Film Friday: Beginnings and Endings

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If you stopped by All Things Fulfilling yesterday, you know that the blog post was about how a blank page presents writers with wonderful opportunities for creating good beginnings and endings to stories.

Continuing with that theme, on this Film Friday, here is list a notable films that have storylines with the great starts and finishes.

Movies with the Best Beginnings:
• Raiders of the Lost ArcClick here for info & ordering
• ScreamClick for Info & Ordering
• Contact click for info & ordering
• Jaws click for info and ordering
• Lord of the Rings click for info & ordering
• Sound of Music click for info & ordering
• Saturday Night Fever click for info & ordering
• Pulp Fiction click for info & ordering
• The Godfather Click for info & ordering
• Star Trek Click for info & ordering

Movies with the Best Endings:
• Dr. Strangelove Click for info and ordering
• Places in the Heart click for info & ordering
• Thelma & Louise Click for info & ordering
• Carrie Click for info & ordering
• City Lights Click for info & ordering
• Some Like it Hot Click for info & ordering
• Schindler’s List Click for info & ordering
• One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Click for info & ordering
• The Birds Click for info & ordering
• Blazing Saddles Click for info & ordering

For those of you, like me, who live in climates where conditions prevent you from pursuing your passion of going out and playing in the garden this weekend, take in a movie. Most of these films are available on DVD through www.imdb.com. Make the next couple of days terrific,  from beginning to end.

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International Film Trivia

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I really love it all: theatre, film, television.” ~ Charlotte Rae  

It’s been a busy, busy week! All kinds of fulfilling activities were on my business calendar for this past week. Since it is Film Friday, today we will play a little international film trivia, to mix things up.

If you can answer these two film trivia questions, without cheating, you can consider yourself really “in the know” and on top of the scene! The answers will be located at the very bottom of this page. Good luck! 

  1. Two short documentary films by Macedonian filmmaker Marija Makeska will be presented tonight in remembrance of the Macedonian WWII Holocaust. The names of the films are “Soul Mates” and “Getting to Know Us.” In what city in the United States will these films be screened and what is the non-profit organization that will be presenting these films?
  2. On February 13th, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts http://www.bafta.org/  honored this individual for his outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Who was the actor? Hint – He played Saruman in Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Count Docku in Star Wars and Dracula in at least 10 films. Who is the actor that was honored with the BAcademy Fellowship at London’s Royal Opera House ? 

Curious? Go ahead and peek. I will not hold it against you! Or you can use your favorite search engine to find out the answers.

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Answers: 1. Steamboat Springs, Co and Macedonian Mission for Humanity. More information: http://www.steamboattoday.com/events/2011/mar/11/9874/

                   2. Sir Christopher Lee