I love books and films, but I believe that movies lend themselves to discussion much more easily than books do simply because it’s easier for us to check out a movie than to set aside time to read these days.
Some of my favorite movies include The 39 Steps, The Lord of the RIngs trilogy, Ratatouille, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Michael Clayton, The Tall T, The Natural, The Big Easy, North by Northwest, Bridget Jones’s Diary, A Fish Called Wanda, Conspiracy Theory, Three Days of the Condor, The Thin Man, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Judgment at Nuremberg, Witness for the Prosecution, The Third Man, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Cousin Vinny, It Happened One Night, Avatar & more.
I love intelligent, spirited and civil exchanges about film. It’s great to learn about other people’s enthusiasms, and discover new films that way. I find that discussion also is a great way for me to clarify and fine-tune what I really think and believe – and sometimes even to change my mind!