Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

Monthly Archives: December 2011

In The New Year…

On our long car trip to visit family, we talked about resolutions. There are a couple movies that Mark and I have wanted each other to watch for years. Believe it or not, twelve years is apparently not enough time for us to make each other watch all the movies we’ve loved. He has not seen Hoosiers, nor The Sound of Music; I have not seen Saving Private Ryan nor Goonies. So for 2012, I resolved that I was going to watch at least five movies that people have been telling me to watch for years (not counting anything in the last five or ten years). So I want to take a poll here–of the following movies I haven’t seen, which ones should be at the top of my list in 2012? (And feel free to add other movies you have been trying to get me to watch for years. :)


The Goonies

Saving Private Ryan


On The Waterfront

Raging Bull

A Streetcar Named Desire

Fiddler on the Roof

The Godfather, Part II

Do The Right Thing