Friday, February 8, 2008

Films that Shape My Writing Voice

What I am reading: Poison Study by Maria Snyder
Word Count for today: 504

I am a bit behind on Macy's Challenge, I thought I would do double the writing, but I spent three hours moving my AOTP Blogs over here to Cinderwriter. If you want to read my whole blogging history, it is quite profound, just go to the Archives at the bottom of the page. One of the AOTP members would like to use the AOTP name for her personal blog, so I packed up and moved out. I can't wait to see what she does with her own blog, I am sure it will be fantastic.

I believe that film, as well as books, leave a imprint on our psyche and shape our mores and world views. This also shapes our voice and our writing. A while back several of us at AOTP jotted down our favorite movies to see how this defined ourselves. Here are my choices:

20 favorite Movies:

  1. Braveheart
  2. The Brother's Grimm
  3. King Aurthur
  4. Phantom of the Opera
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Ma's Chest
  7. Ever After
  8. A Knight's Tale
  9. Titanic
  10. Stardust
  11. Nanny McPhee
  12. Love Actually
  13. Ella Enchanted
  14. Shakespeare in Love
  15. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  17. Casanova
  18. Emma
  19. Clueless (same story)
  20. Bridget Jones' Diary
Hmm...Is Cinderwriter living in a Fairytale?

BTW- I noticed how many of my favorites included Heath Ledger - he will be greatly missed, by not only his family but all his adoring fans, including myself. Rest peacefully our dear thespian. You will remain in my heart for a very long time.


C. Alyson Love said...

I'll be back to comment on your movies ( fun, fun. In the mean time, what will happen to our old posts at AotP? I reference some of them with links and what not. Hmmmm. That's a lot of housekeeping. I have a feeling I know who it is. Sigh. Can you let me know when this will be happening? I'd hate to lose my blog links while I'm in Florida.

C. Alyson

Jacqueline McDermott (Kimberly Wooten) said...

Samantha was the member who wanted to use the name AOTP, or have the blog for her own, because of the name. Macy and Katrina both stepped in (after I removed my posts) and requested that we leave it as is. So, it will stay AOTP - minus Jackie- as I removed myself from the list. I guess if we start posting again I can ask someone to add me back in. Samantha is still wants to use the the name Affairs of the Pen. So ALL your posts are still safe and sound. There will be another blog out there with the same name.

I am glad you are still checking in! :o)

C. Alyson Love said...

Thanks for the info. I'm relieved. When I saw three hours of moving I gasped! It makes sense that Samantha would want the name because she made it up, but I'm very happy it worked out:)

And regarding the movies, uh, yep!!! I think Cinderwriter likes fairy tales and history:)

I'll check back in a week or two. I'm still working on figuring out my genotype. I have to sort out my blood type. (Of course I should post that at your other blog but it's late and I have to go to bed!) I think I'm either a gatherer or a warrior. There's so many calculations!