30 Day Film Challenge is a challenge that lasts thirty days. It gives me a chance to wax poetic about my favorite medium, and put up silly pictures/videos.
Day 1 – Your Favorite Film
Day 2 – Your Least Favorite Film
Day 3 – A Film You Watch to Feel Good
Day 4 – A Film You Watch to Feel Down
Day 5 (today) – A Film That Reminds You of Someone
This one is easy because I have very distinct movies for quite a lot of people, but tough to choose just one person. So I guess I will the first one I can remember.
Stargate = my mother
It was 1994, I was 10, and I was ob-sessed with ancient Egypt. When I saw the commercials for Stargate and saw that it had a link to Egypt, I had to see it. But my mom, thinking she could put it off for a few years, told me I could see it once I had read the book. I immediately got it and burned through it. I don’t know why she thought that would dissuade me. I sometimes put off eating to finish a book – EATING people, me, putting off EATING! Anyway, looking back I think that was also the first book I read then immediately saw the movie and was upset that they changed parts of the story. Also, the book was much dirtier in some places, so it was a plus for me that those scenes weren’t in the movie and didn’t have to go through the embarrassment of having to watch them with a parent.
Also, this is a great rule that I want to use. And now whenever I hear “Stargate,” I wait to see if someone is talking about the crappy tv show (yes, I think it’s crappy) and if it’s the movie, I think of the book, and my clever mother.
Now, a little non-sequi-extra:
A while back I wrote about unsheets but I thought I’d bring up how awesome they still are.