Marya: A Life in Movies

Like Amy’s post before mine, I take a look at one film from each year of my life. Most of these films I saw roughly when they were released, with one exception. Although lists like these are always hard to compose, they often reveal a lot about you once you’re finished. That is definitely the case this time. So, here’s a look at my life in movies.

1986 – Pretty In Pink

All I have to say about this film is that Andie and Blaine belong together and Duckie just needs to get over it. Also, I may have seen this film more than any other film ever.

1987 – Baby Boom

I suppose this movie is really about Diane Keaton’s relationship with the baby she inherits from her distant British cousin, but for me it’s all about how hot Sam Shepard is. I mean, just look at him.

1988 – Willow

This is the first film I ever saw in theaters. Little two or so year-old Marya really got into it, even if audience participation wasn’t actually expected.

1989 – The Little Mermaid

My first introduction to the world of Disney animation. I love watching this film even today.

1990 – Ghost

Maybe this film is dated and a little cheesy. Maybe I don’t care.

9 Responses

  1. amy says:

    oh hoh… interesting picks.

    What do you think of that news story saying that in the original Pretty in Pink script, Duckie ended up getting the girl?

    Also, you might be interested in checking out the Japanese remake version of Ghost, you know… just for kicks. LOL

    And I loveee love Frequency too!

    I think this series is great to see what kind of people we really are. xD

    • @amy, I read that and they filmed it that way and then the test audience hated it because how they edited the film, it’s clear that Andie doesn’t feel the same way about Duckie as he does for her and in ending it that way it rings false.

    • Joel Burman says:

      @amy, I liked frequency a lot more the first time I saw it. I revisited it last year and it didn’t really hold up that well. Still its a decent thriller.

  2. Hoopermazing says:

    Blaine was a giant douche bag.

  3. Rodrigo says:

    Very interesting choices you made there. I’ll admit I had Ghost, While You Were Sleeping and Amélie as my options when creating the list. :)

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