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Chocolat / favorite movies

I rented Chocolat, which was an awesome movie. I like movies that are balanced enough to show why the 'bad guy' acts the way s/he does. And I loved how open-minded the main character was and how she showed kindness and understanding even to the close-minded townspeople. I just loved everything about the movie...and the river gypsies didn't hurt. I understand why everyone seems to think that Johnny Depp is so sexy now. mmmm long-haired gypsy men! And I think I understand evileve more now -- I think you can learn a lot about a person from watching their favorite movie.

Which is why I plan to watch some of your favorite movies -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is next, probably, since it's scream_baby & notashamed & ravensfeather's favorite. If you haven't already, tell me your favorites.

Ben and I are taking turns choosing which movie to rent, so we just rented Terminator 2, which has been his favorite since he first saw it when he was a little kid... and I tried so hard to like it, but I just couldn't find anything appealing about it. I suppose what I learned about Ben is that he likes his movies to be full of explosions and chase scenes? We were going to talk about it afterwards but he was too tired.

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bluebl00d ══╣╠══
just to name two
* Gia
* Requiem for a dream (Ellen Burstyn is brilliant)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: just to name two
cool cool
aliasmichelle ══╣╠══
Have you read the Book Chocolat . It is so much better than the movie!
belenen ══╣curious╠══
no, I haven't, who is the author?
reallivebitch ══╣╠══
my favorite is momento really ogd but you have tp pay alot of attention to understand
gracie4881 ══╣╠══
my 2 fave movies r dragonheart and labrinth(i think i spelled that wrong oh well :)with david bowie
belenen ══╣fantasy╠══
oh, so you like sci-fi/fantasy? very cool.
gracie4881 ══╣╠══
12thknight ══╣╠══
The Princess Bride. But you've probably already watched that, haven't you?
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
heh heh, yep, at least five times. ;-)
eternal. my crotch is here
notashamed ══╣eternal. my crotch is here╠══
so maybe i'm a little eclectic in my movie choices. Terminator 2 used to be one of my top 5 favorites. Of course it came out when i was in high school (i think) so i didn't need much from my movies back then, but I still love it. For some reason the character of Sarah Connor just intrigues me. I love her for her manic strength and determination. I love Linda Hamilton solely for this movie. I'm drawn to strong women characters all the time, but this one really sticks out to me for some reason.

And I can't WAIT for you to see Eternal Sunshine! :D:D:D:D:D Talk about a strong woman character. Clementine is amazingly difficult, high maintenence, demanding, eloquent, spontaneous and spirited and i just love her all the time. I believe the reason that people love her so much is because Kate Winslet is an amazing actress, but you can't do that without a wonderfully created character. Ugh, I love her so much it makes me want to throw on this movie right now at 1am.

You have to let me know when you've seen it and let me know what you think.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
Oh my gosh. I've seen the movie now and I do love the character of Clementine. She reminds me so much of Joan from Playing By Heart! I looooove the hair color changes, and her hatred of the word 'nice.' I hate that word too, because it's such a 'fake' word, you know?

I need to watch it again though, it's one of those movies that you miss a lot on the first watching. ;-) I'll probably post about it after I see it again.
shespoke ══╣╠══
I have not seen Chocolat all the way through but I loved what I saw so far! I should rent it and make a point to watch it soon.

Thanks for helping to spam up my LJ. I'm going to take your suggestion and count all the comments and do one of those top commenter things. I think I'm going to have to count them individually for that entry though so that it's a fair contest. Some people I've had on my list longer than others and they will have an unfair advantage. Anyway, this has nothing to do with your entry. But it's late and that's when I tend to ramble.
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
hah look! Posted: 7,656 - Received: 10,115

Dayum. You've got some catching up to do!
acid_burns ══╣╠══
I love Chocolat.

Amores Perros
Mulholland Drive
Kissing Jessica Stein
belenen ══╣analytical╠══
*adds them to the list*
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belenen ══╣upset╠══
right back atcha. ;-)
aubkabob ══╣apathy╠══
as odd as it sounds, T2 is a movie that actually means a lot to me, as it came out during a time in my life where i was having constant regular dreams about the end of the world. the end of the world would come with different faces in the dreams, but would USUALLY come in the way of nuclear holocaust. because of the movie coming out around the same time and seeing previews of it, sometimes i would BE linda hamilton and watching the world disappear around me in ash and fire, knowing that i knew it was coming, but being able to do NOTHING to prevent it.

so even thinking about that movie has great meaning to me, fills me with nostalgia and fear... but sort of in a GOOD way. although the dreams haunted me, it drove me to learn more about nuclear weapons and fallout and psychological after effects. not that i remember much of it, and not that it's overly useful in today's society.

i was 16 and convinced that i would never reach my 19th birthday, that i would die violently in some form or another... why not radiation?
belenen ══╣analytical╠══
hmmm wow. Those are some pretty horrid dreams! Do you know why you dreamed that over and over? You subconscious must have been trying to tell you something pretty important, I think!
aubkabob ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
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lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is definitely worth seeing at least once! I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't say anything else here...
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
I rented it and I'm going to watch it twice, 'cause I think I missed a lot the first time around...
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I haven't seen Chocolat all the way through but it's on my to do list.

I also think you can tell alot about a person from the movies they like. Some people like moves that make you think and you learn form and others just like movies that they can laugh at. I personally like both.
belenen ══╣analytical╠══
I like both too -- but if I had to choose between a drama and a comedy, it's drama for me. Yet I do love me some Adam Sandler!
prinzessbtrfly ══╣foxy╠══
i want to see chocolat. one of my favorite movies of all time is van wilder? have you seen that?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
no I haven't, but I think I will.
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
Is it sad that I don't have a favorite movie? I don't think they've made it yet...
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
I can understand that. I can't wait to see it when it finally comes out. ;-)
soapysmith ══╣╠══
My favorite movie used to be Terminator 2 also. I think I watched it like 40 times in a row when I finally got it on video.

The idea of the terminator got me through some rough times as a kid. When things got bad, I just let myself become more like a machine. Pull strength from imagination and be worse than your nightmares.
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