Okay so I'm doing Day 2 of the 30 day meme now, which is where I tell you what my favourite movie is. Except, I can't tell you what my favourite movie is as there are too many. So I'll try and chose just one.
Out of all the films I've watched and loved over the years, the one that sticks in my head has got to be Stand By Me. Yes, it may be a cliched choice given that I am a child of the 80s but god it's a brilliant film.
It has a nostalgic air around it that reminds me of being a child myself (minus almost being run over by trains and going on a hunt for a dead body). But I think everyone who watches it can probably see a little bit of their own childhood being played out on screen. It puts me in mind of long hot summers when you stayed out until hunger finally drove you to go home, adventures in the woods we lived beside and thinking that the friendships you had then would last forever.
I read the Stephen King short story that it is based on a few years ago (The movie is based on a short story called "The Body" by Stephen King from a book of short stories called "Different Seasons) and it has got to be one of the most successful book to film adaptations I've ever watched - but perhaps I'm biased as I read the book after falling in love with the movie. And I am rather partial to a Stephen King novel or three.
Even if you're not taking part in the meme, I would love to hear what your favourite film is of all time.