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15 November 2005 @ 10:01 am
Answers to the Movie Screenshots Meme...  
...for those of you dying to know...

1. The Lion in Winter The best movie ever made.

2. Groundhog's Day Like his day, it's watchable over and over.

3. While You Were Sleeping One of the best romantic comedies ever made.

4. Dances with Wolves Made oh so much better by Mary McDonnell.

5. Monsters Inc. Totally wonderful.

6. Dangerous Liaisons Glenn Close at her finest.

7. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Have you ever cheered in a packed theatre? I have. At this scene.

8. Funny Face Best Audrey Hepburn film, IMHO.

9. Star Wars One of the few films I can say changed my life.

10. Foul Play A movie that I will watch whenever I see it on. It's fun like that.

11. Aliens Wins for being my most watched film at 276 times. This scene is just before my favorite, the infamous "Get away from her, you BITCH!" scene with Ripley in the powerloader.

12. Return of the Jedi Wins for being my most watched film in the theater at 12 times. Ticket prices were way cheaper back then.

13. Enchanted April Josie Lawrence makes this film great!

14. Amadeus I don't know why I love Mozart so. I just do.

15. Sense and Sensibility This cast is one of the best to ever be put in a movie together. And Emma wrote a brilliant screenplay.

16. Fatal Attraction I was mesmerized by this film when it came out. I saw it several times in the theater, by myself. Riveting.

17. Finding Nemo Okay, come on. Ellen as a fish with Short-term Memory Loss? Allison Janney as an eBay acquired starfish named Peach? WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?

18. Shirley Valentine The classic story of renewal and revitalization as told through the eyes of a middle-aged Briton with a wicked sense of humor. Delightful.

19. Fried Green Tomatoes I've been in love with Ruth Jamison ever since I saw this movie. It came out the summer before I did. ;)

20. Orlando Fascinating and thought-provoking and made with the ideal woman for the part, Tilda Swinton.

21. The Long Kiss Goodnight Geena Davis in an action film. I love her and I loved it.

22. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (the first one) I don't think I really have to explain my love for Angelina Jolie, do I?

23. A League of Their Own Another movie I will watch whenever I see it on. Uplifting, amazing, and it always makes me cry. Why yes, I am a dyke! Thanks for noticing.

24. Tombstone Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday is on my short list of men I would sleep with. So there.

25. Willow Of course, I fell for Val Kilmer's ex-wife first, long before Tombstone, in this movie. My first exposure to warrior women from the fantastical past. Hmmmm.....

26. Tank Girl Post-Apocalyptic Girl Mad-Max-type movie. Let's review. I'm a dyke. Thank you.

27. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle My embarrassing inclusion to this list but I loved it so. I even owned the soundtrack when I was a kid. On vinyl.

28. Passion Fish Mary McDonnell again, this time in a film about the redemption of self and of love. What on Earth could be better?

29. Waking Ned Devine The movie that speaks to my soul. My soul's home is Ireland. I know this. I was named for the country. I am half-Irish, third generation born.

30. Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster at her best. And yes, let's review. I am a dyke so Jodie Foster's success is important to me. Plus, the movie was creepy and fun. And I had read the book before I saw it, so then I had to see the movie. Right?

There you go!

My State of Mind: hungryhungry
Rebeccatheniwokesoftly on November 15th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Allison Janney as an eBay acquired starfish named Peach? WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?


So did anyone else get Funny Face or was it just me? I love that movie.
seftiri: All Smilesseftiri on November 15th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, the person who answered right after you did! But only two of you managed it. Most people guessed that was Breakfast at Tiffany's. :D
Rebeccatheniwokesoftly on November 15th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
What? No! Fred Astaire wasn't in BaT, and she didn't dress like that! She was always in really casual stuff or sleek dresses. Nothing poofy like that.
shayshaych_03 on November 15th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
not only did i cheer during That scene in RoTK, so did the entire theater. but what was absolutely hilarious were the frat boys behind me who, at the end of the movie, were whispering, "is he going to kiss him? oh just kiss him already."

mom and i looked at each other and nearly fell out of our seats trying not to laugh. afterwards, my sister in law was like, "did you hear those guys?" and mom and i burst into histerical laughter.

seftiri: AJ Cuteseftiri on November 15th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
LOL Well you know it's obvious subtext when frat boys see it. LOL
shay: isisshaych_03 on November 15th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too funny.

and i loved those movies. i loved seeing each and every one of them in the theater. someday, i hope the hobbit is made in the same way.
Tiffany: pwned swpiekid on November 15th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
So yeah, you know I cheered during that same scene of RotK. But I think I actually did stand up while doing it. Remember though, I had the flu when I went to see it, so I was drunk on Nyquil or Dayquil or whatever I took.

And the 3 original Star Wars movies get the credit for starting my whole spiral in to uber-geekdom, so they definitely changed my life. :D
seftiri: LMAOseftiri on November 15th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I think I might have stood up too but I don't have the Nyquil excuse to explain my behaviour. LOL

I remember seeing SW when I was seven and being absolutely floored! The princess...she was smart and a leader and she could fight just as well as the guys! She wasn't some giggly, ineffectual fluff ball, she actually made decisions and ordered people about and got stuff done! And then, in TESB, she flew the Falcon and I just about died. A strong female leader who could fight and fly. A soldier and a senator! Brilliant!

Made me look at women's roles in film and in my life in a whole different way. Princesses didn't have to be poofy anymore. ;)
Tiffany: teh casey so wonderfulpiekid on November 15th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ugh... I hate poofy female characters.

The surest way to get me to like a movie or TV show is for it to have a strong female character (and I endear to them quickly), someone who can take care of herself, with no screaming or need to be rescued. My favorite characters from my fave TV shows & movies... nearly all are kickass women. :D

There are't enough kickass female characters out there, though.
seftiri: Liv Carseftiri on November 16th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Did you see the Sandra Bullock movie The Net? It wasn't a great movie but the thing that stuck out for me was that this woman was utterly alone. She had to save herself and she did. Without much help from anyone. An excellent example of how few times that happens in popular entertainment.

And you're right. There aren't enough kick ass women characters. Like Casey! ;)