Here, in Philly, we started out 2014 with a snow storm – a brutally cold,windy snow storm – which resulted in most of us having a “snow day.” Many operations in the city were either closed or operated at half pace. I spent the day at home, drinking hot chocolate, doing a little writing, and watching television.
While channel surfing, I came across, “The Natural,” about fifteen minutes into the movie. Despite having seen “The Natural” at least 110 times, it has three of my favorite components: a good story, baseball, and Robert Redford...Never mind that I have the movie on VHS and DVD, so I can watch it whenever I want, I settled back to watch “Roy Hobbs,” for the 111th time.
There are some movies that although I’ve seen before and even keep on the middle shelf of my bookcase, I’m compelled to stop whatever I’m doing and watch when I see it’s on television. I almost feel a bit of disrespect to miss it or change the channel. The same sentiment I hold for “The Natural” is reserved for other classics like "The Way We Were," "Field of Dreams,"and "E.T. The Extraterrestrial." And although I recently spent part of a rainy Saturday with "You’ve Got Mail" on DVD, I still couldn’t resist watching it on television a few days later.
I guess I feel the same affection for these movies as I do for friends and relatives. Movies, like people you love, you just can't turn away.
Are there any movies out there that you can watch over and over again? Please feel free to share.
Have a good week, Everyone!
("baseball" photo c/o IconBug.com)