Day 45: Ondine (2009)


Usually I have no clue how many of the films in my queue end up there. Not true for Ondine. I remember exactly how it found a place on my list. My husband and I were planning a trip to Ireland this past summer. We were going to meet up with my parents, my sister, and a few of their friends. Before the trip, I was scrambling to research about Ireland. Where should we stay? What should we see? Do I have to drink Guinness? As I typically do when I research, I was browsing imdb.com’s selection of trailers (hey, I like to watch trailers, OK?) and happened upon Ondine. The trailer pointed out that it takes place in Ireland. Hey– I was going to Ireland! Done. It was in my queue seconds later.

 

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Day 32: Jim Henson’s the Storyteller: The Greek Myths (1991)


“You remind me of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power. What power? Power of voodoo. Who do? You do. Do what? Remind me of the babe.” Ah, Labyrinth—the quintessential Jim Henson Production. The perfect blend of fantasy, puppetry, 80s hair, spandex, and childhood whimsy. I have practically the whole film memorized—on a good day, this includes choreography—and remember with fondness the first time I saw this at the old movie theater in my hometown. Sure, I questioned David Bowie’s hair, but who didn’t? Besides the film had a talking caterpillar and a dog knight who had a dog for a mount. Memories.

 

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