Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In case any of you are wondering, I did watch Gone With The Wind.

All 4 hours of it!!!

I loved every minute.

I have to admit I did have to fight off the guilt about half way through.

But, you will be happy to know, the guilt did not win.

I sat through it all, and so happy that I did.

Yes, romance lives on!

There were so many great quotes in this film, but my favorite had to be:

"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

So amazing!!! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

I was thinking today, WHO is going to be my 1000th viewer???  

That number is fast approaching.  I am at 993 already in just a few short months.  

How cool is that?  

Is my 1000th viewer going to be you?

It's probably going to be me, since I usually notice serious grammar mistakes and edit my posts 10 times before I get them right, and even then....they aren't!

Let me know if you're the lucky one!

Leave me a comment or send me a note at gillespie_13@hotmail.com.  I would love to hear from you!

What should I do today?  I have no plans.  

It's my last day off, I am back to work tomorrow and already I am having serious anxiety over this concept.  

The more days off I have, the harder it is to go back!

Guess I need to cram in all the stuff I didn't do all week, into today. 

That sounds a little too daunting for 8am.

Or perhaps,  just maybe, I will sit and watch Gone With The Wind.   

I am sure I will cause quite a stir when I say this, but I have never seen that movie.   (Gasp)  

I know, me, the one who considers herself a film buff.  

It's shocking!  

In fact, there's a few classic I have not seen yet.  

Wait for it,     wait for it,    prepare yourselves......


I can hear the moans and groans already!  

Strange isn't it, I mean what do I do with my time if I haven't seen Casablanca or Gone With The Wind yet????

So, just for fun,  I found a list of the Top 100 Films 

1.Citizen Kane (1941)
2.The Godfather (1972)
3.Casablanca (1942)
4.Raging Bull (1980)
5.Singin' in the Rain (1952)
6.Gone with the Wind (1939)
7.Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8.Schindler's List (1993)
9.Vertigo (1958)
10.The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11.City Lights (1931)
12.The Searchers (1956)
13.Star Wars (1977)
14.Psycho (1960)
15.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16.Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17.The Graduate (1967)
18.The General (1927)
19.On the Waterfront (1954)
20.It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
21.Chinatown (1974)
22.Some Like It Hot (1959)
23.The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
24.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25.To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
26.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
27.High Noon (1952)
28.All About Eve (1950)
29.Double Indemnity (1944)
30.Apocalypse Now (1979)
31.The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32.The Godfather Part II (1974)
33.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
34.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35.Annie Hall (1977)
36.The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
37.The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38.The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39.Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40.The Sound of Music (1965)
41.King Kong (1933)
42.Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
43.Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44.The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45.Shane (1953)
46.It Happened One Night (1934)
47.A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48.Rear Window (1954)
49.Intolerance (1916)
50.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
51.West Side Story (1961)
52.Taxi Driver (1976)
53.The Deer Hunter (1978)
54.M*a*s*h (1970)
55.North By Northwest (1959)
56.Jaws (1977)
57.Rocky (1976)
58.The Gold Rush (1925)
59.Nashville (1975)
60.Duck Soup (1933)
61.Sullivan's Travels (1958)
62.American Graffiti (1973)
63.Cabaret (1972)
64.Network (1976)
65.The African Queen (1951)
66.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
67.Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68.Unforgiven (1992)
69.Tootsie (1982)
70.A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71.Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72.The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
74.The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
75.In the Heat of the Night (1967)
76.Forrest Gump (1994)
77.All the President's Men (1976)
78.Modern Times (1936)
79.The Wild Bunch (1969)
80.The Apartment (1960)
81.Spartacus (1960)
82.Sunrise (1927)
83.Titanic (1997)
84.Easy Rider (1969)
85.A Night at the Opera (1935)
86.Platoon (1986)
87.12 Angry Men (1957)
88.Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89.The Sixth Sense (1999)
90.Swing Time (1936)
91.Sophie's Choice (1982)
92.Goodfellas (1990)
93.The French Connection (1971)
94.Pulp Fiction (1994)
95.The Last Picture Show (1971)
96.Do the Right Thing (1989)
97.Blade Runner (1982)
98.Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99.Toy Story (1995)
100.Ben-Hur (1959)

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Okay, I haven't really seen that many now that I have a good look. 

Although,  I have seen Wizard of Oz about 40 times, actually, probably more than 40 times, if that counts for anything.

There is also a list for the Top 100 Romance films, and I have probably seen most of the them.  

Classic or not, I am never going to watch a Lord of the Rings film, nor will I ever sit through Apocalypse Now.  I have an attention span of a 2 year old for movies like that.  

I know, I know.....gasp!!!  

Oh, and the only reason I ever saw The Deer Hunter (in case you were wondering), I was at a Drive-In with my parents when I was about 9 (or maybe I was 3....since it came out in 1978....cough, yes, I remember now,  I was definately 3).

Anyway, I should have been asleep, but I wasn't.....there, that's the only reason that's crossed off my list.

Now it's your turn, which ones can you cross off?

I guess, I should stop chatting and get moving, looks like I still have a whole lot of movie watching to do.  

Gone with The Wind it is!!!