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Gone With the Wind
I remember in 1980 when I was nine years old and living in The Galaxy Condominiums and attending Klien Elementary school, my mother sat me down in the living room in front of our television. She looked at me and said, "Shanon, I want you to watch my all-time favorite movie with me. I love this movie." So I put away my dolls, my piano lessons, my homework, and playing with the other kids and sat down with my mother to watch for the first time "Gone With the Wind" - her all-time favorite movie. I wanted to know why she loved the movie so much. At nine years old, my favorite movies were "Grease" and "The Jungle Book" but I didn't know much at nine years old. So I sat there and watched the masterpiece of film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's novel about the south and the civil war and slavery and survival. Why was this movie so important to my mother? I was sure if I paid attention, I would understand.
Kid Life Lessons With Love From Peanuts
Before television offered hundreds of channels 24/7 in never-ending children’s options, the ‘70s television golden era stretched in kid glorious majesty. Where I grew up, that meant hilarious and engaging children’s programs sprinkled sparingly across three TV stations throughout the year where said stations pretty much all signed off by midnight.
Thrift Gold Review #1
Thrift stores are a treasure trove that many have lost touch with. Sure, I don't do a vast majority of my shopping at them--very little of it, in actuality--but there is no mistaking the wonder and even pressure involved in going there with a reason in mind.
Batmen and Robins
Michael Keaton wasn't the first Batman on the big screen. Nor was Adam West. There have been many actors who have played Batman, starting when the character was relatively new.
Top 5 cartoons introduced to me by "The U.S.A. Cartoon Express;" and 5 introduced to me by "Cartoon Network."
Hello, friends; me again. And hello to me from 1990 "me;" right around 5-6 years old and hanging out at my late grandmother's for the day with my G.I. Joe's somewhere nearby and a television set tuned to U.S.A. network in front of me. (my sister, ranging somewhere between 2 and 3 years was generally somewhere nearby too).
A Star is Born, An Identity Dies
Considering Esther Blodgett’s journey through A Star is Born, one can assert that Los Angeles is a city that perpetuates a culture of identity destruction and reconstruction. In order to involve oneself fully in a city that perpetuates a misguided view of its own development, thrives off an industry of fictional storytelling, and lures lost souls from across the country with empty promises of new beginnings, one must learn how to mask their true selves in order to conform to the very nature of Los Angeles. Esther Blodgett is not ignorant of the lies she must create in order to achieve fame. Nor is she afraid of the drastic reformation she must undergo to become a Hollywood legend. Esther is young and naive however and does fully understand the consequences of her actions. Norman Maine, Esther’s icon and later husband, is a frightening look into the suffering caused by self-erasure. A Star is Born operates almost as a modern fable of Los Angeleno life that mirrors Esther Blodgett’s euphoric rise to fame at the cost of her identity with Norman Maine’s disappearance from the public eye after having been shunted away by the breakout new starlet.
The Yearning for Nostalgia
What is it about nostalgia that stirs such powerful emotions in us all? Why do we insist on revisiting, remaking, and reconstructing the past?
My Own Personal History Of Computer Gaming
I am going to start this with the reason why I could never learn to ride a motorcycle as a teenager. I learned to drive but when i got on a full blown motorcycle there were so many things to remember and control that I usually ended up just falling off. I could ride a moped because everything was on the handlebars , and a speedway bike was brilliant , just an accelerator and no brakes perfectly simple , but a full blown motorcycle, I just couldn’t cut it.
You're a Millennial If You Remember . . .
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the times that we will forever base 50% of our personality on because it was both thrilling and traumatizing.
IN DEFENSE OF FILMATION’S GHOSTBUSTERS…
“Who are YOU going to call when there’s something strange in YOUR neighborhood?” …We’re thinking of two separate organizations.
Ten Western films everyone should see
Some people love all things Western. Any time any Western movie or classic Western TV show comes on, they'll watch it, whether it's "The Lone Ranger," "Gunsmoke," or "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly." Other people want noithing to do with them, thinking they're all the same - singing cowboys, or cowboys fighting Native Americans, or guys in white hats fighting guys with black hats over a blonde woman in petticoats. But that's not true. Here are 10 Westerns everyone should see, some that are like no others.
I know, I know... I like Harry Potter too. Lord of the rings is epic. I mean, I even have a soft spot for Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, John Carter... even Alice in Wonderland if you feel like getting a little old school.