Wednesday, March 26, 2008

For The Love of Movies

October Afternoon

Acrylic & Thread on Canvas

Last night my oldest daughter and I watched one of my all time favourite movies, "The Color Purple". I have seen it too many times to count and read the book at least three times. That movie, without fail, sends chills running up and down my spine and every little hair on my body sticks up. I think I've mentioned before how much I love movies but when I really look at which ones seem to be my favourites it is usually a film that deals with someone's personal struggle and then their triumph. Cinderella Man with Russell Crow was like that as was Jerry Maguire....ok, I did love Tom Cruise then but that was before the jumping on Oprah's couch and the weird video. It is still one of my all time favourites. All these movies have one common dominator ..... the strength of the human spirit. So call me a sap but when I leave a film feeling better and more inspired than when I went me that's great art!


andrea said...

I think you've experienced exactly what movies are meant to do! I am such a film junkie that the older I get the less i remember. I hate that. (I've seen The Color Purple twice and was blown away both times.)

Melody said...

It is such a moving film in so many ways. Nothing like a good movie and a bag of popcorn.