While flipping channels last night
I ran across “The Blues Brothers.” The last twenty minutes. Did I keep on clicking? No, sir, it’s one of those movies I can’t walk away from. It’s one of the movies we love to watch over and over and over. There’s something about it—the music, the car chase, the “mission from God”, the brilliance of Ackroyd, and Belushi before he flamed out.
I’ll watch it every time.
My kids still quote it verbatim. Last weekend we saw it on “the big screen.” No previews of coming attractions, no commercials, just the lights dimming and ta-da, the movie. If you dissect it, there isn’t much to the plot. Skipping school. Driving Dad’s car. But the symbolism strikes a universal cord. Who wouldn’t want to climb up on a float in a parade and sing to the crowd? Who wouldn’t want to play head games with their school principle? So, yeah, Ferris is on my list. And it’s also set in Chicago, one of my favorite cities.
Pride and Prejudice, any version.
Emma. But not Sense and Sensibility so much. Of all the Jane Austen books made into a movie, I love Persuasion the best.
Another “big screen” treat this summer. It’s a classic.
Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truth. Passion. Miracles.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North and South“. When John Thornton (yummy Richard Armitage) whispers, “Come back. Come back to me” <sigh> I lose it every time.
Can you add to the list of movies we love to watch?
What are your favorites? What movie or TV series can you not walk away from?by