Today’s KIOS blogathon prompt is share some of your favorite movies.
It will probably be no surprise my tastes run to artsy, fantasy, mystery and spiritual. Last night I had a dream where the number 15 played a prominent role, so that’s the number I’ll choose for my list. The first 15 movies that come to mind that I really really liked.
1. Ashes and Snow
If I had to choose only one absolute favorite film this would certainly be it. I love Gregory Colbert’s work. It’s gorgeous and sacred and just fills my heart. Here’s how he describes this work:
“In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people saw themselves as part of nature and not outside of it. The destiny of whales cannot be separated from the destiny of man, and the destiny of man cannot be separated from the destiny of all of nature. I am exploring new narratives that help build a bridge across the artificial boundaries we have established between ourselves and other species.”
Do check out his website if you’re inspired.
2. Chasing Ice
I saw this last night. It’s a documentary about the results of global warming as documented by James Balog’s photography of glaciers. You can get a taste of it from this trailer.
3. Cloud Atlas
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
8. Angels in America
9. Rivers and Tides (I LOVE Andy Goldsworthy’s work!)
10. The Matrix
12. The Secret Life of Words (warning: heartbreakingly painful in parts)
13. The Last Mimzy
14. The Golden Compass
15. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
And because today I’m playing catch up, here’s my response to yesterday’s prompt which I missed. A peek at where I blog. I tend to move around, but like today I often work from the love seat in my office. From that spot I shot this photo. And while it’s really not a good photo I love it because of how the colors turned out. My walls are actually painted lavender but this pink blue rendition delights me.
You know I love to hear from you, so leave a little comment love and make my day even brighter.
We have a few in common: Stardust, The last mimzy, Chocolat, the Golden Compass, A Knight’s Tale, Avatar, The Color Purple, EverAfter, Whale Rider, Howl’s Moving Castle (anything by Miyazaki)…Seven Years in Tibet, Fantasia, Secret Life of Bees. ..that is about all my brain can think of…I am sure I will begin to think of others…now that i am on this track…!
It is 2 degrees outside and snowy, I am sitting in front of my woodstove insert with a blazing fire and chai tea with coconut creamer and fresh baked ginger cookies! The sun is setting in a blaze of color and it is not yet 5:30!!
LOL – this has been a fun exercise. I like every one of your picks, and I can’t believe I left Secret Life of Bees off my list. Your freshly baked ginger cookies and the toasty fire sound like the perfect accompaniment to the snowy frosty day. Delicious.
I love learning about what other people enjoy. Your desk looks delightful and I love the color of the walls although I realize that is not the true color. My living room was that pink color for years and I really enjoyed it. People who visited either loved it and said so or were not a fan but were polite enough not to say anything.
I’d be one of the folks giving up a big thumbs up on the pink walls. I’ve actually got a couple rooms done in pinks/roses and I love them.
Wow, that’s a really fascinating selection of films there. I loved Cloud Atlas, that one really stuck with me. And I loved seeing your space! So beautiful!
I’ve really been thinking about Cloud Atlas more too, and think it’s one I want to add to my permanent library. Thanks for stopping by Shannon.
Deborah – Ashes and Snow… WOW! I clicked on the link after being drawn in by the description. What beauty. Thanks for sharing! (Chocolat’s on mine too.)
Yes, WOW indeed – that film, and all his work is truly swoon-worthy.