In the weeks, months after I saw Avatar just thinking about it threw me into a tizzy. This is the only movie that makes me so angry I want to throw things. It isn’t so much Avatar that aggravates me but everything it represents as a movie for the industry. I am so happy that the 3D hype is dying down. Maybe I can actually sleep through the night now.
I just remembered at the last minute that I wanted to start this month long blogging project today. The 30 Day Film Challenge is relatively straight forward. For 30 days, you post pictures and clips that best represent 30 different characters: favorite movie, favorite director, favorite documentary, etc. (This is technically supposed to be something you share on Facebook. But I’ve never been one to follow the suggested guidelines.)
So here it begins with a few minutes to spare before the end of the day.
Day 1 – Your Favorite Movie
If you have read my blog for some time or follow me on Twitter or have randomly bumped into me in a deserted alley way, then you know that my absolute favorite movie is Bringing Up Baby.
The screwball comedy never fails to put a smile on my face. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are at their best. (Although the supporting cast of characters gives them are run for their money.) It is the kind of sharp and witty movie I wish I could have written. It is the kind of movie that I wish were still made today. It is one of the few movies I have seen receive an overwhelmingly raucous response with people pointing at the screen and bursting out laughing during the wild final sequence unfolds. That is probably my favorite thing about Bringing Up Baby; it always makes the audience’s ride memorable.