Sunday, June 5, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ The Art Of Giving...

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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 Gifts...

June marks a very busy birthday month in our extended family. Lots of little ones growing bigger and having parties to celebrate. Which means lots of fun time with the family, but also gifts to be bought. I enjoy shopping for others, when I have an idea of what will make them happy. When I'm uncertain, I turn to their parents for suggestions. I suppose I could turn to the movies, because there are lots of examples there of gifts being given. The trouble is, they aren't always given with good intentions, or well received. Here are some moments in film that we came up with highlighting the act of giving a gift. Share on your blog movies that feature presents, gifts or other tokens being presented, linking back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Meet The Parents (2000) - Before Greg is brought into the "Byrnes Family Circle of Trust," he is under the assumption that his girlfriend's father is a retired florist. On their first meeting, he brings him a rare flower believing it will blow him away. The confusing reaction he gets instead is just the beginning of quite possibly the worst weekend ever when trying to impress your girlfriend's family.
  • Seven (1995) - A sadistic serial killer (is there any other kind?) makes things a bit too personal with Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) when he sends him a very disturbing gift providing an extreme twist at this movie's end.
  • Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Arwen gives Aragorn her necklace as a sign of her love and commitment to him and the mortality that will come with a non-elvin life.
  • Say Anything (1989) - Never, I repeat, NEVER give a pen to someone to remember you by. It only leads to heartache. Just ask Lloyd Dobler when his high school love, Diane, dumps him with a pen as a farewell present.

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16 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

Seven was an inspired choice! I never would have thought of the contents of that cake box as a "gift." Nicely done.

I have 3 others listed on my blog.

Forgetfulone said...

Ah, the movie Seven. That was actually a pretty good one, and a good take on the topic! I also have 3 different ones.
http://www.forgetfulone.com/2011/06/monday-movie-meme.html

sdk_2010 said...

Hi guys, I'm a new reader here and thought I would take part in this. View my selections here - http://smurfdok.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/movie-meme-on-the-bumbles-blog/

Amy said...

This theme wasn't as easy as I thought it would be! I didn't come up with any really inspring movies like you did with Seven. Great choice...creepy movie, too!

Amy's Gift Giving Films!

kaye said...

You can't go wrong with a list that includes Lord of the Rings :D
We have a lot of birthdays in June too . . . 5 this week alone. Have fun partying :) Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Lindsey said...

Wow! This one was much harder than previous themes that I thought were difficult, haha! My choices are HERE.

stacybuckeye said...

I love all of your choices! I never would have thought of Seven.
I'm up
http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/monday-movie-meme-gifts/

sdk_2010 said...

Off topic, how do you make a link in this comment box, it will be easier for next week =) Thanks in advance

Lee said...

This was challenging! I'm sticking with the first film/scene that came to mind. (:

The art of giving.

hmsgofita said...

Perfect choice with Meet the Parents!

Here's mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-movie-meme-gifts-that-keep-on.html

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

Here's mine: http://wp.me/pFyoG-G4

Kwizgiver said...

I thought of a couple.

monday movie meme

Nicole said...

Ben Stiller's character was surely put through the ringer in "Meet the Parents," lol. Since were on that series, I liked the first two movies and found "Little Fockers" to struggle in the comedy department. Some of the scenes that were intended to be funny seemed a little forced, making it kind of corny.

I love the relationship between Arwen and Aragorn in LOTR and believe that her token of love is probably what kept him going and set the tone for his strength and courage throughout the film(s).

The gifts I listed include a conditional one, surprising one and romantic one.

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Ron said...

Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for dropping by my blog earlier. Nice to meet you both!

Well...I saw two of the movies listed here. Meet The Parents and Seven. BOTH great films!

Lisa said...

I would never have thought it would be possible to incorporate Seven and Say Anything in the same post! Both terrible gifts but Seven has to have the worst gift ever--so awful!

BPD in OKC said...

I've created a new meme that posts questions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please come check it out: http://wtfweeklymeme.blogspot.com/