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30 Day Movie Meme: Day 09

I'm stuffed. We (Mum, my sister, her two youngest and me) went out to dinner with Mum's deceased second ex-husband's brother who's come back from New Zealand for what will probably be his last visit to the country of his birth, as he's in his eighties now. The last time I and my sister had seen him was 19 years ago, so there was a lot of catching up to do. Of course, he wants us to come and look him up in Whitby which I understand is near Wellington soon; and I wish I could have made him a definite promise, but unless I find employment it's highly unlikely I'll scrape enough money together to buy a ticket any time within the next 100 years.

Moving on to day 9 of the movie meme, and it's time to choose my candidate for best scene ever. It was very hard to pick a winner out of the undoubtedly thousands of scenes I've seen, made harder by the fact that I couldn't decide what criteria to apply, so in the end I went for a scene that, because I'm a sentimental old fool, moved me the first time I saw it, and still does: the wolf Two Socks taking food from the hand of Lt. John Dunbar in




It's a very touching scene, and an ominous one too, as in the end Two Socks' taming will lead directly to his death (ignore the Russian overdub; I couldn't find another upload of the scene on YouTube).


Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene
Day 13 - Favorite animated movie
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white
Day 15 - Best musical
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best movie cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite romantic couple
Day 22 - Favorite final scene/line
Day 23 - Best explosion or action scene
Day 24 - Quote you use most often
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - Freakishly weird movie ending
Day 27 - Best villain
Day 28 - Most overhyped movie
Day 29 - Movie you have watched more than ten times
Day 30 - Saddest death scene
Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer

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( 8 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
kassto
Oct. 3rd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
I live in Whitby!!!!
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
You do? Well, then I'll definitely have to find a way to come visit soon!
kassto
Oct. 4th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
What street does he live on?
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, I don't know; I'll have to ask Mum as I'm guessing they're still exchanging Christmas cards...All he told me about Whitby last night was that he could get the best fish & chips down by the shore, where they'd always give him one extra fish for the dog ;-)
kassto
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Hmm, that would probably down by the Mana bridge.... there's a fish'n'chip shop next to the beach.
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
I'm sure that's where it must be then...though that doesn't answer your original question :-) I'll let you know when I find out.
kassto
Oct. 3rd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Two Socks makes me weep.
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
And me! I don't know how they could have trained that wolf to act that well, so I'm inclined to believe he's just a natural.

Edited at 2010-10-04 10:34 am (UTC)
( 8 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )

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