Monday, October 11, 2010

Movie Monday -- All About Fall

Share on a sampling of fall flicks, linking back here at The Bumbles.

Home for the Holidays. A great cast -- Robert Downey, Jr., Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft -- as a fabulously dysfunctional family getting together for Thanksgiving. My favorite Fall scenes involve traveling in the autumn chill when you've got a cold, as Holly Hunter's character does. It's funny because it's so relateable. Whenever I travel this time of year, it seems either I'm sneezing or the passenger next to me is.

Ordinary People.
Going back to school stirs ambivalent feelings in every kid, but it was even harder for Conrad Jarrett than for the rest of us. Since the movie was filmed in the Chicagoland area, I know how it felt to walk to school in a too-short skirt with leaves swirling around my bare legs … having to go outside after swimming with wet hair, waiting for a ride ... running across an empty field to catch the bus ... This movie is spot-on in its sensuous depiction of high school life.

Breakfast at Tiffany's. There's a terrific scene, about 2/3 through, when Holly thinks she is saying goodbye to both Paul and Manhattan. They go for a walk up and down the city streets with the late afternoon sun bouncing off the skyscrapers and everyone in their tweeds and sweaters, and Holly talks about how hard it will be to say goodbye to all this, and how she wants her children to see it someday. Autumn in New York is just too beautiful.


  1. Great choices. I love Home For The Holidays, I think it's terribly under-rated!

  2. As someone with an early fall cold right now I am very thankful I do not have to do any traveling just yet! But I do enjoy driving in the fall with the gorgeous leaves sparkling on a sunny day.

    Ordinary People makes me instantly sad just seeing the title. I've tucked that one away in a quiet little place waiting for a day of especial strength to relive it again.