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Thread #103095   Message #2102943
Posted By: JennyO
15-Jul-07 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: The 100 greatest movies of all time
Subject: RE: BS: The 100 greatest movies of all time
Thank you for your compliment Mickey191.

I actually enjoy putting together my thoughts on movies that I love. Don't get much of a chance to talk about them at home, as the person I live with isn't at all interested in movies. I grab most of my chances to see one when he has gone to bed. If I want to go out to a movie, I would rather go with a girlfriend.

Many years ago I used to go out with a rather sweet guy called Brian. He was very simple and straighforward - a little like Forrest Gump. But behind the seeming low intelligence there were signs of great wisdom. I've read there are different types of intelligence, and when it came to emotional intelligence, he had it in spades. He was very sensitive to the needs of people around him and when it came to movies, he could always see past the superficial to the deeper meaning. It was a pleasure to go to movies with him and discuss them after. I'm pretty sure he would have loved "As Good As It Gets" as much as I did. It was just his kind of movie.

Someone further back mentioned "Harold and Maude". That's another one I love and will always watch when it comes on. It has a lot to say too.

I also noticed someone said that the trouble with comedies is that they are not so funny once you know the punchline. Most of the comedies I can think of aren't funny because they have a 'punchline' - it is more because of the situation - there are some funny scenes in movies that are priceless. The fact that I know what is coming doesn't seem to diminish them at all for me. In fact in some ways, knowing what is coming ADDS to the enjoyment.

I can think of a number that I never tire of watching. The Pink Panther comes to mind - especially "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", and "The Party", also Peter Sellers. I've seen "The Party" so many times I practically know the thing off by heart, but I still enjoy it just as much every time.