Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sunday Salon: The Movies I've Watched (So Far)

Well, I've been sharing what I watch on Sundays since January. Here's a list of what I've watched so far. Sometimes what I'm watching complements what I'm reading, OR, should I say what I'm watching complements what I'm reading. In December, I read Jane Eyre and David Copperfield. In January, I was obsessively reading Babylon 5 novels. Pride and Prejudice and The Help were also books I'd read in December 2011. March's viewing reflects my renewed interest in nonfiction. I did watch the second and third parts of the Prohibition documentary, I just never got around to talking about them in a post. After the first post about the documentary, I didn't know if any more posts were justified. I've talked about twenty-six movies so far this year.

It is summer. And I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to suggest a couple of movies. I don't promise to watch anything and everything you suggest, but I'd definitely check to see if my library has it. 

Top Seven (So Far)
  1. Young Victoria, 2009
  2. North and South, 2005
  3. The Help, 2011
  4. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, 2009  
  5. George Washington Slept Here, 1942
  6. In The Beginning (B5), 1998
  7. Prince of Persia, 2010
January
  1. Jane Eyre, 1945
  2. The Gathering (B5)
  3. In The Beginning (B5)
  4. Thirdspace (B5)
  5. David Copperfield, 1935
February
  1. Inception, 2010
  2. Pride and Prejudice, 1940
  3. The Help
  4. In Name Only, 1939
March
  1. Into the Arms of Strangers, 2000
  2. Prohibition, Part One
  3. Twice Blessed, 1945
  4. Wallflower, 1948
April
  1. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, 2009 
  2. George Washington Slept Here, 1942
  3. Harold Teen, 1934
  4. Prince of Persia, 2010
  5. The First Grader, 2010
  6. The Valley of Decision, 1945
  7. It Happened to Jane, 1959
May
  1. North and South, 2005
  2. Victoria and Albert, 2001
  3. Young Victoria, 2009
  4. Lucky Me, 1954
  5. On Moonlight Bay, 1951
  6. Captain Horatio Hornblower, 1951

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2 comments:

Josette 8:53 PM  

That's a lot of movies! I'd love to watch Jane Eyre (1945) and Pride and Prejudice (1940) as I've never black and white versions of these movies before.

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