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Friday, December 4, 2015

Celebrate the small things: Fairy Tales

If I had to choose a favourite movie genre, I would say romantic comedy. There's just something wonderful about the warm and fuzzy feelings generated by a well made blend of comedy and romance. The first stirrings of love, often looking more like irritation than attraction, and often as a result of chance or happy circumstances, blossom until the inevitable complication interrupts our journey to the much longed for happy ending.

The popularity of romcoms is due to the desire we all have for love. The need to love and be loved, is a basic and powerful driver in our lives.

In class yesterday we watched While You Were Sleeping which is a classic of the genre, in my view. I love it. My students loved it too and commented that it was nice to watch a film which made them feel so good. Although I had to explain "warm and fuzzy" to them, they understood the dream: our love affair with fairy tales.

Love is a small word to describe a force which really does make the world go around. Fairy Tales are cute little stories which mean so much to so many people. Today I'm celebrating them, and their significant and universal impact on society.

Did you have a warm and fuzzy moment this week?

8 comments:

  1. What a nice thing to celebrate! I like "warm and fuzzy" too. And I like good comedy.

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  2. We all need warm and fuzzy moments to remind us of what is good, and give us hope. Thanks for visiting Square Pegs, and for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Warm and fuzzy is a wonderful thing, and something we all need. I catch my share every now and then on Netflix. . .great for those evenings where I'm too tired to move or think but not quite ready to go to bed.

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    1. Yes, I'm a sucker for a warm and fuzzy screen moment.

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  4. It's hard to go wrong with Sandra Bullock. It's a cute film and I'm glad your students liked it!

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    1. She shouldn't have done Speed 2, but apart from that, she's a winner.

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  5. I love romantic comedies, too and any story with a happy ending. I cant' sleep after watching a sad movie! Happy weekend.

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  6. I like watching sad movies too, but I do find them unsettling. Thanks for visiting Square Pegs and for taking the time to comment.

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