Saturday, March 05, 2005

The List

Ok, here's the quickie background...

We don't have cable. Haven't had it since it came down in an ice storm 6 or 7 years ago. Since it was hooked up illegally to begin with - not by us, mind you, the former owner of the house - we couldn't really just call the cable company and have them come out and hook us back up. Our entertainment since that time has consisted of taped movies and public radio.

A few years ago, I compiled a list of movies that I thought my children should see in order to better relate to the world and understand their parents. Here's some of what we've seen so far...

Harold and Maude (has since become my daughter's all-time favorite)
The Holy Grail
The God's Must Be Crazy
Airport 1975 and 1977
Every Which Way But Loose
Deliverance (hee, hee - that had an awkward moment or two)
Citizen Kane (which, believe it or not we got to see on the big screen in an old theatre)
Gone With The Wind (same as above)
The General
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Longest Yard
The Great Escape
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
True Grit

This is a small list but you get the idea. Right now I'm saving up to buy a dvd of Convoy. Go ahead, laugh. I don't care.

So, any suggestions?

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