So quick intro. I'm a 30 something happily un-domestic goddess with 4 kids of very different ages and tastes. I’m going to try to give them a film education that they can take into adulthood just like I have. I am starting small since this is my first ever blog one film, one child, one hope.
So what’s the point of this?
I want to know if times really do change that much. Can the important films the I grew up with and helped me to grow up really speak to another generation?
Who doesn't remember the first time the Delorean vanished leaving a fiery trail or yelling goonies never say die with their friends. Deciding if you were autobot or Decepticon . Jedi or Sith.
Pretending to be the kid from flight of the navigator, crying cause E.T went home or knowing that Johnny 5 was alive. Following the yellow brick road and still believing that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings (way to go Clarence)
Movies change us, the special ones stay with us forever. We laugh, we cry, we hope, we cheer and we scream all at 90 minutes of celluloid. This is what makes them special to us.
Different films mean different things to everyone but those special ones that take us back to childhood, our teenage years, a break up any moment that film helped us through they are why the movies are and will always be magic.
Starting with my teenager I want to show him the films that took me through those years and see if that magic can spread to the next generation.
Now he’s a tough one cause these are the years of watching the films our mum’s wouldn’t like, there too old for us or maybe there will be a naughty sex scene but I’m gonna try and hide my embarrassment and ignore his and start with………….
PUMP UP THE VOLUME.
This is what Wikipedia has to say
Within seconds of the film opening I’m transported back to a time where Christian Slater was the love of my life and all my school stuff was covered in things like Talk hard and is it bigger than a baby’s arm I’m feeling young and rebellious again but my son, however, is asking me what pirate radio is.
So times have changed but get passed that and actually being a teenager now isn’t that different to when I went through it 20 years ago. He got the point of it and actually enjoyed watching it with me there were are few 90’s references that I had to explain to him but by the end he got the message and wanted to show this movie to his mates, he’s listening to the soundtrack and wanting to go to a pixies gig.
He lives in a world where every teen wants to look and act the same as everyone else cause god forbid they stand out but he’s just learnt a little lesson in non-conforming and the power that that can give you .To not be afraid to stand up, be different, be disliked, be loved for who you are and what you believe in and above all else to be yourself.
So to all you 30 something’s this is me reminding you to eat your cereal with a fork and do your homework in the dark.