Monday, November 5, 2012

A 30 DAY CHALLENGE DAY 4 Movies move me too.

Movies have been part of my life since I was five years old, one of the first movies I saw was the original Frankenstein with Borris Karlof.  I remember being scared by the black and white film.  
Another classic film that was one that I strongly felt for the victim of was THE WOLFMAN.  Lon Chaney was so haunted and wished only to human and not the creature he had been forced into becoming.
The same year, 1966 I remember turning on the tv Saturday morning and seeing the old Buck Rogers serial with Buster Crabbe, although being six years old and with the space program being broadcast every week, or so it seemed, I thought that Buck Rogers was real.
The first Color movie I saw was with my brother, it starred a British actor by the name of Connery, Sean Connery.  After the movie my brother did a wheeley just like Bond did in the movie.
I saw a lot of movies between 1967 and 1977.  Among them were.  The Sound of Music
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Blue Max
In 1972, I saw a double feature of two of the most powerful Science Fiction movies.  The first was Silent Running, a movie set aboard a agrocultural ship in deep space, all of the Earths crops are aboard, these ships after a nuclear war.  The ships have been recalled to Earth and their domes with crops are to sent into space and destroyed.  This is the set up for SILENT RUNNING.
The second movie starred Arthur Hill as a scientist, at a secret  government facility, who is exploring the death of a small town after the reentry of a space probe.  The film was the original version of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN.
 Three years before I saw a film that was too close to reality, a movie titled Marooned, about an Apollo command and service module stranded in Earth orbit after being on a long term Skylab mission.  The book was based on a 1962 book.  The fact this movie came out one year before the Apollo 13 mission was one of those moments where life nearly imitated art.
I enjoyed  many other films, but these were the ones that got me hooked and had some form of impact on me.  They told stories and made me feel.  Something that can be rare today.

Movies have and always will be part of my life.

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