Sunday, November 1, 2009
HALLOWEEN MOVIES & CHICK FLICKS
So what did I read & watch this Halloween? As always I like to watch the comedy "Young Frankenstein". I enjoy reading two short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. Actually i listen to them while i'm driving. The first is "The Body Snatcher" which is loosely based on the Burke & Hare incident in England. The other is an unfinished manuscript of his... "The Waif Woman". It takes places in Iceland and is a cautionary tale of vanity. I like it so much because it shows how little human nature changes through the ages. Finally... on Saturday morning my entertainment expert said what scares men most is a chick flick. SO... in an effort to warn men, I asked several women what their favorite chick flicks were. He's their list gentlemen, you are warned.
You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally
The Big Chill
An Officer & A Gentleman
The Wedding Dress
My Best Friend's Wedding
Under The Tuscan Sun
All Of Me
Field Of Dreams
You've Got Mail
Sleepless In Seattle
Someone else said "A League Of Their Own" which is one of my favorite movies. I thought it was a baseball movie. Just a suggestion. If you want to watch a movie that is a great chick flick AND a great baseball movie try "Love Of The Game."
Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is forced to re-examine his priorities in life when he is confronted with unexpected circumstances—not only is he being traded after 20 years as the heart and soul of the Detroit Tigers, but Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston), the love of his life, is leaving him.
Surrounded by a stadium full of fans, he now stands alone on the pitcher's mound in the midst of one of the best games of his career, re-evaluating the direction his life has taken. Aware that the stakes in his life have increased dramatically, the veteran ballplayer realizes that he has some pretty serious decisions to make decisions which will not only determine his future as an athlete, but as a man.
And finally i asked a woman i know who makes films what her favorite chick flicks were. This was her response:
"I personally resent the term. In fact I don't even acknowledge it."
There ya have it.