Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What Movies Make You Cry?

I was flipping through channels last night when I came across the movie Breaking Away. Now I'm not a particularly sentimental person, as most of my friends will attest. But I do have my moments. And Dave has just come home from having his heart broken by the Italian racing team and his father is trying to figure out how to deal with him and Boom! I'm crying. Just like that. I just hate that. It wouldn't matter what part of the movie I came across--I just start crying whenever I see it.

There are other movies that do that to me. Lynda says she doesn't know any women who don't fall apart at the mere mention of The Joy Luck Club (and she's even more cynical than I am), and that's certainly true for me as well. Ordinary People just devastates me. And for some reason I just sat and cried all the way through the first time I saw Avalon. But just the first time I saw it, for some reason. I'm fine with it now.

And then there's that one scene in Local Hero, one of my favorite movies. But it's not the story that makes me cry, it's the music. At the ceilidh, Urquhart plays a song with the band that never fails to move me to tears, which adds a beautiful bittersweet twist to my enjoyment of that movie.

There are more movies that make me cry, of course. I'm sure some of them are more interesting than the ones I've mentioned. But it got me wondering--What movies make you cry just at the mere mention/thought of them?

No pictures today, although I am making progress. I'm two-thirds of the way done with the second of the Regia socks, I've started sewing together the baby sweater for the baby that was born in September, and I'm blocking a Cash-Iroha sweater. I also did all the finishing for the store.


Corinne said...

Shadowlands, with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger gets me all weepy. The last time I cried during a movie, though was a documentary about homeless pets. When the dog got adopted just as the event was ending!

Anonymous said...

There is a scene in Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time where a swordsman who is going blind wants to defeat and enemy so he can go home and see his wife's face one last time. In the middle of fight his sight dims and then dies.
The completely blank look on his face when he know that he has failed just kills me.

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