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 Mind Games...
We all have forgettable moments. When we do something embarrassing or stupid that we hope no one noticed or will quickly forget. The movies love to make their characters forget. Memory loss. Hypnosis. Spells. It makes for interesting plot possibilities and entertainment for the viewers. Here are some of those films we came up with. Share on your blog unforgettable movies with characters who forget, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Oldboy (2003) - This South Korean thriller/mystery has some very chilling scenes - both cringe-inducing graphic violence and cringe-inducing discovery when we find out the reason behind the hypnosis of the main character. I can't really say more without spoiling it all. A man is abducted, locked away in a room for 15 years by mysterious captors and then suddenly released - with a challenge to find out who was behind his life's misery, and why, within 5 days - or else.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Charlie Kaufman writes some very creative scripts. Here, his characters (played by Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey) intentionally have their memories of each other wiped from their minds due to a failed relationship - except one of them changes his mind and tries to, well...change his mind.
- The Bourne Identity (2002) - *sigh* Matt Damon could lead me across Europe running from assassins whenever he wants, whether he knows who he is or not. But he would need to have those ripped muscles and nifty martial arts moves to save the day. Even if he doesn't remember how he got them or why. As long as he remembers who I am, we're good.
- Overboard (1987) - This is hands down my favorite movie about amnesia. It is funny, sweet and ridiculous. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell pull it all off seamlessly. Rich, obnoxious woman falls off her yacht, bonks her head, forgets who she is and is rescued by the carpenter she mistreated on board. He brings her to his meager home with a pack of rotten kids and tells her she is his wife. You can guess the predictable course the plot takes, but it is terrific fun anyway.
- The Naked Gun (1988) - Other than watching OJ Simpson before he turned into a murderer, I love everything about this hilarious first installment of the Police Squad spoof movies. But I especially love watching Hall of Famer outfielder Reggie Jackson unwillingly turn into a brainwashed robot to kill the Queen at an Angels game with Leslie Nielsen masquerading as an operatic umpire to protect her.