Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Movie Marathon Mania

With the kids home for Break, we were thinking it might be fun to spend a day watching movies.  We wanted a theme.  But we couldn’t think of a good one so we settled on just watching a series – Harry Potter (ok, we didn’t get very far; there are eight movies, after all). 

Nonetheless, I really wanted to aim to do a theme for our next marathon.  What could be a good theme, I wondered?  I had thought maybe focusing on movies from one director, or a particular actor.  

To get more inspiration, I googled.  I found the lamest lists – most of them suggested simply watching a series – the Matrix, Star Wars, etc. 

Since then, we have been brainstorming to plan something a little more interesting for next time.  Thus far, we have come up with:
-        Gangster Movies (i.e. The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, etc.),
-        Jewish Movies (Yentl, The Jazz Singer, etc.),
-        Movie Remakes (Jumanji, A Star is Born, Oceans Eleven, Freaky Friday),
-        Movies turned Musicals (The Color Purple, Mean Girls, Footloose),
-        Top 60s/70s/80s,
-        Oscar Best Pictures (90 to choose from),
-        Movies from a particular country & about that country (Ireland = The Quiet Man, The Crying Game, ’71)

Has anybody out there in cyberland ever hosted an interesting movie marathon?  If so, please let me know what you did so I can add them to my list.

Happy New Year!

-- Eve

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  1. You can do Harry Potter over a weekend; they're a little under 24 hours. Godfather 1 & 2 would be about 6.
    At Binghamton we did a Monty Python night with the three non-concerg movies; you can also have a Mel Brooks spoof night (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety).