Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Author Spotlight Week - Marion Kelly Bullock shares her favorite movie
My favorite movie. Wow. That's hard to say. I don't think I can boil it down to one. My husband and I really enjoy a good movie. My very favorites are clean, inspirational stories that entertain and also pack a punch.
One of my recent favorites is The Blind Side. It follows the life of Michael Oher, the former left tackle for the Ole Miss. Football team and current left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. Oher was a homeless boy who was adopted by a well-to-do family and offered a second chance. I enjoy true stories, when they read like fantastic fiction. I looove fiction. One scene in this movie stands out in my mind. The enormous young football player walking across the football field with his screen "mama," Sandra Bullock. It focuses on a mother's love, reaching out to make a difference.
I just have to name a few more. Gifted Hands is the Ben Carson story, about a young man from an impoverished family, who could have been considered least likely to succeed. But he became a leading neuro surgeon. Again -- a true story that reads like fiction. Whoo-hoo! They're the best, in my book.
More favorites: Facing the Giants; Mr. Holland's Opus; Lean on Me; Second Hand Lions; Music of the Heart; and The Emperor's Club.
Did I say that I really enjoy a good movie. Well, I do. And there are a lot of good ones out there.