********************Today's post is inspired by yesterday's post and some of the comments that I received in regards to Moulin Rouge. It's definitely one of those movies that you are either really like or really dislike and I can certainly understand that as Baz Luhrmann's movies seem to be that way; anyone who's seen his version of Romeo & Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio would probably agree with me!
So, of course, I had to wonder what movies have made other people sit up and take notice or leave the theater with a slight case of the sniffles - movies that left you thinking about them long after the final credits rolled or that were so good you've actually gone out and bought the DVD so you can watch it over and over.
A few of mine are What Dreams May Come, For Love of the Game, Message in a Bottle, and Ladyhawke. If anyone notices a theme in there just nod your head and move on, I have already professed to be an incurable romantic so of course I'm going to like movies along those lines! Now enough about me, what I really want to know from you is:
What's your favorite movie(s)??Oh, and before I forget, Jamie gets bragging rights to yesterday's question about the Elephant Love Medley by correctly identifying almost all of the love songs it is compiled from. Those songs in order are:
- "Love Is Like Oxygen" - Sweet
- "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" - Frank Sinatra
- "Up Where We Belong" - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Will Jennings and Jack Nitzsche for An Officer and a Gentleman (later a hit for Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes)
- "All You Need Is Love" - The Beatles
- "Lover's Game" - Chris Isaak
- "I Was Made For Lovin' You" - Kiss
- "One More Night" - Phil Collins
- "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" - U2
- "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (later Thelma Houston, The Communards, among others)
- "Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney and Wings
- (Repeated) "Up Where We Belong"
- "Heroes" - David Bowie (and later by The Wallflowers)
- "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton (and later by Whitney Houston)
- "Your Song" - Elton John