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Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest!

I know I'm not the only one participating in this blogfest from Alex Cavanaugh. It's just so much darn fun! 


I think the movies are supposed to be in some kind of order, like Dave Letterman's Top Ten List. But I am unable to do that. So, here, in no particular order are my top ten favorite movies. At least, these are the ones that came to me right off the bat.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The cinematography for this movie on the early life of St. Francis, is stunning and the music by Donovan, beautiful.

To Kill A Mockingbird: Nothing to be said here. But did you know Boo Radley was played by Robert Duvall?

The Princess Bride: It's the best!

Lawrence of Arabia: I so fell in love with Peter O'Toole, and after seeing it I was inspired to try to read THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, by T. E. Lawrence. I didn't finish it. After all I was only like 13 or so when I first saw the movie.

Raising Arizona: Laugh out loud funny. Probably one of Nicolas Cage's best movies. And Holly Hunter is fantastic.
Raising Arizona

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Does that count as one?): When I first read the books I knew a day would come when a movie would be made. I kind of dreaded it because I had such clear pictures in my mind of what the characters and places looked like. I was blown away at how closely my mental images matched with the film maker's. Or maybe it's because Tolkien was clear in his story telling.
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions)  [Blu-ray]
The Shawshank Redemption: Love this movie!

Babe: There's nothing like "rooting" for the underdog, err, underpig.

Dances With Wolves: So beautiful, so tragic. 
Dances With Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Sigh... my favorite. Wonderfully done, incredibly moving. 
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2012)

30 comments:

  1. I haven’t watched any of your first three choices but would love to. I’ve read to kill a mockingbird a couple of times but would like to see the film. Shawshank redemption is one of my all-time favourite films. Thanks for such a great list.

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  2. Great list Bish. Several that I rally like and forgot all about.

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  3. I have a few of your favorites on my list as well. I didn't include To Kill A Mockingbird, but there's no doubt that that's a brilliant film.

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  4. Brother Sun, Sister Moon... what a grand choice. and as a chaser Raising Arizona... turn left, now right... now left.

    Jeremy [Retro-Z]
    Howlin' Wolf

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  5. The Shawshank Redemption is one of my all-time favorites too. I once used it to hook a high school English class (of struggling learners) to write and essay.

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  6. I've seen most of these and enjoyed them. Raising Arizona is a fun film.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  7. LOTR is on my list. And Babe was really cute.

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  8. Awesome list! I need to watch some of these again. :)

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  9. Great top ten movie list. I've seen several of them. Babe was a cute movie.

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  10. LOTR - awesome! Princess Bride almost made my list but I ran out of room.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  11. The Shawshank Redemption tops the list of all films in history.

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  12. The Princess Bride rocks and is one of the best quotable movies ever :). And yet again Shawshank makes a top ten - I have seen it a lot when surfing the blog hop, which just proves how good it is. Great list.

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  13. Such good choices! Dang. This is really making me want to sit down and watch these again. lol

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  14. What an eclectic list of movies! I loved it. Babe AND Lawrence of Arabia. I met Peter O'Toole in Heathrow late one horribly long, trapped-in-the-airport night. He was so kind, but I never knew anyone who looked quite as old and still was breathing.

    I'm enjoying this movie hop. It's great.

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  15. Hi Bish .. loved your list - Lawrence of Arabia = excellent, Dances with Wolves - saw that again recently on tv ... the George Harrison film I've never seen or heard of ...

    Poor old Peter O'Toole - what a great comment Lee made! I'm tired before I get to Heathrow .. sheer exhaustion of travel ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  16. you hit on some top faves of course--Babe, Shawshank, PB--but some of these I've never seen! Brother Son, George Harrison... Interesting! Must check these out!

    Thanks, Bish! :o) <3

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  17. He he how much I fantasized about Kevin Costner dancing with the wolves :)>

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  18. Great list! You're the first I've seen to include Raising Arizona. Very cool.

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  19. Awesome choices! I LOVE The Princess Bride! I have seen it over and over again. :)

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  20. Ahhhhhhh....Raising Arizona is one of my favorites!! Great selection (along with the others of course)!

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  21. Great list, enjoy all those ones Especially Shawshank.

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  23. Shawshank, Dances with Wolves and The Princess Bride hold some mighty powerful memories for me.

    I remember trying to watch Lawrence of Arabia once in my 20s. I don't think I was ready for it yet. I should try again.

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  24. Shawshank Redemption was an awesome movie. I have yet to watch the other films on this list :D
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  25. Your's is the first list I've read so far with either Lawrence of Abrabia or Babe. Both great movies.

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  26. What a great list, Bish. Like others who commented, I love that Babe made your list. Such a cute movie.

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  27. Love these: The Princess Bride, LotR, Shawshank, Babe, Dances With Wolves. Actually I'm quite surprised I haven't seen Wolves on more peole's lists.

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  28. Just dropping by from the blog hop. I have much love for LotR. :3

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