I’m not a huge movie person. Don’t get me wrong, I like movies … but not the way some people do. Truth be known, I’d be just fine if I lived somewhere that didn’t have a theater. Because, like I said, I’m just not much of a movie person. But, when I was growing up … like before I hit my Valley Girl stage … I did watch a few movies over and over and over again. And no, they weren’t anything Disney produced. I mean who wants to watch animals that talk and who really cares about princesses that are incapable of saving themselves? (I mean why does it always have to be a prince??)
When I was little, Rooster Cogburn was my all-time fav movie. John Wayne reminded me of someone who I thought walked on water … someone who, whether he knew it or not (I mean I was only a little girl), was my hero and truth be known, always will be. I also loved Shane and High Noon and, Giant—especially, Giant. I love the gumption Elizabeth Taylor’s character had … and of course, I loved James Dean. I thought Jet Rink was God’s gift to the world. Truly. He was mysterious, deep, troubled … both on camera, and as it turned out, in real life too.
“Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.” ~ James Dean
BUT. Come to think of it … maybe it’s not that I’m not a big fan of movies … maybe it’s more that the types of movies I like (other than Maleficent, but that’s a topic for another day) just aren’t as easy to come by anymore? Maybe, the reason I never really cared for Disney (again, except for Maleficent and maybe the Little Mermaid, even if she does get saved by a prince) is because there’s never any cowboys in them … maybe, if the girl could get saved by a tall, dark and handsome man wearing shit kickers, jeans and a flannel … maybe I’d be more of a Disney fan. Maybe.
Sixty-five years ago, James Dean lost his life in an automobile accident. He was only 24-years old. And though he’s not the hero of my life, his work absolutely shaped the way I think and feel about movies … let alone, about life.
“Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” ~ James Dean
DISCLAIMER: I’m a writer and an editor. And I try my best to make sure every post is articulate and free from errors. However, being that I edit my own work—and it’s next to impossible to properly edit your own work—I admit, occasionally there may be an error or two I miss. But doing so doesn’t make me an idiot so don’t be mean. Just smile, pat yourself on the back for finding an error and be glad you’re not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes … xoxox