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Monday, May 9, 2011
Films Frozen in Time
(This post was inspired by the movie I woke up to, after falling asleep----dressed and drooling---on the couch.)
photo by creamos temuco
Terms of Endearment is a movie I've always enjoyed. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger are wonderful in it, and there are some unforgettable scenes. (MacClaine having a melt-down over a pain pill for her daughter is one of them.)
However, it's more the memory of the circumstances surrounding the time I first saw the film---rather than the movie itself---that intrigues me. And I wonder...What memories do we all have that are permanently entangled with a particular movie?
I was traveling courtesy of a Greyhound bus. A night spent in Bennington, Vermont was going to end when I caught another bus at some horrendously early hour in the morning---4 or 5, if my memory's not failing me.
Unfortunately, I did not have an alarm clock (this was decades before cell phones that could fill in as an alarm) and since I was worried I would sleep through a wake-up call and miss my bus, I decided to take a nap at my motel, get up in the middle of the night, go to an all-night theater and just stay awake until I boarded the bus.
Terms ofEndearment was the newly-released movie, I was thoroughly entertained---saw it twice that night---and afterwards, walking the streets to stay awake until Greyhound whooshed me out of town, I replayed the scenes in my head.
What movies do you have strong ties to? What flick freezes you in time? Share the movie and the memory...