Movie season is here, and one of my goals for February is to watch a film each weekend. I thought I’d use the hive mind at Eight Ladies Writing to help brainstorm a list of good movies.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
1) Something educational. What did it teach you about the craft of writing?
2) Romance is a bonus.
3) Spaceships or ghosts are another bonus.
4) Set in 1899 in New York City and includes a masquerade ball is a triple bonus with ice cream (-:.
Have you seen anything good lately that fulfills any of the above?
Because I’m a traditionalist, I’ll probably start February with Groundhog Day, which I’ve discussed before. You can see what I learned here. There’s a sweet romance, but I don’t think the movie IS a romance – it’s more about the human journey to grow into a person who is not only capable of being loved, but of loving. Time travel counts in the Category Three Bonus Round. (-: But Puxtahawney is a long way from New York and 1899. I’ll have to settle for popcorn instead of a hot fudge sundae when I sit down to watch it.
So, what would you put on your personal film festival list?
EDIT: There may be spoilers for the super-sensitive in the comments. So far, we’re discussing Earth Girls are Easy, and Moonstruck.