This is something I have been putting together for quite a long time now and I have held off posting it or even attempting to start the blog post in fear that I have forgotten and somehow missed a favourite film from the list. Barring in mind I got up to 72 films and then had to cut it down to the 50. I would like to make clear these are my favourite films, some might have happened to win Oscars as well and some certainly have not at all. The way I have decided on my favourites is the sheer joy they bring and the number of rewatches I have had over the years. While I have listed 1-50 a lot of them can be shifted around and changed with each other. It is going to highlight my love for musicals and for certain actors and actresses! I doubt it will contain many surprises though!Read More »
Broadway legend Ann Reinking has sadly passed away at the age of 71. She was part of the original Chicago broadway cast and over the years spent a lot of time working on the show, which I must add is my all time favourite.
Rest in peace to a true musical theatre legend who you might know from films All That Jazz (1979) and Annie (1982). Especially considering this blog is named Let’s Go To The Movies and that song is performed by Reinking in the film.
Emily Cooper had been living in Chicago with her boyfriend but she takes a transfer with her marketing firm in Paris despite not being able to speak French. Her social media Emily In Paris would quickly change everything.
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When Stephen and Brian McCaffrey must start working together in a Chicago fire station this is going to prove testing in their strained relationship. But they must band together when a very dangerous arsonist is on the loose and firefighters are getting killed.
Ferris Bueller fancies having a day off from High School deceiving his parents, sister and most importantly the Principal who does not believe for a second that he is really sick.
This recreating the movie moment was not something that I had even thought about myself. A story is behind this one as Marathon Talk a podcast has a kit around the world challenge, wearing the kit around the world!
When in Chicago I was trying to find a great location for a catalogue pose in my Trust the Process Run t-shirt. I decided on the Skydeck in Willis Tower . . .
When Martin Yelling was doing this feature on the podcast he likened the location to that in Charlie and the Chocolate factory with the elevator scene! So I have to not only thank him but also be happy to have another addition to the recreating the movie section! Totally by accident and something I hadn’t even thought of 😂
My recent trip to Chicago was to run the marathon but along with that I managed to do some sightseeing for my first time in the city.
Something that excited me about my trip and thinking film related was the fact that Christopher Nolan used Chicago as his Gotham City.
Whenever I go anywhere now I always try to find some film locations to visit and on my first trip to Chicago (for the marathon) I managed to get a rather epic film location, which was a big trek but for the photos more than worth it that’s for sure!
Here you have it the Home Alone house! I am not sure if Kevin was still left inside or if the Wet Bandits were circulating the neighbourhood?
This could be my most epic post as part of Recreating the Movie yet!
Three weeks tomorrow I fly out to Chicago, I am going over to do the marathon! I cannot wait as the film from 2002 and the stage show are part of my favourite films and stage musicals.
An intimate look into the turbulent relationship between director/choreographer Bob Fosse and legendary Broadway star Gwen Verdon as they create musical magic and history.
Number of Episodes: 8