Wednesday, August 17, 2016
NOSTALGIC NOTES: MOVIES
I love movies. Always have. When I was a kid we rarely went since the drive-in was the cheapest, but I'm sure Mom and Dad didn't want to be trapped in the car with me and Sis all night long. The first movie I remember going to see, tragically for the parents, was Dirty Harry. LOL
It was I think part of a double feature and Sis and I fell asleep on the first movie, which is what the parents wanted. Yeah, I didn't stay asleep. I woke up for the second movie and sat quietly so they wouldn't know I was awake. I was 5 or 6 and still remember, "Do you feel lucky, punk?"
The first time we went to the fantastic inside cinemas was a huge deal. It was expensive and seemed very far away from home, which it wasn't. Mom and Dad took us to see Disney's Robin Hood.
We had so much fun and Sis found her first crush. Yep, a cartoon fox. She still loves foxes to this day.
They built a two screen cinema right near us (Yay!!) so now movies were more affordable. I remember my entire extended family going to see Star Wars. I was 11 and utterly loved it.
At the time, the special effects were like nothing we'd ever seen before. I was transfixed and probably went back to see the movie, at least, 4 or 5 times.
We went back to the big expensive theater when Star Trek The Motion Picture came out. Dad was a HUGE Star Trek fan.
Unfortunately, I didn't make it past the million year beginning of the movie when they did the fly around the Enterprise. I fell asleep and missed most of the movie. When I finally did see it, I realized I didn't miss much. Whoops.
A movie I can't stand, but can't forget, is the one a cousin took a bunch of the kids in the family to see. She packed us in a car one spring night and we went to the drive-in to see the child scarring movie Old Yeller. To this day, I have no idea what she was thinking. Did she set out to see if she could traumatize a huge group of children? You know, as an experiment? Whatever it was, it wasn't good.
Yep, a car full of crying kids is not the way I'd want to send an evening. You?
My dad was an alcoholic, so was emotionally absent, but for some reason he took me and my sister to see the Jungle Book.
I don't remember why, but it doesn't matter since it was just him and us.
Of course, nothing can compare to my go-to, watch-a-million-times-move, GhostBusters!
I saw it opening night, I was on a horrible date. The movie was amazing though and it's the movie I can watch over and over and never get tired of it. It always makes me laugh, no matter what.
And these are the movies from my childhood. Now run out and see what movies the other bloggers talk about. I'm going to bet at least one of mine, is on someone else's list.