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The Sound of Music
(1965)

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is a favorite childhood movie, teenage movie, young adult movie, and adult movie. It was basically my reference for love throughout my life. It's how I made sure I was in love at 23 and then thereafter, was the beginning of a huge database of potential love songs that I made up for me and my new-found love ever after life. I learnt at the young age of 9 that love could be that exciting, I even learnt all the metaphors and became from there a young lady in waiting I should say except that I would have to consider it a shoulder but I can't. I feel that this movie is a good reference. One with all the details you would need t move on with life and love, one that you could reference later in case you were confused and then you can start all over again.

Mary Poppins
(1964)

Mary Poppins
I didn't feel the way I thought I would about this movie. I was completely wrong about what it was about. Another musical about love I thought, except it wasn't really. Medicine? Food for thought? Comical! Comical is what I would call it but complicated. Complicated but about normal life. All the trials and tribulations of my childhood showed I would say except some of those happened just the other day still. I don't want to give away a single thing but since then I've been able to sing really well, read the dictionary and write books, draw, be a caring person, and I know how to drink tea really well. I thought this movie was great way that Disney and the cast came up with to teach kids about life and it was very understanding about childhood.

Michael Jackson: Thriller
(1983)

Michael Jackson: Thriller
Thriller is a unique film that gave way to drama in both music video and movies of the 1980's. "Scary movie for sure," is what I thought when I first saw this movie in 1981. I was only six and it was the first English film that I ever saw. The combination of music and script is what made this movie interesting to me. Regardless of the fact that I was only six years old, and that it was scary to me, I still wanted to see it because of the music. Michael Jackson's sense of humor, and talent became immediately evident with the break out of the song and then the dancing changed me mind. I was able to watch the entire short film which I did see with Parental Consent and wanted to say that yes, that's the way it should have been. I don't think this is a film to see without an adult.

Good Will Hunting
(1997)

Good Will Hunting
The winner of Project Greenlight, "Good Will Hunting" to me deserved to win every award that there was giving in 1997. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck did an amazing job depicting the want to be good enough to move on with "will" a metaphor established for the main character "Will" as he journeys from his innermost want to a real goal in society. The story journeys with Will as he battles his own demons for a chance to express himself in smarts. The movie explores the differences in classes in society in Boston but really stood as a metaphor not just for that difference in society, but of gender, status and affiliation as well. Themes that came up were "boys will be boys", "I am the King of my own mansion", "where there's 'will', there's a way" and "dreams, they do come true".

The Basketball Diaries
(1995)

The Basketball Diaries
Is it limerick or should we say it's prose? The movie "Basketball Diaries" is a great one of childhood friends as depicted by Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and others as they grow up hoping to achieve recognition on the courts as well as remain friends, grow into good lovers, and tackle society in their midst. There presence together and apart challenges themselves and each other to recognize their demons and remove them to be able to move on with each other in a sportsmanlike fashion. The story is fashioned to be a parody of puberty in a sense I think but for the boy, and not the girl. It is a funny story about how boys grow up, the mistakes the make or might make and the challenges that could possibly face growing up. It reaches for goals as they would and then get disappointed with them and embraces them as they do it, challenging them along the way giving nothing but heartfelt recognition to the plight of boyhood but in a tough kinda way.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
(1995)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
This story seemed like a continuation of the story of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where unrequited love again shows up as a chance meeting on an away trips for a group of young students. Likeness in culture prevails, and a bond forms between a Indian boy trying to protect for modern civilization the young Indian girl out in society overwhelmed. The two bond and fell in love only to be informed that a marriage is being arranged for the girl. The story is about the things that the boy does to either decide whether his feelings are strong enough to try to stop the wedding or kind and compassionate enough as a new friend of the future groom's to encourage a good marriage for someone he wanted to protect. His emotions took first place and he ruins the marriage and "runs away with the bride" giving retrospect to the title,"Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" This again is the beauty of the Indian film, to show on screen the whimsical to those that might have said what if? So that they laugh and look beside them and remember that someone showed up for them already, someone that cared enough to share the hurt or happiness of such emotions, the already husband or wife.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
(1998)

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
The feelings and emotions of love are important in Indian culture, a culture where marriages are arranged but meetings happen everyday yet, go unspoken of. The movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai explores such chances in an Indian fable about love and understanding in friendship. When friendship is interrupted by possibilities of love, a young woman gives up on friendship and love until in the present but reaches for it again in the future. The story discusses the trauma of departed love, the hurt of recovering love from unrequited love and moving on with love. The dramas of the the friendship and love showing that moving on is possible but feelings always exist.

The Aviator
(2004)

The Aviator
Aviator is a piece of artwork that took just as long to make as it took Howard Hughes to build a proper flying airplane; it takes a very penetrating look at the life of an overwhelmingly wealthy person with an idea that required more than attention but attention. The interpretation of his life as depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio needed the advice of Martin Scorsese to fully show the personality but it worked well. Leonardo, the innocent soft faced, I thought would find it difficult to play the role but with definite manipulation from Scorsese, made it through as direct, indirect, attentive, withdrawn, there, not there, berserk, ridiculous, smart, witty, charming, quirky and quiet. This actor I felt gave up a thing that I would call "baby" or "young" for an actor and reached into adulthood but back to self. Very long - over 3 hours

The Departed
(2006)

The Departed
The Departed is one of the best thrillers that I have ever seen. Martin Scorsese choose well when he teamed Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg up against each other and the good and bad guys. The good cop that went bad, the good cop that went good, and the jerk in charge of it all, all showed up for work on this picture. The movie had me wondering but not most of the time and before I knew became sexy. It captured my attention throughout but even though I paid close attention, I felt like I missed the story. At one point, two points, three points, it broke my heart. Nothing like Shakespeare but it did share a story of reason against the unreasonable, and I think that's what won out.Reason - possibly good, not great!

Gone Girl
(2014)

Gone Girl
A drama in the beginning became a thriller by reasoning. The best muse I felt was the setting which provided the inspiration for the switch. The best actor in the movie was Ben Affleck with best face - confused state of mind. The story-line really I felt catered to the well-informed because it changed. It's meant for those that anticipate watching the whole movie not just parts. It requires attention and attention to detail; thought provoking. It used a favorite quality of mine called "thinking outside the box" with a retrospect to the innermost thoughts of a killer. The metaphor and plot formed in the folds of that relationship making this a unique book to movie thriller

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