Film Fridays is a project initiated by Darren from over at The Arty Plantsman and me.
After doing a daily music challenge for a month last year we talked about doing something similar for movies.
And the current global lockdowns give us the perfect excuse to start!
Many of us are confined to home with only the TV for company so we thought we would start ‘Film Fridays’ so that we can talk about our favourite movies and hopefully give our readers some ideas for things to watch.
We would be delighted if you would join us!
Just tag your post with #FilmFriday and do a pingback to either Darren’s or my posts so that we can can have a look at yours! You can also copy the “Film Friday” poster I came up with.
We don’t necessarily want to talk about the nerdy technical details but more about why these films speak to us as individuals, why they have a place in our hearts, and any personal memories they evoke.
So please join us each friday when we will each be talking about a different movie from our list of favourites!
For those of you who don’t recognize the quote from the title: it’s made by Han Solo from Star Wars, and now more than ever this quote resonates a lot in me.
I fell in love with the whole Star Wars universe the instant the yellow letters flickered over the screen of my TV and the epic soundtrack blasted through the speakers (I was 11 when I watched it for the first time).
Not only did I watch the original 3 films endless times but also read every novel set in its context that happened to cross my way. I was lucky that two of my school friends back then shared this passion and mania, we had tremendous fun!
Then around the year 2000 the films were back in the cinemas, digitally remastered of course, and I was among the first who watched them on that huge cinema screen, completely lost in that familiar story. It’s not exaggerated when I say it was total bliss.
Shortly after the new films came to cinemas as well, starring Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson, both belonging to my favorite actors, so I was confident that the saga would continue to be awesome. Let’s just say it wasn’t as awesome as I’d hoped it would be, at least not for me. Granted the effects were all spectacular, but that’s not what made these original films so special to me.
I feel the same way about the latest films (Rogue One being the exception because I really liked it), even a bit confused really, because one part of me is overjoyed that the story goes on, the other part is deeply disappointed. And I haven’t even watched the last one yet because I’m afraid I might regret it.
So what is your take on Star Wars? Do you love it? Hate it? Never watched it? Let me know in your comments!