Thursday, 12 May 2016

My Merry Month of May Movies

A fellow genealogy blogger, Pauline Cass at Family History Across the Seas asked us to share our movie memories by answering a list of questions. Sounds like fun and I am up for the challenge - and believe me the first few questions are a challenge to my memory!
Here are my answers...

  1. What’s the earliest movie you can remember:  We only watched on TV until I was a teen. All Disney movies.
  2. Where did you go to the movies (place or type of venue): The Film Box
  3. Did you buy movie programs: No, we didn't have them.
  4. Did you take in food and drink (and what did you like): We snuck in some candy
  5. Movies of your teenage years: Wait Until Dark, any Elvis, The Birds, The Great Escape, The Miracle Worker, To Sir With Love
  6. Do you remember how old you were when you went unsupervised: About 15, my Dad dropped us off and picked us up. 
  7. Mischief you got up to in the movies:  No mischief, I was Miss goody two shoes
  8. Did you watch movies at home: Yes on TV - my grandparents liked Lon Chaney and James Cagney and I would watch with them. Later I rented many movies with my kids.
  9. What was your favourite movie to watch at home: Sleepless in Seattle, any Bette Davis, Davy Crockett 
  10. Do you prefer to watch movies at home or at the cinema: At home - cinema is too loud.
  11. Does your family have a special movie memory: Oliver! We still break out in song from the movie when we get together
  12. Movies you fell in love to/with: um, none that I recall
  13. Favourite romantic movie theme music: Everything I do (Robin Hood)
  14. Favourite musical movie: (all of them) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Helen Morgan Story (love all the songs in this movie!!!)
  15. Which movies made you want to dance/sing: 42nd Street, Momma Mia (who can sit still to the music of Abba?), Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing
  16. Do you watch re-runs or DVDs of old movies: Yes- I love the old movies I have tons at home onVHS - will never get rid of my VCR
  17. Do your children/family enjoy the same movies: My grandkids like to watch my Shirley Temple movies when they come to my house
  18. What’s your favourite movie genre now: action/mystery or drama - We watched the Millenium Trilogy of Movies in Swedish with English subtiles - it was awesome!
  19. Did you read the book before or after the movie: Definitely before!
  20. Which did you enjoy more, the book or the movie: They both have their attributes.
  21. What’s the silliest movie you’ve seen (silly funny or silly annoying): It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  22. Pet hate in movies:  When music is louder than the actors speaking. 
  23. A movie that captures family history for you: (really a TV mini series..) Pillars of the Earth - takes place in Devon where my ancestors were from, and I have 2 ancestors that were involved in building a church (not exactly a Cathedral, but...
  24. If you could only play 5 movies for the rest of your life, what would they be: A Stolen Life, The Dirty Dozen, Fiddler on the Roof, Gone With the Wind, The Shawshank Redemption (sorry I have to sneak in another - Shogun!)
  25. Favourite movie stars (go ahead and list as many as you like):  Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Swayse, Charles Bronson, Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Kevin Costner, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, June Allyson, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Gene Hackman, Cary Grant, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts, Sissy Spacek and many more....

My Related Posts:   Classic Cinema
                             Listen to the Music (Helen Morgan Story soundtrack)


  1. Isn't it interesting to see how each person's taste differs? I totally agree about the volume in movie theatres but somehow by the time you come out you don't notice it...of course you can't hear either ;). My mum was a big fan of Shirley Temple and I guess I saw some but don't really recall. You've reminded me of lots of movies I'd forgotten and some I've not seen.

    1. I have seen a couple of movies on IMax - that's awesome. We went to the museum to see an exhibit about the circus, and on the adjoining IMax they had Cirque du Soleil's "Journey of Man" - it was spectacular!

  2. Love Julia Roberts! And Oliver....beautiful movie.

  3. The Shawshank Redemption was one of my faves. Interesting that two people doing the meme have nominated Seven Brides etc as excellent - I've seen it but have no memory of it - must chase it down.

    1. I like Morgan Freeman in anything - such a good actor. I can watch Seven Brides at least once a year - I like the actors, the story and the music.


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