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 Fall...
Our wedding occurred over Columbus Day weekend 8 years ago here in the Boston area. Fall in New England is one of Mother Nature's greatest displays so for our wedding we went with a fall theme. We couldn't decide on one thing specifically so we just made it a cornucopia of all things related to fall. Cranberry red gowns, hot mulled cider, pumpkins & cornstalks, turkey with stuffing, and of course - "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" as our entrance music in honor of the fall classic. There are lots of movies set in the fall because directors love the beauty of the turning leaves. But the script writers also love the events that we celebrate during this season which lend themselves naturally to a good story. Here are some examples we came up with. Share on your blog a sampling of fall flicks, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- The Big Chill (1983) - I love the scene in this movie when everyone takes a break from watching their alma mater's college football game at halftime to play a pickup game of touch football on the front lawn. Reminds me of high school homecoming games and impromptu games of catch with family around Thanksgiving.
- Good Will Hunting (1997) - Back to School is a big fall occurrence. Set in Cambridge during fall semester at MIT, Good Will Hunting gave us foliage as well as footage from Red Sox baseball - always a plus in our book!!!
- The Four Seasons (1981) - OK, so I don't really remember much about this movie directed by and starring Alan Alda, other than that these couples would take seasonal vacations together and one of them was in CT in the fall. I spent a good part of my life growing up in CT where fall is particularly beautiful. The movie used Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" as a soundtrack which is a concerto I am in love with and attempted to play as a young violinist. So this movie provides me with some personal memory connections.
- Halloween (1978) - I refused to babysit on Halloween nights after watching this movie. Michael was scary enough. But honestly, the scene where Jamie Lee Curtis bumps into the sheriff coming around the corner of the bushes is the one that gave me the biggest heart attack. I was convinced it would be Michael and not just "a good scare." Gets me every time.
- The Last Waltz (1978) - Although Thanksgiving is Andy's favorite holiday due to the turkey eating and football watching, if he had been old enough at the time he would have chosen instead to see The Band's final performance on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 in San Francisco. We give thanks to Martin Scorsese for kindly filming it so we can enjoy it whenever we like.