Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Since We Are talking about Movies!!
This is a venting blog, so Beware!
A couple of things have been on my mind. I know Ann's blog has been crazy about chick flick movies. So that has been on my mind. I also spent some time today with one of my Young Woman who has decided to live in Italy for a year. As I was talking to her, I told her my new nick name for her was going to be Sabrina. Like from the movie with Audrey Hepburn. I truly am excited for her to go to Europe and I told her that she will come back all lady like and sophisticated just like Sabrina.
Then my thoughts went to the movie discussion on Ann's page. Honestly, there is 1 in 10 movies that come out that are really good wholesome movies. I love a good love story, but where has Hollywood taken the morality of a relationship? Certainly not the things we are teaching our children, so I pose the question, why do we like to live vicariously through these modern day movies that don't even touch the standards we live our own lives.
I say, get back to the classics and the old movies where things were cleaner. Have a girls night out where we watch things that are uplifting and I don't have to close my eyes because there is a half naked man or woman on screen. I just have a hard time telling my daughter that I love this movie even though they fall in love with having a premarital relationship. How am I going to explain that to Shaeler when she is older? I too loved the movies that were noted but lately things seem differently to me. I know I might offend someone here! I don't know if it is the calling or what, but when I see things or hear things on television or a movie, it affects me not only spiritually but physically also. I also know I am walking a fine line of being too churchy or "straight arrow" but as time goes by and Hollywood gets worse and worse, where is the line where it doesn't affect me anymore?
I realize that I have set myself up to get some real flack here, but please do not take this as a judgement I am placing on movie goers and if it is what you like to do and it makes you happy, then that is fine with me. I am sure I will probably see more movies myself in the future. I have my own weaknesses and am not trying to throw rocks at a glass house. Just bringing it up for thought! And this is a personal evaluation of myself! I hope you guys have fun and let me know if it the movie turns out good. And I also propose that if you guys ever want to join me in the classics, I can easily clear out my house, bring the treats and we can watch an "oldie but goodie" here.