June 5, 2013

MOVIES THAT MAY HAVE CHANGED YOU ...

Dear readers, this week, C is for *Change* - Movies that have may have *C*hanged you in some way or other ...

Movies, a recent poll underlines, can whisk you back in time. Watching them again or even just recalling them, you can summon up intimate feelings about everything from first dates to the loss of loved ones, from appreciating friendship to overcoming a midlife crisis.

Films, it's reported, really do help to preserve memories and signpost significant milestones in our lives. They are as powerful as music (see my last post) in re-awakening these past events ...

Movies like:
Bridget Jones (above) – made one woman, it’s reported, clean up her act and give up smoking and alcoholism

Billy Elliot – made at least one teenager summon up the courage to tell his parents he was gay:

What about the following movies - do any of these awaken memories, maybe of watching them together with other family members?

Psycho:

West Side Story:


Breakfast at Tiffany’s:

Star Wars:

Jaws:

The Breakfast Club:

Has a movie made you change jobs, career, hairstyle or, err, partner? 


- Or just left you grumpy!

Do tell me! And do check out other posts  @ Jenny Matlock-Alphabe-Thursday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday & Rednesday.


And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who visited or commented.
Enjoy!
XOXO NORA & LOLA:)

17 comments:

Scudds Harrison said...

Hello Noara and Lola. I've miss you from last week class. I was too late to join in. But, I am back to give you some love as this post was so cool! I love these movies except Psycho. I don't I get influenced or change from the movies, I've watched. Umm..maybe hairstyle or fashion. :)

Hugs to both of you!

Scudds

edenhills said...

I have to say, The Breakfast Club was one of those movies for me. I also would have to say Practical Magic is at the top of the list.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I don't change, but I do get scared sometimes. I've been known to pay for a movie and then keep my eyes closed.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I would say that movies are more likely to help me understand life a little better, perhaps see it from someone else's viewpoint - great post!

fredamans said...

Breakfast At Tiffany's is one of my favorite movies ever!

Jen said...

Jaws for sure. Sometimes Im still freaked out swimming in the swimming pool. I was too young when I watched that I guess. Cute post idea!

Kara Claflin said...

I didn't really see the first two but I liked most of the rest of them. Not sure if they changed me though

VBR said...

JAWS - well, pretty much, after that, if I couldn't see the bottom of the body of water, I did not go in it. That was almost 40 years ago, and I have not put a toe in the ocean since then!

(ps - Billy Elliott is a small gem of a movie. I watch it whenever it is on tv!)

Martha Kasper said...

Thanks for stopping by! Grumpy cat might be grumpy, but he's making his owner rich! I keep telling our cats they need to get a job!

All great movies, I don't remember if I've seen Billy Elliot. I will have to check that out.

Tatiana said...

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's :3 I don't know if it's changed me, but it has definitely made me happy.

Liza said...

It's Breakfast club and Breakfast at Tiffany's for me. Have a fabulous week!

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

Jenny said...

There are a lot of movies that resonate with me but if I had to choose one it would be "Rudy".

"Jaws" is a classic too.

Cool post for the letter "C"!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOL...I think Jaws was the scary.I still won't go to the beaches much and going salt water fishing terrifies me.Not falling in the ocean...falling in the ocean with a shark around.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Great movies can change your perspective on things! As a young teen I saw Gone With The Wind on the big screen and it absolutely changed how I thought - so much romance and drama and the old Southern plantations in their glory days. It was also a great history story about the Civil War (but the book was so much better). So give me a novel that is based around something during a specific time in history and I'm thrilled!!

Great post! Hugs, Edie Marie

Z said...

I'd always loved Breakfast at Tiffany's from my memory of it, until I saw it again a couple of years ago - most of it was still a delight, but not Mickey Rooney's dreadful Japanese character, which was an embarrassment.

I don't think a film has ever made me decide to change my life but I'm sure some have opened up my perceptions of the world and other people.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Just stopping by to say hello.How was your Fourth? Did you get to watch the Movie Oz the great and powerful...It was pretty good.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Jenny said...

Hi sweetie!

You okay?