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These aren't listed in any particular order and really, they are simply a few movies I enjoy watching over and over. I by no means wish to imply that they are the five best or most influential films I have viewed.

The Muppets Take Manhattan: I'm a native New Yorker and I love the Muppets. They are a phenomenon that I didn't discover until well into adulthood, and that may not be such a bad thing as I've realized most of their humor is in fact quite adult in nature and not truly intended for children even if they are bits of felt and feathers. Putting the Muppets in the city I know so well and watching the surreal and the real mesh...who wouldn't like that?

Venezia, la luna e tu: (Venice, the Moon and You) It's a silly comedy about a gondolier and romance. Bepi is so much the fool and a well-meaning one at that, that you can't help but cheer him on in his many levels of idiocy involving women.

Roman Holiday:
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. I like to think of this one as the romantic comedy. The cinematography is lovely, the costumes are divine and Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of class, grace and beauty. I so wanted to be Anne when I was growing up and not simply because she was a princess either. Her life didn't seem so unusual to me, the grand trips to Europe and the feeling of being confined and restrained, needing to rebel--I identified with her and envied her the success she achieved.

Little Women: The 1933 version with Katherine Hepburn, of course. I enjoyed the novel and it always seems to me that movie adaptations have become worse and more watered down over the years. The older films never seems to concern themselves with that ninety minute time constraint and focused on telling the author's story.

Sabrina: Another Audrey Hepburn movie, I'm afraid. I do love old black and white films. A love triangle with politics that could be painfully familiar to me at times even though this was supposed to be taken as more of a lighthearted affair. The world the Larrabees dwell in makes me shake my head in recognition but it's Sabrina that enchants and demurs her way through the story. Who can resist watching someone fall in love for the first time? I can't.


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