Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is the first movie that I remember seeing in the theaters. My friend, Charlotte and I saw it together with her mom. We couldn't have been older than first or second grade, but I still remember it. Movies have had that kind of impact on me. I've written it about it before, in fact. During the 30 Day Challenge, I made a list of some of my all-time favorites. And I even have a list of pretty famous movies that I haven't seen. (It's my not-so secret shame, to be sure!)
Today, my office hosts a collection of well over 200 hundred titles. Many are classics, some are stocked for viewing with the Divine Miss M someday, and a few I should probably be ashamed of. (I openly admit that I frequent the $5.00 bin a bit too often. I just can't help myself!) I am many things, but I am not a movie snob! Yes, I love Casablanca, but there's a time and place for Summer School, too. It's nothing for me to watch three or four movies while I pretend to clean or do laundry on a leisurely Saturday. Those are actually some of my favorite days.
Movies take us to places we may never see, into the experiences of characters whose lives we may never live. And there has always been something so enchanting to me about that. Not just because I dreamed, like many other little girls, of becoming an actress. Movies offered me a window into a world bigger than my hometown, and when you felt claustrophobic from the small minds of a small town, that was pretty much the best thing ever.
What are some of your favorite movies? Do you remember the first one you saw in a theater? Your comments are the best part of this challenge!