Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

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Film Meme - Day 8

Day 01 - Sequel that should not have been made ... The Trail of the Pink Panther
Day 02 - Movie that you think more people should see ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 03 - Favorite Oscar-nominated movie from most recent ballot ... Pride and Prejudice
Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time ... Pride and Prejudice
Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time ... Carry On, Up The Khyber
Day 05 - Movie you loathe ... Meet The Spartans
Day 06 - Movie that makes you cry every time ... Gone With The Wind
Day 07 - Least favorite movie by a favorite actor or actress ... P.S. I Love You

Day 08 - Movie that should be required high school viewing

I am not a Pacifist, as I believe that sometimes you just have to say "NO", however War is basically pointless - so many lives lost in such a small area of the world.  This was so shown byt the WWI, more than most others - a generation lost.  During my first year at college a film was made, that is the only film I have ever seen at the cinema twice - Gallipoli , starring an Austarlian Mel Gibson (!) ... and was about two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

This clip is of the last section of the film, and shows war, and the pointlessness of command without real knowledge ... and, the music (which is 16th century) is also stunning ... starting at 2.20
And, is the reasons there are Sunrise services on April 25th in Australia and New Zealand.

And, just in case you think I am being too Nationalistic, then how about a book that was made into a film, that was written by a German about a class that went to war ... and never returned.  All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) and was remade in 1979 ... my Grandfather was in a  similar situation, but he (and one other) came home.&

As a point of interest, when I was 9 we had a relief teacher, who decided that rather than break into our studies, he would read us a book ... this was the one he chose ... and it is what gave me my interest in the history of the War.

Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene
Day 13 - Favorite animated movie
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white
Day 15 - Best musical
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies (for this, a series can be two)
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best movie cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite romantic couple
Day 22 - Favorite final scene/line
Day 23 - Best explosion or action scene
Day 24 - Quote you use most often
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - Freakishly weird movie ending
Day 27 - Best villain
Day 28 - Most overhyped movie
Day 29 - Movie you have watched more than ten times
Day 30 - Saddest death scene
Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer

Tags: film, meme, war, you tube

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