I don’t think there has ever been a year where I’ve missed the Oscars. I know my appreciation of movies has been life-long, but it seems that having children has kept me from the theater. My first date with the Husband was one of those blind ones, and we went to the movies – Dangerous Liaisons. Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t think of any other time John Malkovich was as sexy as he was in that movie. Don’t judge me, he totally rocked the screen.
My passion for movies stemmed mostly from the Classics usually found on AMC or TMC, and mostly in black and white. Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Humphrey Bogart, Norma Shearer…I could go on for days, really. But, my range for movies does vary from those Classics to Action to Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Drama, and yes, even to the occasional chick flick. The only thing I can’t do is Horror or a terrifying Suspense that is so realistic that I can’t sleep for days, especially in a room with a window.
But, my weekly visits to the theater were thwarted by the birth of my first born. As a matter of fact, I went to the movies the night before he was born, Eyes Wide Shut. And if you have seen that one, you probably know why I went into labor. That Stanley Kubrick gets your blood pumping, right?
Nevertheless, my movie ventures since then are solely at home and when I’m free to sit without interruption. So, yes, that means never. These days, the novelty of heading to the theater is non-existent and never made more aware then Oscar time. When I see all the films I’ve yet to see, I’m a bit resentful. I so appreciate the art of film making and have always wanted to be a part of the process.
One day I hope to not only catch up on all the amazing films that are out there, but to be a part of the scene (yes, I went there). The magic of the movies runs parallel to the magic of literature, all varieties in my opinion. It’s anything that takes me away from reality, even for just a little while.
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