Linking up with Life of Love for the second to last day of our awesome challenge! In celebration of these last two posts - and happy circumstance - I'm going to give half of the post to my guy, Oscar.
Elise: Although Alice in Wonderland is my favourite movie, I really don't think that I'd want to watch it for my whole life. It's timeless to me, and I love the quirkiness of it - and I seriously cannot get enough of Cheshire Cat's charm - but I just ... no. I think I'm going to have to go with either Mozart and the Whale or Courageous.
Why Mozart? It's such a different kind of love story; maybe I'd go as far to say it's a bit indie. It's the story of Isabelle and Donald, two young adults who have lived very different but very lonely lives. They are both diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism, and they slowly learn how to effectively push each other's buttons and fall in love with their impurities. It's such a beautiful love story. I really don't like romantic movies all that much, but this one gets me every time. Some of the lines are absolutely beautiful. I think it'd just be a nice film to watch because it's so perfect in its brokenness.
Why Courageous? This movie is targeted at men, and more specifically fathers, but it's still a call to all Christians and all of humanity. It is a Christian movie and God is a frequent reference, but Oscar enjoyed it a lot and he's an Atheist. It centers around five men, four of which are a part of the Albany Police Department, and their experiences as policemen. Tragedy hits one of the families, and the movie evolves into a beautiful piece about life after loss, reliance on God, and the courage it takes to lead your family into God's Kingdom. It's beautiful - and there is a lot of action, for those who need something to constantly focus on. It'd be a great reminder of my duty as a Christian and full of life lessons on appreciating the world around us.
Oscar: First of all I'd like to thank the very beautiful and amazingly kindhearted Ms. Elise for giving me the chance to write on her blog =). I honestly don't know what I would do without this girl in my life, she's made my world so much better and I love her with everything I have. With that said, I hope you guys enjoy my ramblings on something that is very near and dear to my heart: movies. After seeing endless amounts of movies that I've thoroughly enjoyed over the years, this was a bit more difficult than I thought it'd be. My favorite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey; it is such a timeless and revolutionary film. The first time I watched it, I was simply blown away by the overall feel of it; there isn't a lot of dialogue and it is quite lengthy, but it's hard not to get lost in the vastness of space as well as the incredible music in the movie. I just don't think I can do this movie justice by writing about it - it's an everlasting sci-fi masterpiece. However, if I had to pick one movie to watch for the rest of my life it'd have to be Iron Man.
Can ya'll tell that I'm 'dating' a movie buff? He complicates every assignment I give him. :) Instead of actually explaining why he'd want to watch it, he explains why others should watch it, LOL.