Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday! Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!! Since Thursday is Thanksgiving, I am sure you know what I'll be reading about this week!! Here are the books I picked out:

And, as always, it's FMRNS Night!!! In case you aren't sure, FMRNS = Fabulous Movies Real's Never Seen Night. My friend 'A' and I have been getting together every Tuesday for the past 3 years. Before that, our movie watching was more sporadic. 'A' became my first friend when I moved to Nashville. The whole fabulous movie thing started one night while 'A' was asking me if I had seen this movie, or that movie... And I hadn't. 'A' decided that he was going to take it upon himself to educate me, and I am so glad he did!!! Some of the movies on the list that I hadn't seen before FMRNS was developed include:

The Color Purple (1985) with Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Jaws (1975)
Gone With the Wind (1939) with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh

The Graduate (1967) with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Indiana Jones (all of them - 1981, 1984, 1989) with Harrison Ford.
Several Audry Hepburn movies
and pretty much all the Hitchcock movies.
We watch movies from every genre and decade. We have now watched over 150 movies.

The movies aren't the only thing, though. We always have a fabulous dinner, some great snacks, and our reality talent competition of the moment (American Idol, America's Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance) And we laugh...a lot. In fact, we have been known to laugh so hard that our tummies hurt and we have tears rolling down our cheeks. We call that "A's Pilates." We always have so much fun!!!

Last week we were going to watch La Strada (1954), the only Fellini movie on the list, but we just weren't in the mood for that type of movie. So, instead we watched The Terminator. We also had a special edition of FMRNS Night this past Friday, where we watched Jackie Brown.

So, this week, we are definitely going to watch La Strada - we have it out from Interlibrary Loan, and it needs to go back!


Carrie said...

OMG - I am so glad A has turned you on to some timeless classics. Did you grow up in a cave or something? How can one reach your age and education level and not have seen Jaws, The Color Purple, or GWTW? Inconceivable! (Add Princess Bride to your list if you have not already seen it.)

Another suggestion? Pleasantville. I freaking love that movie, especially when the town elders decide that kids going to the library is dangerous.

An old friend of mine and I used to have themed movie nights, where we would dress up along with the theme. Very fun. My personal fave was drag movies night (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; etc.) Imagine two grown women dressing as men who dress as women. Funtastic!

A Real Librarian said...

Both Priscilla and To Wong Foo were on the list!!! lol

A decided I needed a well rounded movie education - and he has provided!! Maybe one day I'll post the list - there are SO MANY on there that people are like "WTF?!?! You haven't seen ___?!?!" hahaha!!!

Arielle said...

Those are some of my favorite movies. :) Gone with the Wind is one of my favs of all time, as is The Color Purple. Some great picks there!