16 August 2010

Summer Movie Blogathon: What I watched as a kid

When I finally figured out how to work the VCR at the age of 4, it was the summer of 1997. There I sat in the basement outfitted in a Tweety bird bathing suit, sitting in a laundry basket in the dark, watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer over and over and over.


That's basically where my movie viewing started. The earliest movie I remember going to see was Flubber, with Robin Williams. My dad took to to Flix and we were the only ones in the theater. I don't remember anything but a few blotchy moments of the movie, but my dad tells me I was freaking out the whole time because I was being paranoid (well there's something that hasn't changed!).

I was also a Disney Princess number one fan. Cinderella, Pocahontas, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, I watched (and still own) them all. Anastasia was my absolute favorite, and I finally dusted off my VHS about 2 weeks ago and I STILL love it. It's like Doctor Zhivago for beginners. My aunt took me to see Anastasia on Ice,  ARE YOU JEALOUS, ARE YOU? :)

I was scared of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Oompa Loompas, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and pretty much every Disney villian out there. Cruella De Vil still freaks me out. I also used to think that I was indeed Harriet the Spy, and wore my yellow rain coat while carrying around my marble notebook taking "spy notes"; I was really just creeping around the living room and kitchen, stalking my own parents.

Aaaand then I watched Bye Bye Birdie and all hell broke loose from a one woman show by yours truly, but that's a different story.


Raquelle said...

So Bye Bye Birdie is the movie that made you flip the switch?! That's great!

And I applaud you for learning how to use the VCR by the age of 4. I think I was very young too but probably 6 or 7. ;-)

Whitney said...

I saw Anastasia in the theater. I recall at the time it was considered to be the latest in "3D" animation.

molly YEH! said...

ooma loompas are like little devils!!! sooo scary.

Romantic Movies said...

Great post! I was also such a huge fan of the disney movie and also Anastasia. I watched that movie over and over again, I think I probably broke the tape. By the way, I love the image at the top of your blog. Godard is awesome.

Ginger said...

Dr. Zhivago for beginners! lol I absolutely adore that movie. (Anastasia, not Dr. Z *shudder*)