Sunday, July 11, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Hidden Gems...

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 Overlooked Movies...



Goody, goody, goody.  I get to help out the beloved Bumbles and share some of my favorite films I am pretty sure most of you missed.  Oh, hi! I am Terry Kate - book blogger and filmmaker of Romance in the Backseat.   Nice to see everybody!  So here is my Guest Director version of the Monday Movie Meme.

Movies You Might Have Missed.

Fill us in on the great films you have discovered that most viewers don't know about.  Take an opportunity to share your gems to enhance our Neflix queue, linking back here at The Bumbles Blog.  And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!  My choices for you are below...




Red Violin
I have often said if I had directed this I would die happy.  It is a flawless film - there are subtitles and don't expect it to be fast moving, but a beautiful tale.



Pillow Book
Subtitles again, this is a mind blowing erotic film.  Well, to be clearer it has erotic elements.  Ewen McGregor is young, lithe and full frontal.  It is a gorgeous and moving love story



Double Happiness
Awesome little Canadian film that discusses a culture clash and dating.  Here is a clip for your viewing pleasure:



Shall We Dance - Japanese Version ONLY!  All other impostors must be ignored!
This movie is so lovely and so charming you will never regret having to read subtitles or miss J-Lo.  I shudder to think of the other versions.  Okay I am a film snob - sue me - but this is a film to fall in love with and no one I have ever shown it to was disappointed.



If you have seen any of these share your thoughts and any comments, I am so honored to be a guest here, so thank you Bumbles.  Thanks readers too, I hope you enjoyed my list.

Terry Kate
- Romance in the Backseat
- RITBS Blog

 Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Or would you like to guest host? Let us know in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

19 comments:

Lindsey said...

This one was a but tough until I got going.

http://dishwaterdreams.com/2010/07/overlooked-movies/

Susan said...

Hi Terry Kate! Nice to meetcha! I have to confess, I haven't seen any of these, but I had heard of Red Violin. They all sound intriguing. Thanks!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Of course, I love this topic. Every week I try to include at least one unknown in my list just to be different. The only issue is that all our comments this week are going to be "I haven't seen any of them". Which is the point I guess! I had fun with this one, in fact I could do categories of hidden gems (US indie, Asian, Polish, documentaries, etc.). This is where my husband's Polish heritage and my sister's obsession with unknowns comes in handy.

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-movie-meme-hidden-gems.html

The Gal Herself said...

A great idea and a yummy list! Thanks for giving me some to catch up on, and check out the two I came up with.

Lindsey said...

Enjoyed this week's meme immensely. Am a huge independent film fan! View my responses HERE.

Janet said...

I love this: "Shall We Dance - Japanese Version ONLY! All other impostors must be ignored!" It's so true...this movie is utterly fantastic!

stacybuckeye said...

I'm not sure if any of these qualify, but I did come up with a list...
http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/monday-movie-meme-hidden-gems/

LJ said...

The only movie that I have seen that you listed was the "Red Violin" and I thought it was an amazing story/movie.
On the whole though I tend to stay away from movies with subtitles. I find it too difficult to follow the visuals and the words. That being said though, many many many years ago I watched "Babette's Feast" (1987).
Another little know, but lovely movie.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092603/

Amanda Moore (Moorebloglife) said...

Shall we dance sound fantastic it will be on my list of to see! mine is here Plz
http://moorebloglife.blog.com/2010/07/12/monday-movies/

Terry Kate said...

Great everyone!
I am so happy you like the topic and I am running to see all the lists now.

I agree, this is a topic that you could use with all kinds of different countries films, India, Brittan, Germany, Italy, all that horror that came out of Japan. Sweden, Russia, and other soviet countries have some great film movements. The directors and independent films coming out of Mexico are something to see. New Zealand and Australia are also hugely prolific.

Technically I am a documentary filmmaker so three goodies - The Corporation, Proclamation 175, Burden of Dreams.

Thanks again,
Terry Kate
Romance in the Backseat

Forgetfulone said...

This was a little hard for me, but I thought of three. http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-movie-meme_12.html

Nice to meet you Terry Kate!

kaye said...

sounds like some excellent recommendations

Amy said...

Hi Terry! Nice to meet you! This is a great topic, thank you!

The Red Violin is a beautiful movie. I am not familiar with the others on your list but hope to rent them soon!

Here's my list:
Movie Monday

I hope you all like them!

~ Amy

carolsnotebook said...

All new to me. I've heard of Shall WE Dance but haven't seen it.

I couldn't resist putting up a list today, although they're not as hidden as these.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/hidden-gems/

David said...

Awesome choices... I haven't seen any of them!

Overlooked Gems

Lulu said...

My list of Hidden Gems

I found many movies that I want to watch in some lists.

Penny said...

UM EXCUSE ME.....................................................
Did you say Ewan McGregor full frontal...

I didn't read the rest of this post after that. You can't throw that at me first thing!!!
How am I to work the rest of the day????

I can't even think of a good suggestion to add :) :) :)

ღ Ms. Joy mH ღ said...

mine are up

Nolatari said...

Used this past topic on my Monday Movies segment today. Thanks for the idea!

http://phrenetical.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/underrated-movies/