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  • 'Bass Ackwards and Belly Up' and 'Footfree and Fancyloose' tell the story of four best friends who commit the ultimate suburban sin: putting off college to pursue their dreams.

    Publisher's Weekly said: "Full of romance and adventure, laughter and tears, the story is a reminder that veering from the straight and narrow road doesn't always lead to a dead end."

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    08/31/2010

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    Ah, I admire you... For myself: I think it only fitting to answer the "favorite movie" question with a movie quote: "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens." lol A little dramatic, I know... but very true. That being said: I definitely approve of your list. You have a few of my favorites on there. :) I'd have to give it some serious thought before choosing an all time favorite, if I could at all.

    I must be weird. I've never seen any of those movies except for Bridgit Jones' Diary which I am watching RIGHT NOW, for the 2nd time.

    Oh wait, I have seen Corrina, Corrina. Loved it.

    The Princess Bride....Everyone hates me when I say this. I didn't get it. I didn't laugh. I didn't finish it. What's wrong with me?

    Chris

    I know what you mean. The same goes for songs or books or anything - I just blank.

    So for movies:
    Charade
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Pulp Fiction
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    North by Northwest
    When Harry Met Sally
    A River Runs Through It
    The Maltese Falcon
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Uh, there's more but they have escaped me for now.

    My favorite movie of all time ... Sophie's Choice.

    from your list: Antonia's Line and Thelma and Louise.
    from forever: Umberto D. and The Battle of Algeirs.

    although Bringing Up Baby is pretty great, too. as is Loves of a Blonde. aaaah. so many favourites!

    Corrina Corrina was on this weekend. Great movie. And I love The Hunt for Red October (I can watch that all the time.) Up is a good one. And Once Upon a Time in America.

    My all time favorite though is probably It Happened One Night.

    My favorite (all time) movie is The Sound of Music. Most recently I find myself watching Sex and the City (the movie) and The Diary of Bridget Jones.

    A whole bunch of yours but also; The Green Mile, Star Wars IV, Milo and Otis, Juno, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding, Napoleon Dynamite, and Romeo and Juliet both Lehrman's and Zeffirelli versions.

    Oh and not a favourite but I can happy watch The Poseidon Adventure over and over again- more as a comedy than a disaster film though. :-)


    I completely forgot about Strictly Ballroom!!! Definitely one of my favorites!

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    People ask me that a lot, but when they do titles and scenes whiz through my head... Picking one is impossible and I'm sure I'll forget some, but:

    Strictly Ballroom
    The Big Sleep (Bogart & Bacall)
    Taps (1981)
    Chasing Amy
    Philadelphia
    The Princess Bride
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (most John Hughes movies, really)
    The American President
    Old Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, etc)

    ...I could go on and on. :)

    I LOVE Antonia's Line and for some reason I've never met anyone else who's seen it.

    When asked, I have my standard answer:
    Silence of the Lambs and Fried Green Tomatoes. It's quite the duo.

    Someone about mentioned Sophie's Choice and I have to second that. What an AMAZING movie.

    Then I pretty much love everything Tarantino.

    I was just asked that in a job interview and blanked and just admitted that honestly the last time I chose a favorite was The Cutting Edge and I was about 13. ("Toe Pick"). So this is a good exercise! And I love the quote Kate posted. I need to remember it.

    Mine would probably be:
    Love Actually
    Amelie
    the Italian Job
    Adventures in Babysitting
    Fried Green Tomatoes (though it's been a while) 10 Things I Hate About You
    ... and I'm sure there are more.

    I think about Antonia's Line all the time, especially the part where Antonia's daughter does handstands after having sex with the mechanic. I keep thinking, "is that what I'm doing wrong? Should I be doing handstands after my IUIs/transfers?"

    I have not seen Antonia's Line but I did stand on my head for 30 minutes when my daughter was conceived. We wanted girl and that was the thing to do back then.

    -C

    Something is definitely wrong with Chris. Perhaps you are "mostly dead?"

    I have a short list:

    #1 Favorite Movie of ALL TIME:
    A Christmas Story (greatest thing ever put on celluloid)

    Empire of the Sun (seen it 4 million times, still cry every time)
    At Play in the Fields of the Lord (longest title ever)
    (and now the digression)
    Everything that John Hughes directed
    Raising Arizona (quoted daily...)

    And because I'm a total voyeur, I'm a sucker for documentaries - Dark Days, Born Into Brothels, Prodigal Sons, Children Underground

    I went to the video store years ago to get "Cross My Heart" and the clerk misheard me and gave me "Crossing Delancey," which I'd never even heard of. I didn't notice until I got home that I had the wrong movie. I was mad until I sat and watched it, and LOVED it. I did go back and get "Cross My Heart" and didn't like it nearly as much, LOL!

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