Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite movie from the 1940's

Welcome back to Movie Clip Wednesday.  The Boxer inspired meme where you come here to see what the theme is, find a clip of about three minutes, come back here to say "you're up" and then we'll come and visit and give you our two bits. This week's theme is "Favorite movie from the 1940's".

I was going to go a totally different direction with this.  I have lot's of movies from the 40's I love.  Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Citizen Kane and It's a Wonderful Life just to name a few.  I was really leaning towards Casablanca and knew that from the beginning when I picked the decade.  It would be an easy week for me.

I haven't been on the computer much the past few days.  Snowmobiling all day Saturday, then football on Sunday.  Work, the gym and then the start of my first essay on the land grab yesterday.  Was up early today and decided to make the rounds and see how the rest of the malcontents were doing.  It was pretty tame.  I missed Haiku Monday yet again, which is beginning to annoy me as I love to haiku even though my skills barely match the 5-7-5 format, and continued down my list.  I came to Boxer's latest post where I learned of Chickory's journey back to Florida to care for her ailing mother.  Chickory's own comments made my heart break for her, having seen it too many times in my life. Chickory has a nice post with lovely pictures of the part of Florida where she grew up.  From the post "The roads are sand-based mixes with oak leaves. I love interior Florida. Too many people only see the beaches or DisneyWorld and don't know about it. It is a landscape they speed through, indifferent to its charms and abundant wildlife. This is a birders paradise, thought I, as the familiar whir of duck wings filled the space above me."

I don't have the memory I once had.  Maybe it's the age, probably the life I shouldn't have led, but I once in a while something does surface. I remembered a movie that I thought was set in Florida.  I knew it was the south but was pretty sure it was in Florida.  I quick search of the internet confirmed my suspicions.  A sad tale but one that was told brilliantly by Marjorie Rawlings.  It's about growing up with nothing but family and knowing that while we are children, at some point, it will be us who are the caregivers. You can read all about The Yearling here.  I barely remember even watching this over 30 years ago.

This scene is 8 minutes but there weren't many clips of this movie. Besides, it's message is one that we all need to remember. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Chickory.  God bless you and your mother.


Buzz Kill said...

Ohhh, you're killing me with all this sappy stuff. I'm getting dizzy from the smarminess. Life t'aint easy. Bwahahahaha

It's nice that you were thinking of Chicky and found a 1940s movie that takes place in Florida. I've never seen this movie but that whole scene reminded me of something from The Rifleman with Chuck Connors.

I'm up at the Buzzkillwith a Man in a boat overboard movie (think on that a while).

I'll be around tomorrow night to visit everyone.

Happy MCW!

Aunty Belle said...

oh oh oh....sweet encouragement to Chick9 in her time of woe an'
worry. Blessin's on Chickory an her own Mama.

the Yearling is a wonderful film, an important novel. I'se been to Cross Creek an' it's a dream caught in a time web.

Mebbe I can git somethin' up tomorry--jes' did git our Granny out of the hospital, an time is tight.

Happy MCW

Jenny said...

Hey! we'll help you with themes... let's go with Favorite Movie from the 1960's for next year and anyone who has an idea for a theme? Leave them for our host.

I'm up with REBECCA from 1940 and I love that you picked something for our Girl. She's on a journey right now and she's in my thoughts daily.

But for now I'll say,

Happy MCW!

pam said...

Guaranteed kleenex-grabber kind of movie. Great job and very Chickory indeed, in many ways. I'm up with my usual suspect, but you asked for favorite and I can't help it, Casablanca it is for me.

Milk River Madman said...

It t'aint easy being me either.

You take care of Granny Belle, we'll get the movies up. You're in our thoughts as well.

The 60's it is.

I'm glad someone picked it. It's too good not to make it.

Roses said...

I've chickened out. Boxer put up the movie I was going to and I'm running out of morning to find something else.

Happy MCW!

Joanna Cake said...

I had forgotten The Yearling and it's a great film with all sorts of lessons to be learned.

Having accompanied my father as we watched my stepmum go to a better place, my heart goes out to Chick and I send her some virtual strength.

I am up with a film that came to me pretty instantly when you said 1940s :)

Happy MCW x

moi said...

What a sweet and thoughtful post. I have seen The Yearling but don't remember much about it so will have to revisit one day.

I was going to post with The Philadelphia Story and do a short write up on Hollywood's remarriage comedies, but You Tube has disabled all the clips. I also have to leave in a couple hours, so I'll just wait until next week.

Here are some suggested "favorite" themes:

Political thriller

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

British comedy

French New Wave flick

Movie starring Meryl Streep

Favorite movie starring your least favorite actor or actress

Most overrated Oscar winner for Best Picture

Karl said...

Good morning MRM,

Underneath that gruff exterior beats the heart of an old softy. I don't care what anybody else says you're a nice guy.

Like Moi, I have seen it but I don't really remember it.

As far as themes go, you could keep going back in time or how about direction. Movies with north, south and, east, west. Earth, fire, water.

I'm up with a bit of fancy flying.

French New Wave flick, Movie starring Meryl Streep, Ack, I may have to be out of town those weeks.

chickory said...

dear MRM: this was a very thoughtful and wonderful post to find. I thank you a million times. As a matter of fact, the photos i took at my brothers are about 10 minutes away from Cross Creek. I have been to MJR's home many times, and the Yearling remains a favorite. They did a remake -with RIp Torn in the Gregory Peck role, not even close. Loved the clip, and i watched it after a hard day. thank you so much for this.

Milk River Madman said...

My heart is out to you. I can't say that I've been there. My father passed quietly in his sleep.

I've watched too many of my friends go throught the heartache. It pains me for you. Memories are all that we have. As I told Boxer, think of the good ones. It will get you through this. God bless you and your family.