Amy: A Life in Movies
The idea? List a movie a year since you were born. Now, don’t do this if you don’t want your age revealed, of course! Otherwise, you’re going to start to feel really… REALLY old.
Out of all the movie picks, I tried my best to pick films that would be age appropriate to how old I really was… I’m not picking these to appear cool, or to show off. Above all, I hope you find variety in my odd picks xD
Here we go~
1986 – Labyrinth
One word: Puppets~
We underestimate puppets and makeup now, but in the good ole cheesy days of the 80s, they were everything.
1987 – The Brave Little Toaster
You will actually not see another Pixar film on my list. Since many from Pixar Animation Studios were involved in the making of this, I’m calling this the original Pixar film. LOL This is the movie that started the takeover, with more “adult” themes like with the song Worthless — what kind of song is this for a kid film? xD
1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
To be honest, most of the jokes in Who Framed Roger Rabbit probably (most likely) went over my head back then… but you know, one gets older, one starts getting the jokes. The film is just really great, and the animation is still pretty amazing. I guess I always wanted to get into animation since I was little xD
1989 – Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Continuing with more animation — I never knew Nemo (not the fish kind) was partly Japanese animation. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I finally realized it was. The film — let’s call it a version of Paprika or Inception but with less complications — is interesting on its own. The best part about Nemo, however, is how scary it is today.
The day I re-watched this, it struck me that one of the only scenes that was truly burned in my brain was probably the scariest thing on an animated movie I’ve seen.
In the meantime, you can check it out on YouTube.
1990 – Edward Scissorhands
This is one of the non-kiddie films on my MUBI list Films I Grew Up Watching.
I also remember watching Edward Scissorhands and always be fascinated with his hands, it was such a magical story. I used to pretend I had scissorhands too (without using real scissors, of course) xD. Being a little kid I always wondered what Kathy Baker’s character was doing to Edward Scissorhands. xD and was worried whether my parents would come back from work early and catch me watching the film during that scene. LOL
Kathy Baker stills freaks me out SO much on this.