In my never ending quest for the perfect list tools, I seem to always fail. I have a Favorite Movies board on Pinterest, but I have included movies that I want to see, also, on it. (I guess the simple solution would be to create a “Movies I Want to See” board.) But no, I pin, I “favorite” on my IMDB site, I “save” on my library site and I add them to my Workflowy list.
In other words, I have lists everywhere!
So, I go with the flow. And last night, since there wasn’t a good movie on, I worked into the late hours of the evening. I’d much rather enjoy a good movie on a Sunday night. But, instead, I pay $50 per month for cable to see reruns of “Home Alone.”
I’m not against a good classic film, but memories of last holiday season scare me. I think we must have watched every showing of Mrs. Doubtfire!
Lately, I’ve been listening to music while working in the studio. I love selecting the Classical Genre and hitting shuffle. The Mozart Piano concertos, some of the great arias, have me thinking about music and film.
To me, music is a big part of film. I have soundtracks to many of my favorite movies: Becoming Jane, Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa, Anne of Green Gables. And then there are the musicals we have seen over the years. Annie and I made a list of all of the musicals we have seen on stage and it is extensive. I also saw a fair number of operas in my day. They don’t always translate well to film.
With my son and daughter coming home for break, I know the house will be filled with piano music again. But I thought I would order some movies from the library that have music as a theme or simply music that I like. Something on the order of August Rush or Mr. Holland’s Opus. I would love your suggestions! Here are some that I have come up with along with a few suggestions from Twitter friends.
Mr. Holland’s Opus
The Eddie Duchin Story
Going My Way
Sunshine on Leith
The Jazz Singer
Here’s to a holiday season with only one viewing of “Home Alone!”