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If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, which one would you watch?
I am not much of a movie watcher anymore. I don’t know if it is because my attention span has shortened and I don’t want to put the hour and a half to two hours into one sitting or if, as a writer, I don’t want to get sucked into another world when I am trying to remained focused on my real world and my fictional world. There are only so many worlds a girl can take, after all.
I’ve seen a lot of good movies in my time, but none of them jump out as the only movie I would watch for the rest of my life. In the end, the choice would come down to three – Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant, Skinwalkers, or one of the many classic silent films from Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin.
If you love old movies and you have never seen Arsenic and Old Lace, you should definitely give it a watch. It is a screwball comedy of the best sort with Cary Grant at his hilarious best! If you are into silent movies, Buster Keaton’s The General is a classic and well worth watching. The same for just about any Chaplin short or film from his early to middle career. Modern Times and The Dictator are classic movies, but not typical of Chaplin’s earlier body of work.
Skinwalkers is based on the Navaho mysteries written by Tony Hillerman, done for the PBS Mystery series. There are three movies in the series, Skin Walkers, Coyote Waits and A Thief of Time. All are excellent movies, but only one, remember! Drat!
Knowing me, I would pick out my one, get to whatever place has no other movies ever, and remember the one I really would rather have picked. Luckily, this is a choice I don’t have to make.
What is the one, or two or three, movies you would choose?
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