Sunday, January 9, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ If You Build It, They Will Come...

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 Building...

This weekend we spent some time showing our home to friends of friends who are looking to build an addition. I do not envy them. We went through that process 3 1/2 years ago and it was a lot of work. Building something new can be exciting, stressful and bank draining. But there is nothing like seeing that end result that you had a hand in creating and feeling the pride involved for a job well done. As in life, movie characters are often building something new. Here are a few examples we thought of. Share on your blog movies that feature new things being built, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Life As A House (2001) - Terminal cancer gives a man a new lease on life while building a home with his estranged son.
  • Weird Science (1985) - Teen geeks try to build the perfect woman.
  • The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) - Fascinating tale of a proudly built bridge doomed to be destroyed.
  • Remember The Titans (2000) - Team building via integration.
  • The Mosquito Coast (1986) - Eccentric and delusional father drags his family to the jungle to build an ice factory, amongst other things.
 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.

12 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I don't remember the ice factory in Mosquito Coast at all! Good list though! The Bridge on the River Kwai is one of my all time favorites, but it does get that theme song going through my head forever and ever whenever I see it!

Sandy Nawrot said...

This is one you could really get creative with. A tough thing this early in the morning! But I found some up there in my dusty brain...

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movie-meme-if-you-build-it-they.html

Amy said...

This is a tough topic but a very interesting one! Of course, the first movie I thought of was Life as a House! Good choice!
I love Weird Science, too!

I came up with a few, but I confess I struggled a bit with this one!
Amy's Movie Picks

~ Amy

Lindsey said...

Love your inclusion of Life As A House; one of my favorite films ever! Check out my choices HERE.

kaye said...

I loved Mosquito Coast. This was a fun topic. It was much easier to think of a few movies than I originally thought when I first looked at it.

Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

stacybuckeye said...

I had to include the Bridge on mine too. I really need to see that movie again. And Weird Science was perfect :)

http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/monday-movie-meme-building/

Kwizgiver said...

Ah--Weird Science! What a great choice. This was a tough topic for me.

hmsgofita said...

I don't think I've seen Mosquito Coast. Gotta put it on my Netflix. Weird Science was a good one too.

Here is mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movie-building.html

ds said...

I will have that theme song in my head for the rest of the evening, now *begins to whistle* It's a wonderful film and the only one I've seen.

Kathleen said...

I haven't heard of Life as a House. It sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out and add to my queue on Netflix.

Kristi said...

The Money Pit...the story of our life. Typical 80's with Tom Hanks and Shelly Long about a big piece of junk house that the have to rebuild. Every time something breaks in our house my hubby and I start singing the theme form that movie :)

ღ Ms. Joy mH ღ said...

mine is up! http://coupleslovebook.blogspot.com/2011/01/monday-movie-building.html