Sunday, October 10, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Legends Of The Fall...

Feature Presentation...

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 Fall...

Our wedding occurred over Columbus Day weekend 8 years ago here in the Boston area. Fall in New England is one of Mother Nature's greatest displays so for our wedding we went with a fall theme. We couldn't decide on one thing specifically so we just made it a cornucopia of all things related to fall. Cranberry red gowns, hot mulled cider, pumpkins & cornstalks, turkey with stuffing, and of course - "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" as our entrance music in honor of the fall classic. There are lots of movies set in the fall because directors love the beauty of the turning leaves. But the script writers also love the events that we celebrate during this season which lend themselves naturally to a good story. Here are some examples we came up with. Share on your blog a sampling of fall flicks, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • The Big Chill (1983) - I love the scene in this movie when everyone takes a break from watching their alma mater's college football game at halftime to play a pickup game of touch football on the front lawn. Reminds me of high school homecoming games and impromptu games of catch with family around Thanksgiving.
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) - Back to School is a big fall occurrence. Set in Cambridge during fall semester at MIT, Good Will Hunting gave us foliage as well as footage from Red Sox baseball - always a plus in our book!!!
  • The Four Seasons (1981) - OK, so I don't really remember much about this movie directed by and starring Alan Alda, other than that these couples would take seasonal vacations together and one of them was in CT in the fall. I spent a good part of my life growing up in CT where fall is particularly beautiful. The movie used Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" as a soundtrack which is a concerto I am in love with and attempted to play as a young violinist. So this movie provides me with some personal memory connections.
  • Halloween (1978) - I refused to babysit on Halloween nights after watching this movie. Michael was scary enough. But honestly, the scene where Jamie Lee Curtis bumps into the sheriff coming around the corner of the bushes is the one that gave me the biggest heart attack. I was convinced it would be Michael and not just "a good scare." Gets me every time.
  • The Last Waltz (1978) - Although Thanksgiving is Andy's favorite holiday due to the turkey eating and football watching, if he had been old enough at the time he would have chosen instead to see The Band's final performance on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 in San Francisco. We give thanks to Martin Scorsese for kindly filming it so we can enjoy it whenever we like.
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Lisa said...

I'm with Andy! I would have loved to spend that Thanksgiving with The Band and friends. I did see the movie as soon as it came out (yeah, I'm that old, although not old enough that I would have been allowed to travel half way across the country for a concert!).

Noelle said...

The Gal Herself said...

First of all, happy anniversary! Second, I love that you listed The Big Chill here. I always thought the title referred to the frostiness that had descended upon the characters' outlook on life, but you're right, it has a more literal meaning, too. And the Cub fan in me appreciates why you included Good Will Hunting.

I came up with three other choices.

ds said...

Don't forget the rockin' soundtrack of The Big Chill--and the awesome cast (who were all so young then. sigh.)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! May you have many many more!

word veri: blesse. 'Nuff said.

Chris said...

happy anniversary!

my post is up at Chris Chronicles

Unknown said...

I'm sure I could think of a bit more that maybe quite more interested, but running behind today. Mine are HERE.

kayerj said...

Your wedding sounds like it was wonderful. I especially loved that you played "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" as your entrance music. How unique. Hope you have a memorable celebration in honor of your wedding.

I've also seen bits and pieces of the four seasons--but I'm not really sure what it's about. This was a fun topic. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Unknown said...

Great movies pics, esp. The Big Chill (one of my favorite movies!) and The Last Waltz, what a way that would have been to spend Thanksgiving!

This topic wasn't as easy as I thought, but here's my list!

Amy's Monday Movies!

~ Amy

Unknown said...

Oh wait! Happy Anniversary! Your wedding sounds like it was beautiful!

Did you have a fun celebration this year?!

Lee said...

Turns out that some of my very favorite films feature the fall season.

Fall for these movies.

Happy anniversary to my fave bumbles!

Unknown said...

Out of these movies I saw just two. 1) Good Will I only saw this because of the director. When I found out he directed Hanson's Weird video I just wanted to see this movie. I didn't find it too interesting though. Kinda bored me. 2) Halloween...I don't remember much of it I think I'll have to rent it again.

ღ Ms. Joy mH ღ said...

Mine is up!!!

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