Welcome back to a new workweek and the Monday Movie Blog. As we continue our alphabetical odyssey we stop at the letter “L” today. Please list any and all movies that you enjoy that’s title begins with the letter “L”. Make sure to include some of the actors who star in the film and a brief synopsis or reasons why you like this/these movie(s). This is the twelfth letter we have spotlighted making an even dozen. We’re closing in on the halfway point of the alphabet and thus nearly midway through the resource we are continuously creating.
Do you prefer watching movies in a darkened theater with a large tub of popcorn topped with a “butter-like” substance or do you rather enjoy staying home and watching from the comfort of your home couch/bed? Are you ever in line to see a movie the minute it premieres or do you see blockbusters a decade or so after they were released? Do you watch the same genre or do you dip from all the different types of movies?
Movies are a huge part of American culture. We value our actors as royalty of sorts and pay inordinate amounts of money to see movies. Escapism is what many are after for two hours and movies are a relatively affordable way to get away from ‘normal’ life. Movie stars are usually attractive and seemingly larger than life (although many are quite short!). What kind of movie lover are you? Why are movies a favorite way for you to spend your valuable time?
We lost one of American cinema’s leading ladies, royalty of sorts, last week, Elizabeth Taylor. She with the violet eyes, spellbinding beauty, and tortured soul was the epitome of grace and glamour in her heyday, and blossomed into a tireless AIDS activist in the latter years of her life. In recent years she had fallen ill and was out of the public’s eye. Her death, although not surprising, was sad and closes the door on an era of old Hollywood. Elizabeth’s jewels, never borrowed but hers to keep, were worn proudly and effortlessly to every event public and private; hair done, smile in place, Elizabeth worked hard at her acting, her activism, and her friendships. If you are a fan of the late Elizabeth Taylor, please list your favorite Taylor movies/roles.
Thank you for spending part of your Monday with the Monday Movie Blog and me. I hope you took some time to leave your selections and answer some of the questions about movies. Please join me tomorrow for my favorite feature of the week, Simple Joys.