood spattered snow thanks to a darkly humorous but grisly woodchipper scene
  • Misery (1990) - Rob Reiner directs Stephen King's story of how being snow bound can turn disastrous when your "biggest fan" holds you captive - with a sledgehammer
  • The Shining (1980) - King didn't like Kubrick's version of his tale, but the snowy hedge maze is chilling
  • The Thing (1982) - John Carpenter's look at paranoia in the Antartic fueled by some shape shifting evil

  • Wow - I guess Winter doesn't leave us all that warm and fuzzy, does it?! Perhaps you have some happier choices to share ;0)

    Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    22 comments:

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    You guys are too much! No romantic movies? I was all ready! With new material! Anyway, I got you a few non-depressing winter movies, just for fun!

    My post

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Heh, heh! Thanks for the link tip!

    Chris said...

    here are my picks

    Susan said...

    I didn't care for Kubrick's version either, because I had already read the book. While the hedge was "interesting", it in no way came close to the creeping-ever-closer animal topiaries in the book. REDRUM!

    I would have added 'Into the Wild' to the list. Very disturbing, but beautiful movie.

    Beth F said...

    Smila's Sense of Snow? Nanook of the North???

    gnoegnoe said...

    I have the best memoeries of some winter movies! Although I'd rather watch something more sunny right now...

    Here are my tips for some great winter movies.

    Sherrie said...

    Hi!
    Great list of movies. The Shining is really a scary movie. Mine are posted at my place, Sherrie's Stuff. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Sherrie's Stuff

    Penny said...

    Winter...makes me think of:
    Beautiful Girls with Timothy Hutton
    what a great flick.

    Home Alone

    Heather said...

    You know you two are a little warped, right? I tried to come up with "family family" choices. WordTrix

    ds said...

    I loved "Fargo"!!

    stacybuckeye said...

    I have never seen The Shining, but I am listening to the book in the car right now, so I'll probably watch it after.

    Here's my post

    stacybuckeye said...

    First time I've used the linky thing you told us about :) Thanks!

    The Gal Herself said...

    Fortunately one of my stories EVER takes place mostly in the winter, so this one was easy.

    PS Misery was an inspired choice, Mr. Man!

    hmsgofita said...

    My Link

    Those are some fun ones! Ok, not so fun, but good choices!

    kaye said...

    those movies sound like horror films--blood in the snow, yuck!

    I thought I'd see some winter sport films :)

    Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    Jo-Jo said...

    How funny...when I saw your topic today the first movie that popped in my head was The Shining. Guess that's what happens when you are a scary movie fan! lol

    I also enjoyed Misery...what a nutjob she was!

    Julie said...

    I totally forgot about Fargo! My picks are up :)

    Lulu said...

    I love this week's theme. My entry is up now.

    HarumaLuv said...

    here's my list :)

    http://jaymeeunveiled.blogspot.com/2010/02/monday-movie-meme_15.html

    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine is up!

    boliyou said...

    We had a match in The Shining. Fargo and Misery were great choices! I don't think I've seen the newer version of The Thing.

    Mine are here: http://www.endomental.com/2010/02/monday-movie-meme_16.html

    gnoegnoe said...

    I couldn't write about it because you didn't ask... But Booking Through Thursday gave me an excuse anyway! HA. A recent Olympic movie...