Catherine is it again with the Friday Flashback writing prompts.
Today's theme is... well... let's just say that Catherine is really pregnant at this point and the theme is something about movies of your youth, the first movie you remember seeing or a movie that moved you as a young person.
Something like that anyway.
The first movie that came to mind for me was Pete's Dragon.
What I remember is the AWESOME soundtrack (heh) and that I had a massive crush on Pete, a dirty faced, red head with masses of freckles.
[What was I thinking?]
See for yourself.
The next film I vividly remember loving was Escape to Witch Mountain.
My first thriller!
[I feel compelled to link to Michael Jackson.]
[And now, because that is the only youtube version of "Thriller" that I could find, I feel even more compelled to wonder about the racial politics of what I just linked to... the video has running commentary about the song's pop cultural influence provided entirely by white people. Um... hello? How about a little diversity of thought? People of color don't have an voice in this analysis? What a load of crap. Listen here, I ain't no tool of the man, people.]
This is the deep end.
This is me fallen off of it.
Anyway, here is a slideshow of the real deal in kiddie thrillers...
The next film that came to mind was Born Free.
When K and I were in Kenya we visited the home of Joy Adams.
K had never read Born Free, nor had he seen the movie so I had a hard time explaining why I was so EMOTIONAL at her house.
I mean, the home of Elsa? Come ON.
Finally, I remembered that my childhood friend Tomi and I were obsessed with Pippi Longstocking.
I was a card holding member of the Pippi Longstocking Fan Club.
I'm not sure why, because looking at some of the online clips now, I think...
My GOD, what is this odd sh*t?
Case in point... this next clip seems to be some sort of Launch to The Campaign Promoting Childhood Obesity.
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