for the duration of this week, i have been wanting, craving, needing to watch movies from my childhood. the unfortunate thing is, i no longer own a vhs ..video.. machine... what did we call those??? vcr's! there we go. phew! nor do i have the bank account to pay $5 per movie at blockbuster... cuz i wanna watch like a trillion and it would sorta add up. of course, now that i want to blog about this, i realize my list is at home.
yeah, so i started a retro movie list. oops.
for the ones i can remember, i'll write down- er, type down?- these movies for whatever reason are some of my super duper best memory ones. most are feel-good comedies. i'm a sucker for movies that make me laugh and aren't altogether realistic.
the princess bride
father of the bride
death becomes her
the banger sisters
first wives club
(i love goldie hawn. LOVE)
pretty woman (yeah, told my mom i wanted to be a hooker when i was five after watchin this. heh.)
nothing but trouble (i LOVED this movie when i was a kid!! no clue why!)
don't tell mom the babysitters dead
hunchback of notre dame (disney version)
the little mermaid
some like it hot
a goofy movie
and many others. many many others. these movies breathe childhood to me. when i watch them, i want to snuggle down into my pillow fort- wait, scratch that, i will layer the couch.
first i put down the knitted (crochet'd? Linda?) blanket and tuck it into the corners of the couch. this is the bottom layer. then i'll build up my pillow fort in the right corner (support for my left side, since i'm left-handed) and finish it all off with my fuzzy faux fur blanket (fur side down, microsuede side up, i like the feel of the fur). and then i'd have a bottle of water and a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwhich on the coffee table. then i'd have popcorn. and i'll snuggle way down and turn off the lights and watch the movies. sigh. OH and light a candle. that smells good. just cuz.
sigh. i've resorted to watching clips of movies on youtube. pathetic. i hang my head in shame.
i also may just break down and try to narrow the list down today so that i can rent at least two of the key movies.
like the goonies. or. nothing but trouble. or. aw man, there's a TON more that i just thought of. sigh. what are some of your key movies from your childhood?