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Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mom's Favorite Movies

With an over abundance of Mother's day movie idea's the mind boggled. Then it became clear, the only movies that matter today are the ones my Mother loves. Five amazing movies, loved, adored and watched again an' again!

"Casablanca" (1942) - This is one that should be watched every few years, a classic perfect film.  There isn't an element of this work that bares critique, from the characterizations to the music it fits as well for its time period as it does today.

"Monty Python & The Holy Grail" (1975) - So perfectly suited to its time period, this 70's iconic piece stomps over historical beliefs and ridicules from a lofty cerebral place but its just darn funny...what is not to love about Giant evil bunnies and witches that might be ducks? Someone should rent out a theater and give this one a showing.

"My Fair Lady" (1964)- There is something awkward about Audrey Hepburn playing Eliza Doolittle but it is just a few momentary glitches hardly noticeable amongst the terrific costumes, songs and talented actors. A lovely Jeremy Brett swoons delightfully and the ultra talented Stanley Holloway reluctantly becomes respectable.

"Babette's Feast" (1987, Danish) - oh never a better combination than a lust for life and glorious food. Not just filling tummies but coaxed from deliberately chosen perfect ingredients into visual, olfactory, gustory sensations. Watch, then go out to dinner.

"The Night of the Hunter" (1955) - I'm pretty sure my mom will not watch this movie alone after dark. It is highly recommended that you don't either. Never has a sweet handsome man so convincingly turned into a horrid, unredeemable monster. If ever an actor proved his craft it is Robert Mitchum. The lovely Lillian Gish also provides proof that acting is sometimes an inborn talent gifted by a higher being.

Happy Mother's Day !

What are your Mom's Favorite Movies???

1 comment:

Blogamist said...

Not fair to ask what my mom's favorite movies are--after you list them! ButI bet I could safely add; Harold & Maude.