January 28, 2006

Saturday Question

I know it's been a while. The creative juices just weren't flowin' for the Saturday Questions. Then I started a post and realized it would be a great Saturday Question. So - without further ado.......

Every Saturday I'll try to come up with some "out there" question that just makes you stop and think about something not so important. Think of it as a mini vacation. If you have any ideas drop me a line and we'll throw it in here. Who knows, it might be fun.

OK - here we go......what is your favorite type of movie? Why?

I don't think it's any secret that I love sports. And I really enjoy sports movies. You know - Rudy, The Program, Brian' Song, Cool Runnings....well I could go on and on.

Right now I'm watching Hoosiers. This is on my top ten list - for sure.

And it made me think - why do I always seem to gravitate to these? Oh, I enjoy a good comedy, an action flick, suspense, hell even a romance or two as long as they are too far fetched. But I can't seem to pass up a sports movie. Hmmmmm.

Then it clicked. I love that Never Quit theme. I love that Under Dog Wins thread that goes through all of them. I admire the spirit of competition and perseverence. The lesson each one seems to teach.

I know it's hokey. I know it's pat. But I don't care. I guess it all goes to my faith in the human spirit. Even if it is just via a silly movie......

So tell me.....what's your favorite kind of movie? Why do you enjoy them so much?????

Posted by Tammi at January 28, 2006 09:07 AM

I don't have one type of movie. I like sports movies, silly or serious. I like stupid comedys, I like horror movies, especially zombie movies. I love action flicks. I don't know why, I like them, but I have to be in the mood for one in order to watch it. IE I can not watch the Replacements, Soldier, Braveheart or Little Nicky when what I'm wanting to watch is a Night of the Living Dead.

Posted by: Contagion at January 28, 2006 10:41 AM

Absolutely comedies. Make me laugh and I'm yours!

Posted by: TNT at January 28, 2006 12:49 PM

I like the classics. Anything with Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmie Stewart Ingrid Bergman, John Wayne even. I like them all. Haven't watched one I didn't fall in love with. My latest "favorite" Brigadoon . . . ah how I love Brigadoon!

Posted by: Oddybobo at January 28, 2006 01:25 PM

I love old movies from the 30's and 40's - especially the romantic comedies. The dialog in them was excellent, the "PC" was non-existent. In other words people enjoyed themselves. They were in a place that everyday people thought they would like to be. We just finished up the Thin Man movie set last night - watched the last of them - they are wonderful. By and large, I think special effects have overwhelmed movies nearly to the point of no return.

Tonight they are showing The Little Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart and Margart Sullavan... compare that with the modern remake of You've Got Mail. I have nothing against Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together in movies - this one is such a weak rewrite it's embarrassing! They couldn't figure out how to update the story and thus ended up with one that made you wonder why Meg was even speaking to Tom at the end of the 2 hours or so.

I know that the old movies are unrealistic - I don't watch movies for realism - I watch for enjoyment and they provide plenty.

Posted by: Teresa at January 28, 2006 11:22 PM

It really depends on my mood, but for the most part I think I enjoy horror flicks the best. My favorite horror movie being The Exorcist, followed closely by Aliens.

Posted by: ktreva at January 30, 2006 04:34 PM

Happy endings are a must. I don't do real life drama stuff. I can't. Nothing really sad. If there is something sad (fake sad, not real life sad), it has to make me laugh at the end.

Posted by: Bou at January 30, 2006 07:09 PM

Something heroic where the good guy wins in the end due to the choices he makes and the actions he takes.

The less the hero's victory depends on luck and coincidence, the more I like it.

Posted by: Harvey at January 31, 2006 02:17 PM