Truthful Tuesday: Movies

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Frank’s Truthful Tuesday Q & A challenge for this week asks us to spill the beans on our cinematic proclivities:

What three movies best sum up your taste in movies, and why?

To get as close to the Truth as possible, I’m going to expand the question just a tad to what three categories and examples from each sum up my tastes in movies. It’s the best I can do as so many movies crowd into my mind and so many overlap in many ways that I can’t quite decide which are representative of my taste.

proxy-imageSo the first category would be fantasy and science fiction. The films that I like best in this genre try to get at the things that matter in life beyond what we see and taste and feel. They also ask interesting questions about reality and faith. The following movies come to mind: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Blade Runner, The Red Planet, Inception, The Thing and even Kubrick’s The Shining.

The second category would be films that deal with MV5BN2UwYzE3MTMtMmUyNC00YjRlLTlmYzUtMTc5N2ZhZjE4ZTNhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjEzNjY0NTg@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_historical or personal dramas, films that show an ordinary person confronted with an extraordinary or painful event. In the process, he or she realizes strengths and resources that they didn’t know they possessed. Watching these affirm strengths and weaknesses we can all identify with and give us hope. Films that fall into this category for me would be The Thin Red Line, Schindler’s List, The Notebook, Healing River¹, The Fiddler on the Roof, Dark Knight, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs among countless more.

The third category would be comedies.  I absolutely can’t get enough of Trevor Nunn’s Twelfth Night, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, How to Steal a Million, While You Were Sleeping, The Awful Truth, My Favorite Wife, The Princess Bride, Analyze This, America’s Sweethearts and any Buster Keaton movie.

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¹For more on Healing River, see my post for Day 25 of the 30 Day Film Challenge.

In Truth, It’s Tea

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Frank at Thoughts & Theories has a new Q & A challenge — Truthful Tuesday — and thanks to Di at pensitivity101 for putting me on to it!

    • Do you prefer coffee or tea? (You must pick at least one, even if neither are your favorite beverage.)

Black Tea, but spare me the spice. Any kind of flavoring just ruins it for me.

    • Considering your previous choice, do you prefer it hot or iced?

Always hot, but if I can’t get it that way, I won’t refuse some good old-fashioned Southern iced tea.

    • How do you take it (cream, sugar, honey, black, etc.)?

Cream and sugar, please!

    • What is your earliest memory of drinking coffee?

I had a taste of my Mom’s back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth — just a toddler then, I’m pretty sure — and it freaked me out so badly that I didn’t touch the stuff until I was in college.

  • What is your earliest memory of drinking tea?

As a child. My Mom always served her guests tea with dessert and, naturally, you can’t have one without the other!

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