I have been a big movie fan ever since my job at a small theater in my home-town Haines, Alaska. With a population of 1,200, going to see a movie on Friday and Saturday night was the only alternative to drinking yourself into oblivion. Often enough, we did both at the same time.
Back in the day, movies arrived on reels in big metal cans with handles on them. I don't recall how many reels it took for one movie but one of the jobs I never held was running the projector. The guy who owned the business usually put boys in that job. I'm pretty sure they made more money than the ticket and concession stand positions. I digress.
Movies. Yeah, I loved sitting in that theater watching the newest movie. We were at the end of the line for receiving them so while the rest of the world had already seen The Exorcist, we had to wait patiently for it to arrive. I wasn't old enough to see it but we (the workers) would go into the theater after-hours and watch whatever we wanted. Honestly, I do not remember any other movie in all my high school years (maybe too much wine?) besides The Exorcist. It scared the hell out of me and I can't watch it to this day.
What I do love these days is just about anything on the big screen. If you asked me to name my Top
10 11 Movies, that list would change but my all-time favorite never changes, On Golden Pond.
My Current Favorites
- On Golden Pond
- As Good As It Gets
- There's Something About Mary
- Second Hand Lions
- Terminator 2
- Erin Brockovich
- Crime of the Heart
- The Perfect Storm
- Steel Magnolias
- Something's Gotta Give
Have you seen a great movie lately? What are your Top 10 faves?