Since seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the cinema when it was released I have had a soft spot for it ever since. A truly incredible film filled with so many emotions while managing to be thought provoking. I watched it again a couple of weeks ago now and have still been thinking about the meeting in the middle scene. Probably not a more satisfying scene in the whole film when Benjamin and Daisy can eventually be together.Read More »
I thought it was about time to take a little look back at the world of film a whole decade ago, yes really we have had Heath Ledger’s Joker for that long now! I was seriously hoping for a re-release at the cinema in all honesty, felt it would have been perfect to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
I am going to take a look at some of the films that I enjoyed most from 2008, this might be looking back to having seen them for the first time at the cinema or just catching up with them later. It’s actually quite scary when you look back 10 years and not realise which films were actually released then and we can now call old. I would think most of them are standing the test of time pretty well in all honesty.
And here we go with the next 10 . . .
Carol is released in the UK today and I have been looking forward to seeing it for months, after hearing about it while down and in London when the British Film Festival was on. For the premiere I was actually standing so close to the red carpet but couldn’t actually see anything. Cate Blanchett is a double Oscar winner, and been nominated three other times if that doesn’t say something about her incredible ability I don’t know what else will? But she really does have a fantastic range of films and she first came to my attention in Lord of the Rings.
Today’s quote comes from Benjamin Button . . . yes I know I have picked way too many quotes from that film. But this is very nice and possibly very true?
“We’re meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?”
Today’s quote comes from Benjamin Button . . . quite funny that it was a year ago this week that I went out to America where I stayed for 5 and a half months. I felt this way when I came home and still feel it now . . .
“Its funny about coming home, looks the same, smells the same, feels the same, you’ll realize what’s changed is you.”
Today’s quote comes from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and I am sure everyone can relate to it. As do things ever stay the same and last?
“I was thinking how nothing lasts and what a shame that is”
Every now and then I am going to post a movie scene which I think is brilliant, and you can say if you agree or disagree with my choice.
The first in the series is from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” when we see how much little decisions and things that happen can have a major impact on events which unfold.
Well my original plan was to have this top 10 done and out on Valentine’s Day mainly because tragic love stories where people don’t end up together seem to be more of a reality than the rom-com’s with the whole cliché of they lived happily ever after the end. I decided to make a long list of possible films which I could have put in my top 10 list.
In the list you will find many different love stories but all a lot shorter than they should have been.
Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Bridges of Madison County, Splendor In The Grass, Titanic, Brokeback Mountain, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Romeo & Juliet, City of Angels, Ghost, Love Story, A Walk to Remember, (500) Days of Summer, Phantom of the Opera and The Way We Were.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers!!!
Part 4 of the count down of my best films of the decade. 20-11 . . .