And Their Off – Oscar Season

We are now entering Oscar season when the motion pictures likely to be in contention for gold statues start to appear in trailers and at the box office. There are several I am looking forward to seeing, though none more than Les Miserables, the film I’ve been waiting 25 years to see. Considering that it comes out on December 14, the same day as The Hobbit, it will be a long day at the movies. If the motion picture loving public is lucky, somewhere among the new offerings there will be “forever” movies – the ones that strike a special chord of story, emotion, or dialogue that you will always remember. Below are three of mine. Only one of them ranks as a great classic motion picture, but the other two qualify on the emotional memory and quotable dialogue level.

We all have movies that imprint themselves on our brains. and all the pictures are there right in front of your eyes. Listed below are just a few of my imprinted scenes somber, emotional, funny, and personal. What are yours?

To Kill A mockingbird – Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch has finished defending Tom Robinson and exits the courtroom. “Miss Jean Louise, Stand Up! Your father is passing.

My Best Friend’s Wedding: Rupert Everett as George Downes: “Maybe there won’t be marriage… maybe there won’t be sex… but, by God, there will be dancing.”

Virtually every single scene in “Same Time Next Year” for a whole lot of reasons. Here are the absolutely perfect Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda with I’m not as wonderful as you think I am.

Please add your favorites ….


About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls
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One Response to And Their Off – Oscar Season

  1. Travis says:

    The same day, preciousss? Indeed. We can hardly waitss.


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