We own a lot of DVDs. So many I probably ought not to say in case you decide to come rob me!!!
When I'm in the middle of a writing jag, something I like to do as I sit down to lunch is to put in an old movie I've seen a million times and just let the familiarity of it run over me as I let my mind drift for half an hour before the writing beckons again. I also now have a bub playing on the floor at my feet so watching a new movie at this time just isn't worth attempting.
They don't have to be romantic. Or gentle. They just have to reach out to some place in me that lets my mind fly away.
Here are some qualities that, for me, give a DVD instant membership into the all important "sorbet for the mind" list.
- Baseball - seriously I'm addicted. The Natural, Field of Dreams, For the Love of the Game, Fever Pitch. Any and all of the above get a constant workout.
- Dancing - any movie that begins with a music number and ends with a dance number can play on a loop in my house and it'll be so much happy white noise! Dirty Dancing, Strictly Ballroom, High School Musical, Hairspray, Chicago. And that includes the hours of So You Think You Can Dance I refuse to delete off my hard drive!
- Pixar - we have every Pixar movie. For the baby? Um, nope. I started playing them in the background when I was feeding my little one solids, happy, lovely, bright stuff, but truly they are more for me. (Though for some reason she thinks Flick in A Bug's Life is hilarious) Great, sweet, funny, and I've seen them all a dozen times. Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles.
Now don't even get me stated on Blu-ray ;).
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Romantic Times gave it four and a half stars, it has hit the Waldenbooks bestseller list, and readers have called it "sizzling", "addictive", "warm", "wicked" and "the funniest book" they've ever read. How nice are they???
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