Monday, March 18, 2013

Motivational Monday/Movie Blogfest


I HOPE YOU'RE PLEASED WITH YOURSELVES.
WE COULD ALL HAVE BEEN KILLED - OR WORSE, EXPELLED.
(Hermione Granger from
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling)

This might be one of my all time favorite book/movie lines, spoken by one of my all time favorite female characters (played perfectly by Emma Watson.) It makes me laugh every single time, partly because it's a great line and sums up the character perfectly, but also because, looking back on it, I felt the same way when I was kid. Doing well in school was a huge priority and the idea of messing up or failing wound me up so tight, I sometimes thought I'd break. If only there'd been a Harry and a Ron and a giant troll lurking in the bathroom...

But this quote is a wonderful reminder - even for me now - to put and to keep things in perspective. Plus, it's a great lead in to Alex Cavanaugh's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest...


My Top Ten Movies are in no particular order. I had enough trouble picking them let alone ranking them. I'm also pretty sure I've forgotten a number of good ones. I imagine this is what it feels like to be an award winner and knowing you're leaving people out of your speech...

GONE WITH THE WIND
TITANIC
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
THE HELP
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
MISERY
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
STAND BY ME
JAWS

I'm on a bit of a blogging break, but I hope to check in off and on, and hopefully catch up with you all later in the week...  

35 comments:

  1. Great list!! I've seen all of these except for Harry Potter.

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  2. Oh, we have a little overlap and you've got some good other ones--love Stand By Me.

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  3. Stand By Me was such a good film, I can't believe I forgot about it.

    Great list.

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  4. I have some serious movie watching to do: I've only seen three of those! But Sorcerer's Stone is one of them.

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  5. Oh, A League of Their Own. There's no crying in baseball!

    Also love Harry Potter and Shawshank. And Million Dollar Baby and Misery.

    Great list!

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  6. When I saw your blog name I knew you would have to have Shawshank Redempthion on your list. The Help was a great movie too.
    Rhonda
    Laugh-Quotes.com

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  7. Shawshank REdemption made it on my list too, which surprised me, actually.
    Karen

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  8. Definitely a few I've enjoyed seeing on this list!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I can't wait to visit all your blogs soon. ;)

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  10. Shawshank Redemption is fantastic Madeline.

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  11. Jaws would be somewhere in my top twenty. Just ran out of room.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  12. Fabulous list. There are many here that I love too.

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  13. Harry Potter made my list, too. And I love Shawshank Redemption.:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  14. Ooh, Gone With The Wind! It's brilliant, but SO long! Excellent picks!

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  15. I can't to read everyone's lists of favorites! :)

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  16. Stand By Me is a classic movie. Just love that one!

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  17. Gone with the Wind and Stand by Me. Great picks. I love both of those movies and forgot them on my list.

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  18. Still need to see about half of those. Building my Netflix cue like crazy today. :)

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  19. A lot of people had Titanic and it is a classic...and somehow I did not even think to consider A League Of Their Own...

    Can ya ever go wrong with Jaws?

    Great list!

    LC

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  20. Very nice choices. We don't have any overlap on our lists but I have seen and enjoyed most of yours.

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  21. Great pics! Only seen Titanic, HP, and Shawshank though... too many great movies to see, much like there are too many books!

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  22. This is a definite classic list! There are some on here though that I haven't yet seen and really want to!

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  23. Misery's definitely a fave of mine. :-)

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  24. Some really great choices here. I also love that quote from Hermione. That was so me at her age.

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  25. I love me some Hermoine Granger and JAWS!

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  26. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!! love love love it!! madonna and rosi rocked!

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  27. I can't believe I forgot Harry on my list!! Love those movies - and that Hermione line is totally priceless!

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  28. I haven't seen a few on your list, but Shawshank Redemption is brilliant. :3

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  29. I'm your #1 fan!! LOVED MISERY. Scared the HECK out of me!

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  30. epic movie list! all awesome to watch!

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