Sunday, February 12, 2017

Joy: Movies.......

I was  not raised or encouraged to watch much movies....I had hardly seen any English movie till I turned 25...
On the other hand, my spouse had watched thousands of movies in English or other international languages...
He showed me 'Harry Potter;', 'Lord of the Rings' series, 'Christmas carol', 'The exorcist'..which I absolutely loved...also, 'Ip man', 'Thor', 'Ratatouillie', 
I always preferred reading over watching.....my English vocabulary was and is rich...
But, in the TOEFL examination (required for non-English speakers to study in the USA), when I got almost full score in listening, writing, reading sections, but got much less in speaking section, I decided to watch a movie every now and then...to pick the accents...
Not many movies interest me enough to watch for 2-3 hours...
Though sometimes I do choose.......after all mood and taste changes...
Some other movies I watched in last few years are...

Classic/black and white movie: Anna Karenina; To kill a mockingbird; Sunflower; Schindler's list; On Golden pond; Exorcist; 
Romantic: A walk to remember; A notebook; Christmas Card; 
Inspirational:  Forrest Gump; Tracks; Cast Away; Into the wild; 
Good acting: August: Osage county; The magic of belle isle; 
Different culture: Memoirs of a Geisha; Painted veil; An unfinished life; The great Gatsby; Frida; Enchanted April; Cold mountain; Sophie and the rising sun; A country called home'; Sophie and the rising sun; 
Thoughtful: Atonement; Life of Pi; Mona Lisa smile; 
Biopic: Diana; Papa; 
Other international languages:  'Little England', 'The Servant', 'Renoir', 'The girl with the dragon tattoo', 'Amelie', 'A Tale of Love and Darkne', 'Sand Storm'
Feel-good: Black and white; Autumn in new York; Hachi; The other woman; Last Love; The Holiday;
Comedy: Bridget Jone's baby; Wild Oat; Easy virtue; 
Children: BFG; Secret garden;
Others: Clouds of Sils Maria; 'The immigrant; Eco park; 3 generations
Secret garden


They indeed widen ones outlook on the world...

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