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 Movies That Make You Want To Travel...
Movies transport us - from the theater or our couch into another part of the world or another place in time. We use them as a diversion - to escape. Every now and then, they inspire us to explore instead. Here are some movies that made us add a place to our travel wish list. Share on your blog the movies that made you want to get up and go, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Lord Of The Rings - Return of the King (2003) - The entire trilogy makes me want to hop on a plane ASAP to New Zealand where they were filmed. But the sweeping landscape views, aided by CGI, during the beacon lighting scene in this final installment is the memorable moment.
- Grand Canyon (1991) - There is only one brief scene in this movie that occurs at the Grand Canyon itself. But the movie's message of fate and our small role in the world makes me want to stand on that rim and "get it."
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - Italy was a separate cast member in this film. Its stunning locations made me envious of anyone who gets to lounge on the sea shore or in the ancient cities. Not envious enough to go all Ripley on you, but enough to try to save for a trip.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939) - As much as I would enjoy a yellow brick road or an emerald city, the flying monkeys and wicked witches aren't really worth the experience. Sometimes, after all that travel, there truly is no place like home.