Friday, August 12, 2016

Follow the Yellow Brick Road- There's No Place Like Home

Wow,  I picked another hard one.  I was talking to one of our kids about this one and he asked me what I was going to choose.  He said everyone in my age group would choose these movies,  so let’s see if you agree:
These are in no particular order:

The Wizard of Oz- This has to make my list.  The G girls watch it with me and know all of the songs.  They also love to visit Dorothy’s house.  I call the Hotel Del Coronado "Dorothy’s house".  Maybe because the book was written at the Del.  Or maybe I call it "Dorothy’s house" because there is a gift shop on the main floor that has Wizard of Oz stuff to buy.  I know it is a little crazy but it is fun for us.  I was scared when I saw this movie for the first time and my Mom had to take me out of the theater.  I think the reason that the girls are not scared is that I have told them many times that the movie is fake stuff and that there is not really a green witch and flying monkeys.  It is all made up. 

Gone with the Wind- An epic.  How could it not be on the list?  And frankly if you disagree with me I don't give a d........

Dirty Dancing- I always think I will go on a diet and dance like Jennifer Grey after I watch her spectacular dancing.  This is a great story and great music and dancing.  But I can not share with my G kids yet.  I will love it when I can.

Dr. Zhivago- My favorite movie of my growing up years.  I remember standing in line numerous times to watch this very long epic film.  And it is not a musical. Remember the days of standing in line- no reserved seats......I love reserved seats.

Chicago- This one will make both my list of favorite Broadway shows and favorite movies.  I kind of like to sing along to show tunes.

Others I considered but did not make the top 5:
The Big Chill- Music-
The Godfather- acting- but a little violent for my taste
Flash Dance- dance
Chorus Line-dance
Terms of Endearment-story
It’s a Wonderful Life-every year we watch this one- or at least I do....the rest of the fmaily may be sleeping or pretending to watch it.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- who could not like Paul Newman and Robert Redford?

Other top movies:
The Shawshank Redemption
Shindler's List
Raging Bull
Citizen Kane
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence of Arabia
On the Waterfront
Forest Gump
The Sound of Music
Star Wars
2001 A Space Odyssey
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

"I've Had the time of my life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

"Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
and I owe it all to you
'Cause I've had the time of my life
and I owe it all to you"
Enjoy your day and love up those kids and puppies!!

Coming Soon:
  • Bucket List
  • What to do on a Beach vacation
  • Classes to take
  • Another engagement party
  • Mermaid Party
  • Best concerts
Love, Ya-Ya

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