11/2/12

Day 02: a favourite movie.

It's Day Two of 30 Days Hath November, and it's topic is 'a favourite movie'.
I am constantly trying to do a Top 10 list of all time favourite movies, but I find it quite difficult to pin down 10. Mostly that's because my memory sucks, so it's difficult to recall which movie I really enjoyed.
Normally, I have the following movies somewhere on my list:
Breakfast at Tiffany's (if only for the scene where Paul and Holly steal a dog + cat mask from the 5 & dime)
Big Trouble in Little China (I bet you haven't seen this, and I bet if you have you'll think I'm weird that it's on my Top 10)
Legend (hello epic evil vs good to save a unicorn!)
Fifth Element (really, this needs no explanation)
The Big Sleep
Bell Book and Candle

oh the list goes on! It's always more than 10, and it always changes (thanks to spontaneous bolts of memory flashes!).

A newer movie (2006) hit the top 10ish list since I first saw it, and it'll probably remain there.
The only movie Will Ferrell is in that I am in love with. Utterly in love with. (I'm also smitten with Elf)

"I brought you flours." = one of the most epic scenes, ever.

If you haven't seen the movie, then I might have ruined one of the best scene by showing you the above image. To put it into perspective, the love interest he is giving 'flours' to is a baker. The fact the leading lady (in this case, Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a baker is yet another reason I adore this story. And it is a story; more of a story than a movie; which is the best kind of movie! It's full of whimsy and sweetness and self-discovery. Emma Thomspon's character (the neurotic writer of a book in which the main character - Will - happens to exist in the real world - kind of difficult to explain) narrates the film - yet another reason to love it! Queen Latifah has a small role in it, too, which is kind of cool.

So, if you haven't seen this movie yet, I hope I sold it with that short paragraph above. If that doesn't work, then here's two clips from the movie, which don't ruin the story of the movie (but it does make it seem like it's all about Maggie + Will, which it isn't):




There you go! One of my all-time favourite movies. A movie I can watch again and again and never tire of it. I actually do watch it at least once a year.
with joy,
Caren

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