Connor over at Conman at the Movies decided to create his first blogathon. Inspired by Inside Out, the general concept is simple:
1.) Pick five films to represent the five emotions in Inside Out. The criteria for choosing these films is listed below. I would be willing to allow a tie, if you couldn’t decide between two films to best represent one of the emotions.
2.) Write out five paragraphs, (one for each film) talking about the movies and why you chose them.
3.) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever).
4.) Send me the link by posting it here in the comments.
What I’m looking for are five movies that make YOU feel a certain emotion. Here’s what to look for:
JOY: First of all, you want to pick a movie that makes you happy. The kind of movie that you put on whenever you’re in a bad mood that never fails to lighten your spirits. It can be a family film, a romance, a comedy – as long as there’s a smile on your face by the end credits, it should be fair game.
SADNESS: Now for the movie that made you cry the most. From Bambi to Titanic, there are plenty of tear-jerker movies out there. These are movies where you gravitate towards the main characters and really don’t want to see anything bad happen to them. Maybe a character dies, maybe the guy doesn’t get the girl, but your eyes should be pretty watery by the film’s end.
FEAR: This is the movie that gave you the most nightmares. Pretty self explanatory. There are plenty of classic horror movies to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be an out-and-out horror film. If the movie’s about a more subtle kind of fear, or if the movie just has a creepy atmosphere, that should work. Whether blunt or subtle, this is the movie that scares the **** out of you
ANGER: This is a movie that you flat out hated. Not a movie that was dull or boring, but a movie that just fills you up with rage just thinking about it. Maybe it’s a movie made by a certain director that had so much potential, maybe it’s an adaptation or a sequel that just didn’t do the original justice. It could also be a movie where your anger isn’t directed at the movie, but at the characters. Ever wanted to scream at movie characters for making such incredibly stupid decisions?
DISGUST: This last one is a bit tricky, I’ll let you interpret it the way you want. It could be a horror film with a lot of really awful imagery that you don’t want to look at, it could be a comedy with a bunch of gross-out humor that you can barely listen to. It could even be a movie that you like, but your disgust comes towards the basic premise in a grander sense, like being disgusted by what you see in 12 Years A Slave or Schindler’s List. Either way, this film should make you cringe.Here are my choices:
JOY: Notting Hill
This is such a pleasant movie. Not only is it a charming love story, I love how sweet and caring Will's family and friends are. There are also very enduring interactions between supporting characters, including Will's handicapped friend and her husband and the legendary Spike and Will's sister. It's such a lovely, fun film.
SADNESS: This is 40
It made me sad that Mann and Rudd's character had passion and chemistry in Knocked Up but here it was all so...difficult. Oh God. You find your perfect guy and then what? Life happens, kids happen. Is it all just heading to routine, cheating or death? That's depressing.
Yeah I'm not gonna lie, sometimes I fear I may lose it completely like the heroine of this one did.
ANGER: Brokeback Mountain
It makes me so fucking angry that even today, in this day and age there is still so much ignorance, persecution and hatred towards what is essentially the most incredible thing - love.
DISGUST: Project Nim
"Human" race is a disease killing this planet.