Thursday, March 11, 2010

First Page (next) Friday

Sorry everyone, I'm a bit behind and this week we don't have a non-Slushie entry.

(Holy smoke, that was a good kiss! Not mine, alas, but I had The More, the Merrier on in the background and was temporarily distracted. I love black and white movies, and I think I now have a tiny crush on Joel McCrea.)

But I digress.

All that to say, if you have first pages you'd like critiqued next week, please send them to us. Rules and info here.

And since I'll feeling a bit random, why don't you share some of your favorite movies? You can learn so much about folks from their favorite movies.

12 comments:

KarenG said...

Well, since you brought up the subject of good kisses: My very favorite movie kiss of all time is in The Wedding Singer, when Robbie (Adam Sandler) kisses Julia, to demonstrate a proper church/wedding kiss. It still gives me chills whenever I see it. And I love that movie, so I've seen the kiss many many times.

Michelle said...

Okay, so favorite movies fall into two categories for me. The critically acclaimed, which would be both Gone With the Wind and The Color Purple, and pop culture that was the right movie at the right time for me. Those would be Say Anything and Reality Bites. ALL of these movies I've watched over and over.

Tess said...

I'm not a huge movie buff. But, the ones that linger are usually the funny ones. We quote a lot of Princess Bride, Monty Python and Napoleon Dynamite around here.

I smile just thinking about those movies :D

Brenda said...

We watch Love Actually around Christmas and I'm always excited to see it. Same with A Christmas Story. Sadly, they don't have the same movie marathon of A Christmas Story in the UK (Some of my friends here don't even know it. Gasp!). My brother and I used to watch it over and over again and something about being able to say the lines along with the film made it much funnier, not less.

Sarah said...

Such good movies mentioned here, guys!

That's a great scene, Karen!

I'm the same way, Michelle- a mix of critically acclaimed and then just fun movies. I've never seen Reality Bites...

Tess, I still quote Princess Bride- and I still remember how hard I laughed when Napolean's uncle whacks him with the steak. Right scene at the right time...

No Christmas Story marathons, Brenda? That's hard to imagine!!

Suzie F. said...

I love your site and First Page Fridays. Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to submit one of mine.

My favorite movie is Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. It's an oldie but a goodie, and one of the few that I can watch over and over again.

Kristi Tuck Austin said...

Princess Bride gets lots of laughs in our house, too. I love Clue. Pretty much anything Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, or Pixar is a sure bet. Oscar is a great movie, even Sylvester Stallone does a good job. Every Halloween we watch Arsenic and Old Lace. White Christmas I watch all year; as a child I swooned over Bing and Danny. Keeping Mum and Laughter on the 23rd Floor are new favorites. I highly recommend heading to the video store if you haven't seen them. (Sorry, I got carried away. I think I'm going to Blockbuster....)

Sarah said...

I hope you do submit someday, Suzie! Roman Holiday is a great movie. (One of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies is How to Steal a Million.)

Kristi,I watch White Christmas every year. Love that movie! I remember seeing Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby and being amazed at how well he did screwball comedy. (I saw shortly thereafter. I'll have to look up the other movies you mentioned...

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

My favorite movie of all time is The Godfather. There is something so captivating and interesting about Michael Coleone (sp). He transformed from a happy go lucky young man to a cold blooded killer. Each time I watch the movies I see a little more into Michael's psyche.

Second on my list is "Chocalat," starring Johnny Dep and "Moon Struck," Starring Cher. I also enjoy "Brave Heart," "Love Actually," "You've Got Mail," and "A Time To Kill."

Sarah said...

Good movies, Andrea! It's so fun learning what everyone likes to watch.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I'm also a little shy about submitting! But I do love your site too!
Braveheart, Master and Commander, The Last of the Mohicans, The Bourne Identity, and I will admit here a secret love of musicals - Moulin Rouge

Sarah said...

No worries about submitting something, Terry! We're just glad to have you swing by.

The soundtrack in Last of the Mohicans was amazing. I remember watching it for the first time and getting goosebumps when the music started.