Fandango asks about things that bring you joy. Happiness is on short demand lately, but some things still make me happy. Here’s a few for you:
Fandango’s prompt for the day is dogma. And while I could write a nonfiction story about the dogma of Dr. Who that has been tossed out the window, or a fictional story about a young boy who must challenge everything he’s been taught if he’s going to survive, but instead, I’m going to go with the first thing that ran through my head…the wonderful Alan Rickman.
Enjoy these clips from Dogma.
Today’s prompt is a film that changed your life. That’s a tall order for a film, isn’t it? Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a “life-changing” film, so I’m going to change this up a bit (because I love sharing my favorite films) to “films that taught you something.” I hope you enjoy this selection.
Taught me that there is a difference between book and movie:
Taught me you should follow the rules
Taught me aliens are nice
Boy did I pick a bad day to remember this month-long prompt lol. Superhero movies are probably my least liked and least viewed movie genre. Hmm…guess it depends on you definition of a superhero.
I enjoy Tony Stark in Iron Man 2
I also enjoy Hellboy
And, I really enjoy The Shadow
Batman (only the 1989 version)
And I really love The Avengers (1998)
Today’s prompt asks about your favorite animated film. Again, there are many that I love including some that are part-live action and part-animated. So…enjoy these clips or trailers from some of my favorites.
A film that broke my heart? Goodness, that would be quite a few, but the first that came to my mind are: City of Angels, Phantom of the Opera (Charles Dance version), All Dogs Go To Heaven, and Message in a Bottle. Seriously, whoever came up with these endings has a special place in hell waiting for them.
Today’s prompt is to name a favorite film from my least favorite genre. Hmm, that’s actually a hard one because I have a few least favorite genres, but it comes down to war films and westerns. So, for war films my favorite would be Patton. For westerns, it would be Young Guns II.
I really haven’t had a film to put to the prompt the last few days, but today’s is easier. There have been many films that have made me want to travel. My top three are Flashback, National Lampoons Vacation, and Up. Each one is about traveling and learning something about yourself.
Today’s challenge is quite a hard one since movie adaptations are often nightmares. There are many adaptations that are okay on their own (Percy Jackson, Cirque du Freak, Hannibal, Harry Potter for example) but when viewed through the lens of their original source material, they fail miserably.
Let’s see… I would have to say that a film adaptation I love would be Jane Eyre… or Rebecca… or Sense and Sensibility… or Tom Brown’s Schooldays. They each have their faults but tried to remain close to their source material without omitting too much.
Today’s prompt is: A film with a soundtrack you love. Well, gee, that would be so easy if I didn’t love watching musicals. So…it’s time for another Top 10 to answer this one. In no particular order…
- The Greatest Showman
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Les Miserables
- Phantom of the Opera / Love Never Dies (cheating on this one)
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Blues Brothers / Blues Brothers 2000 (cheating again)
- Little Shop of Horrors
- Yankee Doodle Dandy
Oh, goodie, another prompt that can’t possibly be answered with just one film. Seriously, picking a favorite film set in space is next to impossible. So… let’s turn this into a top 10 (because I love Top 10 lists).
In no particular order:
- Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
- Space Camp
- Lost in Space
- Star Trek (IV is my favorite of the original series, but most of that’s on Earth, so I went with the entire series–old and new)
- Aliens (the series)
- The Chronicles of Riddick (Pitch Black included)
- Event Horizon
- Galaxy Quest
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
A film that I would love to see on the big screen? I don’t go to movie theaters often (who can afford that?) so, I’m not sure I would really want to see any… but, I can name a few that would have been awesome to see when they were first released.