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It   used to be 15 books in 15 minutes.  I tell you, I could  remember  more than 20 books at a click of a finger but movies?  I have my favorites, some of  which  I used to watch  several times but I could not honestly recall 15 movies in a span of 15 minutes.   There are other movie titles though  that would always make me smile every time and wish I could watch them all over again.   Old favorites, love stories that I liked,  some feel-good movies that  would always linger.  Back in  high school, I was invited by a neighbor  to watch a movie presentation for their film review.  That’s where I encountered Sidney Poitier in  a classic movie called  To Sir With Love.

“A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60’s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Thackeray, an out of work engineer who turns to teaching in London’s tough East End. The graduating class, led by Denham (Christian Roberts), Pamela (Judy Geeson) and Barbara(Lulu) who also sings the hit title song), sets out to destroy Thackeray as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a world where they must stand on their own.”

In  fact, I have a copy of a video CD which I bought years ago and I’ve watched it several times since then. I just love Sidney Poitier in this movie. Don’t you just feel nostalgic hearing this song again? A big thank you for all the teachers who have molded the youth and still continue doing it until now.

Another movie that left an impact in my young life is an all time favorite, The Sound of Music. I could not count the times  I have repeatedly watched this film and every time, it never fails to give me the thrill. Don’t you just love  Christopher Plummer singing Edelweiss  and Julie  Andrews  dancing and singing  her way in the hills of Austria?

The Promise was a book written by Danielle Steel which was made into a movie .  I remember Michael , a wealthy heir and Nancy, a poor and struggling artist and how they were separated by a tragic accident.   How they made a promise and kept it in the end despite all the odds.  Certainly a tear-jerker but I love the twists and turns of the story.  It’s the only  Danielle Steel book that  is so vivid in my mind after all these years.  More than the book, the song itself  is very touching.

I guess, I Am Sam is the best movie that I have seen so far.  Sean Penn was at his best here and so was Dakota Fanning.  Tears just flowed  and laughter was not far behind while I was watching this great movie about a fierce  love of a father to her daughter.

See? My knowledge of movies and my sense or recall on what I have watched are  quite nil.    So you think you can dance?   Give me a book anytime or some music videos to boot and I’ll sing along with you.

 

 

 

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