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Sunday, November 10, 2013

If you had to be trapped inside a movie for 5 days, which movie would you pick?

Now, that's a hard question. I love a lot of movies, from a variety of genres. I even took a film class in high school, which gave me the opportunity to earn class credit for watching movies. Can you believe how lucky I was?


I'm not nearly as much of an expert as Drew is -- he makes it his business to buy DVD's of so many current movies every Tuesday, and he's got several editions of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide If you hold a trivia contest based on movies, past and present, odds are that Drew can win the contest.


So which would I choose? The Wizard of Oz? It would be fun to live in Munchkinland or the Emerald City, not nearly as much fun in the dark forests ("Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" or encounter the Wicked Witch of the West. Another favorite is Casablanca. Exotic locale, stylish clothes, intrigue and mystery. Maybe one of the Star Trek movies? Exploring the galaxy with Captain Kirk or Captain Picard? Or maybe I could be singing in an old-fashioned musical comedy, like Singin' In The Rain?


 I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous of Becca. She's enrolled in a class for spring semester, it's a legitimate philosophy class but sounds like it's loads of fun. It's called "Harry Potter and Philosophy", and it uses the Harry Potter novels, along with texts by Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche, to engage in discussion about serious philosophical topics. the professor decorates her classroom like it's Hogwarts, the students use quill pens to take notes, and the professor sorts the class into 4 houses who vie for the "house cup" while working on a group project. I suspect it's a more real experience than you'd get at the Harry Potter section of Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park (and yes, I've been to that park, as you know, and loved the experience.)

Yes, it would be just like being in the movie. Sounds like Becca will have a great experience this spring!


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