30 Day Movie Challenge – Day 7

Day 7 – The 7th DVD/BluRay movie from the right on your shelf

Well, I don’t have one shelf, but many, a whole cupboard dedicated to movies!

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Not to mention a drawer of kids DVDs and two more drawers underneath the TV filled with some more DVD’s… Loads of shelves to choose from… But I’ll just stick with the shelves in my DVD cupboard. So, 7th movie from the right on each shelf…

Top shelf – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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1996 BBC mini series adaptation of Anne Brontë’s novel which surprised me at the time (I had never read the novel).

It stars Tara Fitzgerald, Toby Stephens and Rupert Graves and I haven’t watched it in years!

I remember thinking it was quite a feminist series, about a woman escaping her abusive husband in the 19th century. I wonder what I’d think about it now…

 

2nd shelf – Persuasion (2007)

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2007 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry Jones.

I love Persuasion, one of my favourite Jane Austen novels. Although this adaptation was alright, it can’t hold a candle to the excellent 1995 adaptation with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds (which is also on my shelf, right beside this DVD)

 

 

3rd shelf –  Dan in Real Life

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2007 movie with Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche about a widowed man who falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend.

Not the greatest of movies in my memory but I do remember quite enjoying it. I think I once bought it at a flea market or something. Again, this is a movie I haven’t seen in years.

 

 

4th shelf – Rebecca

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1940 Hitchcock adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel. It stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and is excellent!

This is also a movie I haven’t watched in a long while but I have watched it several times over the years. Gotta say, my fingers are starting to itch – I want to see this one again!

 

 

 

5th shelf – Erin Brockovich

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Oooh, good movie with Julia Roberts (who won an Oscar for her role) and Albert Finney!

Actually, a few weeks ago it was on TV here and the kids saw the beginning and were intrigued but they had to get to bed so we switched it off. We should be watching this again in the near future. I honestly forgot I actually own the DVD!

 

 

 

6th shelf – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Yeah, the title on the DVD is Dutch but the movie is in English (with optional Dutch subtitles). We have the whole series of DVDs and of course we have all the books too! They are all so much fun to watch/read! I love all the imagination that went into these stories.

 

 

 

7th shelf – The Lady

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I came across this movie on sale somewhere about a year ago and bought it and watched it then. It’s from 2011 and tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband Michael Aris (David Thewlis). I knew little about her and had no idea she lived in England and was married with children there before she went to Burma and became famous for her political activism. This is her story and it’s fascinating and heartbreaking.

 

8th shelf – A History of Violence

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A movie with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris.

Not my usual kind of movie but I bought it because of Viggo and ended up thinking it was quite alright! Not a fave, and I’ve got to say I’ve forgotten most of the plot, but I liked it. Or maybe I only did because of Viggo? Probably need to re-watch this one as well…

 

 

 

(30 Day Movie Challenge – the full list of questions)

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8 thoughts on “30 Day Movie Challenge – Day 7

  1. That’s an impressive collection!
    I very much agree with you re:HP. I loved the books *and* I loved the movies, even though they were fairly different things. (This is unusual for me, I almost always like the book better.) In particular I felt like the movies cut down on some of Rowling’s (forgiveable) excesses as a storyteller. The 3rd one was probably my favorite, but I liked the first part of the 7th one as well.

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  2. I think I have the less impressive movies in the drawers… 😉
    Yes, I often tend to like books better too but with HP I never minded the differences!. Same with LOTR and Hobbit. With the Hobbit I never warmed to book-Thorin, like I did to movie-Thorin so in tjat aspect the movie was even better. 🙂

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  3. I am so happy you are doing this series 🙂

    You’ve given me ideas of movies to re-watch like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Persuasion, and Erin Brocovich. You’ve also given me ideas for new movies to watch. It’s a perfect time heading into winter when I have lots of time to spend watching movies.

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  4. Ich klicke gerade in Deinen Beiträgen zurück…..ich vergesse immer das Häkchen zu setzen und bekomme Deine Antworten nicht immer mit 😦
    Hier kam ich nicht zum schreiben, ich picke heute nur einen raus: Rebecca!
    Ein unglaublicher Film! Ich kann mich noch daran erinnern als ich ihn das erste Mal sah, die Spannung, der Grusel, wie sie von der Haushälterin manipuliert wird, grandios!
    Und dann die völlig überraschende Aufklärung dass er sie nicht geliebt hat – was für eine story. Ich könnte nie eine Liste der besten Filme aller Zeiten aufstellen, ich bekäme keine Rangfolge hin, aber Rebecca wäre definitiv dabei!
    Wenn er im TV kommt, was leider selten vorkommt, schaue ich ihn immer wieder gerne!

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