Today we were discussing the way I sometimes use movies landmark my life. I do it with songs too, but movies mark a number of parts of my life.
Earthquake or Sinbad mark my earliest memories of the movies. With Jaws being the first movie that scared the crap out of me.
Alien will always remind me of the seldom-visited basement of my Aunt and Uncles house.
Love and a .45 will always remind me of parties in Bruce County and New Years in particular.
The Princess Bride, Clueless, Babe, Pocahontas, Aladdin, The Lion King and Clerks will always remind me of my First Real (grown up) love, and The Great Mouse Detective too. We shared alot of first view of movies and things.
For some reason National Lampoons Senior Trip and Interview with a Vampire will always remind me of meeting my wife. However it is the song “Enjoy the Silence” is more meaningful there.
I’m sure I could dig deeper and deeper, how Jay and Silent Bob remind me of some friends (Brian, Pete and Twwly). The movie Exit to Eden reminds me of my Friends Angie and Lynette.
We all have these associations, I’m sure in your life there is a phrase from our common cultural lexicon that will forever remind you of someone or something you think about from time to time.
The Song “Now is the Time” that is used all over the place in Happy Hardcore reminds me of my best man “Shawn” and the phrase “He’ll be okay in 15 minutes, but I wouldn’t give him any doughnuts” reminds me of Chris, my best friend from home.
Yeah. I’ve got a lot of memories and it’s true what you all have said, the bad ones tend to fade as I get older and it is sweet.