Sunday, April 17, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ Run Like The Wind...

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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 Running...

Monday marks the 115th running of the Boston Marathon - the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Having studied, lived and worked along its storied route for half my life, it holds a special place in my heart. I fulfilled my lifetime quota for running during 4 years of track in high school. Andy, as a former cross country athlete, has run in the challenging Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod. But neither of us have or ever plan to run a marathon. Driving the route is tiring enough. We do know folks crazy enough to be running in Boston this year and wish them nothing but the best. Lots of movies feature runners, running scenes and foot races. Here is a small sampling of those off the top of our heads. Share on your blog those movies that make your feet tired just watching and link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Running Brave (1983) - True and inspiring story of American Indian Olympian, Billy Mills
  • Forrest Gump (1994) - Run, Forrest, Run!!! Boy did he ever.
  • The Running Man (1987) - Good thing Reality TV hasn't advanced to quite this level.
  • The Fugitive (1993) - Richard Kimball on the run for a murder he didn't commit.

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12 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

This one wasn't easy! Had to think in the shower to come up with a couple of mine. I was pretty happy you didn't take Chariots of Fire!

Lindsey said...

This is another theme that we all could think of for various movies, and although I had to think for a minute, the first one I listed is without questionable doubt, one of the best films about running ;) Visit my post HERE.

Kwizgiver said...

Here's my list. monday movie meme

Amy said...

Fun topic! I didn't realize today was Boston Marathon Day!
Of course I included The Chariots of Fire in my list, thank you for leaving it off of yours. I like all of the movies on my list except the last one...!!

Amy's Running movies!

I hope you like these!

Little Ms Blogger said...

I have to admit, I love the Running Man. Okay, let me rephrase - I love watching the Running Man every 5 years or so. Haven't a clue why, but enjoy it every time.

I lived on Beacon Street, 1st above ground stop on C Line after Fenway and would cheer on the runners every year.

I miss how Boston takes this day off and how summers start on Wednesday night to beat the Cape traffic. It was something that was understood.

kaye said...

ummm . . . I never run. great picks on the films. this was a fun subject. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

ps--I'm really liking the book (hotel)

The Gal Herself said...

When I thought of characters on the run, I thought of Bonnie and Clyde, but they were almost always in a car. And in Breaking Away they were racing, but on bikes. I could only come up with one movie where our heroes consistently moved quickly (even desperately) on foot the whole time ...

Lee said...

At first I was stumped...and then I got to thinking. Coffee helped. :)

Here are my running on empty picks.

stacybuckeye said...

I only came up with 4 this week. Challenging :) And you have one of my faves on your list so I had to use it.

http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/monday-movie-meme-running/

Nicole said...

Your list puts a capital "R" in running! Forrest Gump took the cake.

When I was in school as a film/video major, we had to re-create all of the audio for The Fugitive for one of my classes. We were given different scenes that had the picture in tact but was missing audio and we had to put the dialogue and foley for people walking or eating, etc. It was a challenging task but our results were pretty wild but entertaining nonetheless, at least in the class, lol.


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hmsgofita said...

I've been a bit busy the last couple of weeks so no posts for this meme. Hoping to get back into it for next week.

My picks would be Chariots of Fire and Run Lola Run....Tough topic!

Julie said...

My pick is up!