Last week a parcel arrived on my doorstep from Warners Bros which has added class to my DVD collection, I am a huge lover of films. I would rather sit and watch a film any day of the week over general TV. A good film has the ability to take you away from this world for a few hours, take you into someone else’s life and be a part of something new, something different, something you would probably never get to experience in your own life.
I couldn’t have been happier with the DVD’s we received in the parcel. For some time now I have been dropping hints to anyone who will listen to me that I really wanted to see The Blindside for which Sandra Bullock received an Oscar in 2009 for Best Actress. Sandra Bullock is one of my all-time favourite actresses who in The Blindside plays the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy a well-to-do woman who offers Michael Oher (Quentin Aaron) a homeless teen from the streets of Memphis a home within her family. Michael soon becomes a beloved son and brother who, with their support, grows to be an American Football star. The line which sticks in my head the most is where Leigh Anne is showing Michael his bedroom and he says “I haven’t had one of those before” and Leigh Anne asks “a bedroom?”, Michael replies “no, a bed”. The story is one which will touch your heart and make you smile, especially when you consider that this is a true story.
Last week when I was feeling a little under the weather, An American In Paris provided me the means of escape into a world of music and dance thanks to Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. I just love old movies, the beautiful clothes, hair and make-up – such a world of glamour I could only imagine being a part of.
Still to watch I have a movie classic, Gone with the Wind, a film which my husband can’t believe I haven’t seen yet in my 35 years but I shall be shutting myself away at some point in the not-too-distant future with a big bag of Maltesers and curtains closed to take myself back through the ages to hear that famous line “. . . frankly my dear I don’t give a damn. . .”.
And finally, one of my Mum’s best-loved movies, Doctor Zhivago, a tale of true love and the hardship of war in Russia. I am sure that I have seen this one before but perhaps when I was much younger so I’m looking forward to watching this one again with fresh eyes. As the saying goes “the old ones are the best”.
Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY, perhaps your Mum might like a bit of move history, why not bring back happy memories for her with an old movie from Warner Bros.
DISCLAIMER: I received the above parcel for the purposes of this post. All words, pictures and opinions are my own.