The Thomas Crown Affair
* 1968 Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway
* 1999 Pierce Brosnan/Rene Russo
I know, I know, those have been passe since DVDs made their American debut in 1997 and those are now being shelved in bargain bins to make room for Blu-ray DVDs, introduced in 2006 and 3D Blu-ray DVDs introduced a couple years later.
So I'm packing up VHS tapes of movies from the 70's, 80's and 90's that I haven't watched in years because:
1) my older self isn't interested in what my 1970's-1990's self thought was vastly amusing, or
2) I've replaced them with a DVD copy, or
3) the sole VCR in the house is down in the Man Cave, (a place I rarely tarry), so I don't watch them.
As I'm stacking up the boxes I'm struck by how they're a personal timeline of sorts and memories that have been in cold storage for decades begin to sifting up through the layers of the 21st century memories I've tagged as Do Not Want To Forget. (a tagging system that has to be rebooted more often than in the 20th century). You know how when you hear that certain song or melody that "takes you back"? It reminds you of a terrific vacation, amazing/awful date, someone you had a crush on, a huge argument over something petty, life- changing news, what was playing on the radio when you got a speeding ticket...
Good Morning, Vietnam:
Center Theater, Gainesville, FL
Royal Park Theater, Gainesville, FL,
with my daughter (and forbidden 'food from outside the theater')
New Orleans ("Dad, after this can we throw dirt in my window?")
Bossier City, LA; my sister
Out of Africa:
Denver's Cooper Cinerama (with Sue C and a box of tissues)
Gainesville, FL - last movie shown in the Plaza Theater
(all by myself, with a box of popcorn and tissues)
Chief Drive-In Theater, Natchitoches, Louisiana
(pronounced Knackuhdish - no, I did not make that up): 6 girls in the car, 2 in the trunk. Don't judge! Admission was $1 a carload and we were college students on a budget!
And before I forget to tell you this, remember a couple posts back when I talked about the piano music I was practicing? Well, I performed it a week ago yesterday at the place my folks live and that audience was, hands down and hands clapping, the best audience ever. We all had such a good time I'm going back there on Valentine's Day to play Isn't It Romantic? music with lovey-dovey lyrics.
Hey, that reminds me of a movie.....
with my mom
What movies stir up memories for you?