9.24.2008

"A List from Nicole: It's a Good Thing"- M. Stewart

I was feeling in a bloggerly mood with nary an important life event to blog about and SOOOOOO.....

A List of My Favorite Movies as a Kid

1. Has to be Neverending Story. I wanted to be that freakin Childlike Empress so bad, i went around with one of my mom's necklaces hanging between my brows affecting a crappy Madonna-British accent. And remember turning up the volume and putting your ear to the TV to figure out what name Bastion screams? It's Moonchild. I read the book just to find out. And now that you know, you can totally hear it in the movie. I think they added the line about using his mother's name and then forgot to edit the final name choice. Either that, or Bastion's mom was a major hippie. Maybe that's how she died- overdosed on some shrooms or something. Of course, none of this makes sense if you never were into this movie. But really, if you weren't, I don't care to know you anyway. Just kidding. Come over and we can watch it.

2. Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea: OMG, lovely story, innocent Victorian high-jinks, Coleen Dewhurst, Gilbert the-original-McDreamy-Blythe, and Anne! Oh my red-haired strong-willed lovely "she doesn't know she loves him yet" Anne! What more does a romance addicted little girl need? Granted, there are some super cringe-worthy moments (I am looking at you, "White Way of Delight") but all in all a night watching these movies with some brownies and wine involved is still a wonderful night in my book. And now, thanks to a generous sister, I own the whole boxed set. So again, come over if you haven't seen it. Unless you are male as this movie will cause your testicles to shrivel up and blow away like so much dust in the frosty Canadian wind.

3. The Last Unicorn: Japanimation loveliness. This story is so bittersweet that my little 7 year old heart could barely take it. Plus, the Big Lebowski (or is it really the Little Lebowski?), Jeff Bridges, voices the prince. Oh! And there's this mortifying soundtrack done by the band America..."She's the laaaaaaaast Unicorrrrrrrrrn!!!" Perfection.

4. Pee Wees Big Adventure: We recently re-viewed this wonderful movie, and it's only gotten better now that I am old enough to get all the jokes. A fun contest my hubbster and I like to play is "Who can remember the most quotes?". This contest is best when slightly drunk. "Annnnd knitting, annnnnnnnd knitting, annnnnnnnd knitting........"

5. The Labyrinth: David Bowie gave me my first "funny feelings". He is so bizarrely and incomprehensibly hot in this movie. Plus, Jennifer Connelly gets to wear a big poofy dress with eighties hair and one of the aforementioned head-necklaces. This movie was a bit scary at times, but so worth it. Remember that scene when she thinks she's home at last but it's all bullshit?? That's some hard and fast reality for a little kid whose parents are going through a divorce, let me tell you.

6. The Little Mermaid: This movie made me and every other little girl within hearing distance of it's music want to live Under the Freakin Sea. There is somewhere a cassette tape of me trying to sing "Part of Your World" at 11, and failing miserably, I might add. Thanks Disney, for giving us little girls realistic body proportions to aspire to... Oh, for eyes the size of saucers, fifty pounds of red hair, and a 7 inch waist!!

11 comments:

Optimus Primate said...

*Ahem* And I quote:

"Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not 'Mr. Lebowski.' You're 'Mr. Lebowski.' I'm 'The Dude.' So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, 'His Dudeness,' or uh, 'Duder,' or 'El Duderino' if you're not into the whole brevity thing."

ash said...

I, too, put necklaces on my forehead and yelled "Bastian! Call my name!!" in a poor accent.

Kelly said...

This is what the childlike empress does now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrn2lHN7w8Q

Also almost all of your faves are on my list too...would also add Legend. This was before Tom Cruise ate placentas.

Maureen said...

Oh you need to add The Dark Crystal to this list too!
The movie that made me obsessed with being a mermaid even before The Little Mermaid was Splash - I watched it every single freakin' day and I'm still able to quote the movie in its entirety. Yes, I know it's not exactly a children's movie, but the majority of adult jokes just went right over my head until years later....

Brookeness said...

So As Kelly was there formost of my Movie loves I concur that your list looks just like mine EXCEPT add me some :Goonies and totally age inappropriate Dirty Dancing!!! But lord what a trip down the memory lane...and how can you mention Anne of Green Gables with out discussing Anne day? how?

The Fitzlosopher: said...

Yes, Splash had all us girls naming ourselves "Madison" when we played any make-beleive game. I love you Ma, but Dark Crystal and me never got along. I couldn't get down with the fraggle-like characters, and I honestly don't know why.

And Brooke, Anne Day lives in my heart forever, as a source of great joy, and slight embarassment...he he he.

The Fitzlosopher: said...

"Mo", not "Ma". My Mom doesn't read this blog. I think.

Optimus Primate said...

Kelly said: "This is what the childlike empress does now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrn2lHN7w8Q"

Someone needs to stick a wallet in that poor lady's mouth, stat!

Thesamus said...

Yes, of course Neverending Story. You already know my childhood experience with that movie. However, I think you ladies got the short end of the stick for cool characters to empathize with in that movie. Go back in time to grad school for a second, put yourself in Beth's class, remember your "kee" voice location, and now say the line "Bastian, say my name!" But that's... another story.
Another one that I got due to my weird upbringing was a pretty great movie called "The Electric Grandmother". If anyone other than myself has ever seen this movie, I'll send you a dollar.
"Last Unicorn" fucking rocks.
-Thesamus

Anne said...

I don't see Annie on this list. Ask me how many times I saw that movie- way too many and not by choice. I am such a nice mom! The tunes still haunt me...

The Fitzlosopher: said...

Oh, snap, I forgot Annie. And considering I gave myself a concussion trying to do tumblesaults while cleaning my room, I think it deserves a place of honor here...