11.14.2007

Hitchcock

Have you ever rented one of your childhood favorites, watched it and then wondered why on earth you liked it?! I did that tonight. When I was younger (maybe age 12-20) I had such a weird fascination with Alfred Hitchcock's movie Vertigo. I noticed it was going to be on TV last week, so I asked Jase to DVR it for me.
He's working late tonight and the kids are watching Ice Age, so I snuck in my room to watch it.

Sad thing is, I still find it very interesting! Movies with very little talking, but that still manage capture my attention seem to thrill me; Cast Away comes to mind. That movie is a masterpiece and half of it has NO talking!
Anyway, I finished Vertigo and half of me wondered what's wrong with me and the other half just thinks I'm really deep. Haha. :)


Do tell... what are some childhood faves that you used to like and no longer do or ones you still hold quite dear.
I have those few that I'll never let go of; Anne of Green Gables, Sound of Music, Star Wars 4,5&6, Five Mile Creek and more. But, I'm eager to hear what yours are.

13 {comments}:

Krista said...

Remember the Buttercreek Gang? I used to LOVE that movie, thought it was the best and couldn't get enough of it. But then I saw it again a couple years ago and wondered why I ever liked it!

I loved Robin Hood (Disney Cartoon) when I was young, and I still love it. My husband just got me the dvd of it last Christmas and I was so excited!

Erin said...

Hey now! The Buttercreek Gang is a cute film. Perhaps not worthy of the amount of times we watched it, but....
Well Stef, on this topic, it always makes me chuckle to think of the movie "Touch of Mink" that we got a big kick out of, as kids. Then, when we were older, we rented it for Emily & realized what the movie was about. We didn't have a clue as kids! You remember? The Cary Grant/Doris Day movie - he's trying to get her into bed the whole film!

Stef said...

Yes! I remember that! We were so embarrassed that we rented it for Emily. Such naughty girls. :)

Buttercream Gang holds a very special place in my heart, but I know what you mean Krista.
The old Disney's are great! I tried to get Ethan all excited about Peter Pan, but no go. He's too used to all the new fancy Pixar movies. I think he likes Robin Hood, so maybe he's just not into the story of Peter Pan.
Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorites!

Jessica said...

It was actually The Buttercream Gang...not buttercreek:). Oh yea, knew Stef would remember the name. You have such a good mind for details. This past summer I found "The Incredible Mr. Limpit". I made my niece watch it. Oh my goodness. It was so rediculous. haha. I still love "The Court Jester", "Man from Snowy River", "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation", "Pillow Talk", and most old Disney movies/cartoons. But I totally get what Erin was saying. A lot of old movies that I re-watch I can't believe how many inuendos that I never understood as a kid...like in "Sleepless in Seatle"...haha

laura said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Five Mile Creek?! I need to rent that series one of these days. You know, I was such a nerd and it was the biggest deal in the world when Kate and Con kissed. That was the first kiss I ever saw on TV. My best friend (who went to public school) thought I was from another planet when I told her how romantic that was (uh, come on Laura, my mom let me go see The Cutting Edge in the theater. You are so homeschool).

I love Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and all those movies.

And Krista - Robin Hood was my favorite Disney movie too! I still love it...but haven't watched it recently.

Aahh...The Court Jester.
This is such a nice walk down memory lane, Stef. :-)

Stef said...

I hoped it would. I love renting the movies I grew up watching and its even more fun when they are actually still good! :)

Krista said...

That's right, ButterCREAM gang... how many times do you think we watched it?

Also, anyone remember the Tales from Avonlea? I loved Felix. Like alot. I wanted to name one of my sons Felix, haha!

jillyco said...

I don't remember the Buttercream Gang. Maybe I'm too old. :o)

I loved Brady Bunch and Get Smart!

Stef said...

Get Smart! So funny... I remember that. I loved that show. Mork and Mindy too, I will admit. :)

Buttercream Gang is a Feature Films For Families movie. SO cute, with such great lessons for kids to learn. If you can get your hands on it, your boys might really enjoy it.
-Stef

The Abe Green Family said...

Does anyone remember the Family Channel? We used to watch Rin Tin Tin, Border Town, Zorro, and the Waltons all the time.

We were big time Five Mile Creek watcher. My aunt and uncle own the whole series. I have recently watched the whole thing. So great.

Stef said...

Jess, I had no idea you watched Five Mile Creek?! Aside from a family we grew up with, I have never met another person that has watched those. Awesome. Maybe we should watch tape 1-21 on New Year's Eve :)
I loved the family channel growing up. And the Waltons were a favorite. I remember watching a lot of Nick at Nite when I would baby sit late.

The Abe Green Family said...

Does anyone remember the Family Channel? We used to watch Rin Tin Tin, Border Town, Zorro, and the Waltons all the time.

We were big time Five Mile Creek watcher. My aunt and uncle own the whole series. I have recently watched the whole thing. So great.

jillyco said...

I don't remember the Buttercream Gang. Maybe I'm too old. :o)

I loved Brady Bunch and Get Smart!

 

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