…or do you? These are stills from some of the movies that I’ve loved for one reason or another. Well, how many do you know?
The first one of from the epic movie of all time! I can’t recall whether I watched it when I was small; maybe my parents took me along but I wouldn’t know head or tail of anything or maybe I was not even born yet. However, it was re-released in 1973 and I went to watch it at Odeon Cinema in Victoria Street, Singapore. I certainly was not disappointed for it really lived up to its reputation…
Moving on from there, I love the theme song from this next one. It did not get very good reviews but I liked it a lot…about two people very much in love but somehow they were just not compatible and could not stay together. I saw it in Singapore as well, Orchard Cinema…a year later in 1974, if I remember correctly.
There was another movie that I saw around that time. It was one that I had missed when it was screened at the Lido Cinema in Sibu. Being still in school then, I did not have all the freedom to catch every movie that came to town. But in 1973, I managed to watch it at Globe, a small cinema in Happy World…or was it Gay World (Now! Now! Don’t let your imagination run wild!!!)? I love the songs on the soundtrack by the Bee Gees mostly and one by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young…and the movie was pleasantly enjoyable.
Well, years later around 1978 or so, I was in Singapore again and I saw this one at the Cathay Cinema…..
It was really hilarious and I really laughed myself hoarse. But it was not one of those slapstick comedy shows; in fact, there were a lot of serious messages in it…but I will not delve into those in this post. Now what else did I watch in a cinema? Ah yes!!! This one was around 1971, also at Cathay but the one in Sibu and it was one hell of a tearjerker…
and also at Cathay but the one along Bukit Bintang in KL, I saw this memorable one with all the nice songs and dancing…
There were some movies that I had missed when they hit the big screen but I managed to catch them later…on videotape. When I was in Plymouth in 1994, I saw a few of those movies at the resource centre in the campus where I was and one of them was this inspiring one…..
and I was missing home at the time and my daughter who was only 5 then, so I flooded the whole place when I watched this next one…..
Then the era of videotapes ended…and the vcd took over. One of the movies that I watched on vcd was this very meaningful and touching one that I really loved. I wonder how many of you saw it too…..
…and now of course, we have satellite TV and we can enjoy movies without the advertisements and I liked this one because it touched on cultures and messages close to my heart, but I very much prefer the book though.
So how many can you identify? Do you know their names?…..Did you like them too?
(Click on photos for acknowledgement of sources)