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 Endings...
About three months ago, I left everyone hanging with the Monday Movie Meme.
I created this meme three years ago and never missed a week until my son Sammy was born. It is quite challenging to come up with a new topic each week for three years. It is also quite challenging to come up with movies or actors that you haven't highlighted in your selections before. Things can get stale otherwise.
Each week I would come up with a topic idea on the fly based on events happening in our real world. It was a fun way to personalize this meme and give visitors a window into our world.
As Sammy's arrival approached, I considered farming out the meme to select guest bloggers to keep the meme going. But to be honest, I liked the fact that our son's birth would legitimize a long term hiatus of the meme that had become more work than pleasure. And so, I abruptly stopped the meme, as well as posts of most any kind for several weeks.
Loyal and new meme participants alike carried on the torch in their own ways. Some continued the original format as new hosts on their own sites. Others used their Mondays to talk film on their blogs with a different spin. I am a bit protective of the Monday Movie Meme name and format, but recognize that I don't own a copyright to it and am honestly just happy that it may have inspired others to carry the torch so to speak.
We don't have much time to watch movies any more. And it is going to take us several decades to get through our Netflix queue of titles we learned about through our little meme. I wanted to take the time to formally thank all of you for playing along week to week or leaving comments with your responses here and on participants' posts.
I have no intention of reviving the Monday Movie Meme again, because I don't want to "jump the shark." But I felt it wrong to just kill it off without giving you the motivation behind things. After all, good movie murderers have an insidious past history that explains why they butcher teenagers in their path. I thought you should know the reason behind the plug being pulled on the Monday Movie Meme. Here are our favorite endings in film. Share on your blog movies with endings that felt complete to you and link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Sports - Miracle, 2004 (reclaiming national pride)
- Horror - Friday The 13th, 1980 (never assume the bad guy is dead)
- Kids - Toy Story, 1995 (everyone should be reunited with their toys)
- Drama - The Color Purple, 1985 (never was there a more deserved reunion)
- Historical/Period - Dangerous Liaisons, 1988 (being the mastermind can bite you in the ass)
- Comedy - National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983 (who doesn't want to hijack an amusement park)
- Romance - When Harry Met Sally, 1989 (friends make the best spouses)
- War - Schindler's List, 1993 (always powerful when reality meets imagery)
- Action - The Gauntlet, 1977 (Clint Eastwood leaves carnage in his wake)
- Classic - The Wizard of Oz, 1939 (there's no place like home)
- Thriller - Se7en, 1995 (jaw-dropping)