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Merry Month of May Movie Meme May 12, 2016

Posted by Robbie in Musings, Views and Humour.

One of the blogs I follow on all things Geni-related is that of Pauline Cass – Family History Over the Seas.  Just recently she invited her fellow bloggers to take part in a fun exercise all about movies – not the sort of thing I would normally get involved in but there’s always a first time!

Pauline’s instructions are: copy the questions and add your responses, link back to your post in the comments section on her blog and have fun!

Well, here goes!

  1. What’s the earliest movie you can remember: The Wizard of Oz
  2. Where did you go to the movies (place or type of venue): Somewhere in the city – Nana would take my brother and I as small children for an occasional treat
  3. Did you buy movie programs: Not that I recall
  4. Did you take in food and drink (and what did you like): No, not when with Nana, later when at the drive-in, it was always a hamburger at interval that made the car smell badly for the rest of the night!
  5. Movies of your teenage years: To Sir With Love, The Taming of The Shrew (a school trip), Woodstock
  6. Do you remember how old you were when you went unsupervised: No
  7. Mischief you got up to in the movies: ‘Goody two shoes’ never did anything mischievious
  8. Did you watch movies at home: Rarely (late adopters of TV)
  9. What was your favourite movie to watch at home: N/a
  10. Do you prefer to watch movies at home or at the cinema: I think there are some movies that work better in the theatre setting – I was a big fan of the Drive-In
  11. Does your family have a special movie memory: The Wizard of Ozthey can’t help reminding me how I spent most of the movie hiding under the seats!
  12. Movies you fell in love to/with: Sounds odd but Hunt For Red October – really liked that one….own it, watch it often.
  13. Favourite romantic movie theme music: Don’t do romantic movies – was scared forever by that Ryan O’Neil /Ali MacGraw number, the name of which escapes me….
  14. Favourite musical movie: Cabaret (followed by Billy Elliot, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and of course, the one mentioned below  🙂
  15. Which movies made you want to dance/sing: Can’t help singing along to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and I might even occasionally get caught time warping around the place!
  16. Do you watch re-runs or DVDs of old movies: How old is old? 
  17. Do your children/family enjoy the same movies: Harry Potter seems to be a likely candidate here
  18. What’s your favourite movie genre now: Thrillers/Drama
  19. Did you read the book before or after the movie: Depends… more often than not I have read the book beforehand; that’s often why I have gone to see the movie.
  20. Which did you enjoy more, the book or the movie: Both usually have their positive qualities. However, having read The Exorcist, I have never ever wanted to see it as a movie!
  21. What’s the silliest movie you’ve seen (silly funny or silly annoying): Annoying – Austin Powers
  22. Pet hate in movies: Unnecessarily loud music
  23. A movie that captures family history for you: How to Make An American Quilt followed closely by The Dressmaker (both are about the dynamics of family and the importance of memory)
  24. If you could only play 5 movies for the rest of your life, what would they be: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Japanese Story and The Fifth Element. Ask me in a few years time and I think I would have a completely different answer to this …..
  25. Favourite movie stars (go ahead and list as many as you like) Harrison Ford, Sean Connery (esp in The Name of The Rose), Kenneth Brannagh, Glenn Close, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Blanchett, Judy Davis…. to name just some.

And, as Pauline says:

I hope my blogging mates join in and share their memories of movie moments.



1. cassmob - May 13, 2016

Thanks for joining in the fun! You’ve reminded me of a few that had slipped my mind 🙂 I think the romantic movie you meant was “Love Story” but I had to google it. We were never big drive-in attendees. It’s always interesting to read about our differences and our similarities.

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Robbie - May 13, 2016

“Love Story” – of course! You have reminded me of others that were significant, “Guess who’s Coming to Dinner?” being a case in point.
Mum and Dad used to take us to the Drive in in our pjs – we were put to sleep on the back seat. I guess I looked forward to when I was able to go without the parental influence!

cassmob - May 13, 2016

We didn’t have a car and dad worked shift work so the drive-in was only an occasional option in later years.

3. luvviealex - May 14, 2016

Love Kenneth Branagh and Judy Davis…wanted to add them to my list too. Alex from familytreefrog.blogspot.com

4. GeniAus - May 16, 2016

I must broaden my horizons – haven’t seen any of your top five. Interesting that we all seemed to behave at the movies!

Robbie - May 16, 2016

They’re certainly not what everyone would call Top 5 movies… I picked them because they are nuanced, complicated in places and can stand up to being watched more than once! I must also admit that one or two of them feature particularly visually appealing persons who shall all remain nameless, but if one is to be stuck with just a few choices of watching material, then one cannot be blamed for including a small amount of eye candy in the selection, can one? 😉

GeniAus - May 16, 2016

Definitely agree with what’s easy on the eyes.

5. History RoundAbout - May 23, 2016

I would absolutely never, ever watch the Exorcist. I can’t do scary movies at all. Here in the UK we don’t have drive-in movies and I always feel I have missed out by never experiencing one.

Robbie - May 24, 2016

I’m not a bit fan of horror movies either! Aussie drive-ins are becoming scarcer by the minute – there are very few left these days. My earliest experience was as a very small child – the best part of the experience for myself and my brother was being allowed to play on the rocket ship climbing frame in the kids playground that was beneath the screen. I was always a trifle embarrassed though, as we were always in our pajamas and dressing gowns – we were put to sleep on the back seat whilst mum and dad enjoyed the main feature.

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