If You Could Actually Live Like One Of Your Favorite Movies Which Would It Be?

Scene from Lord Of The Rings - Image of The Shire from Lord of the Rings
@pyewacket (44032)
United States
July 13, 2008 3:10am CST
Movies are no doubt one of the greatest escapes going. For a few hours we can escape into another time, another place, another world. Some movies tend to influence more than others and really do live in our hearts. We love the characters, the scenery the time especially if it's so different from our own lives and times. I remember as a kid, and this might have been an indicator of my future interest in the acting world in which I was to later study drama and did actually perform on stage, when I saw that movie as a kid, I swear, for at least a whole week I imagined myself at a favorite character from the movie I had just seen. I would maybe "talk" and behave like the character (gee, no wonder my classmates thought I was weird..LOL) But I just would really get rapped up into the thing. Movies still influence me. They sometimes make me yearn for a different life. Since I'm really a fanatic of fantasy/children's type movies..a few movies really stand out. Lord of The Rings and Chronicles of Narnia...oh and yes, Harry Potter....LOL And it's almost ironic that I choose these three since they are anything but idyllic and peaceful...all have that element of good vs. evil, but isn't that true of life itself? None of these movies are exactly fairy tale happily ever after endings..there's conflict galore like life itself. Who wouldn't want to go to Hogwarts discovering that they were a wizard? Who wouldn't want to converse with Aslan the lion and meet fauns, satyrs, centaurs? Who wouldn't want to live in a Hobbit Hole? Of all of them...I think I still am drawn to Lord of The Rings movies most of all. And I'm torn between what life would I prefer--being a Hobbit in the Shire with that innocent Hobbit lifestyle set in a beautiful countryside...or be an elf in Rivendell?..Uh..I kind of have the qualifications of a Hobbit..I'm short, LOVE to eat, and love walking barefoot..but no don't have hairy feet..LOL..then have some qualifications of an elf...learned, a collector of history and know herbal medicines. Anyway..what movie just simply WOWS you..stays in your memory and wish you were living the life of that movie...and if you have a favorite character...who would it be?
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46 responses
• United States
13 Jul 08
Well, this may show my age but who cares! I would definitely be Scarlett on "Gone With The Wind". That era to me was romantic and dramatic. Yep, I can see me sitting on the front porch swing sipping a mint julep in one of those long dresses. Hmmm, who knows, maybe my "next time around " I will go back to that era. OOPS, I love to read books on Time Travel, does it show? Jude Deveraux wrote a book, "Knight In Shining Armour" and I seem to have been captured by the idea of time travel since I read it.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Hey Rythm, Gone With the Wind would definitely be an awesome time to live. The clothes the ladies wore and the men were so gallant. That would be amazing. Have you ever seen the movie Somewhere in Time? You stated that you were interested in Time Travel. That movie is about time travel and has an excellent story.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I couldn't see myself wearing those types of dresses in this nice hot summer weather though...no wonder women also carried smelling salts to revive them...all those petticoats and whalebone corsets...ekk! Speaking of time travel..ever see those movies? The original one and then the remake...I love those. Another genre of movies I love is anything from the medieval period or King Arthur-ish. Loved First Knight for instance...or Mists of Avalon
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@Tianna2 (1273)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Hi Pyewacket, I had to think about this for a minute ut the best I can come up with at the moment is Dirty Dancing. I would love to have a young Patric Swayzy teach me to dance like that! Cheers, Tianna
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh my goodness but that was a great movie. I would love to be able to dance like that myself
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I have always been enthralled by the series "The Vampire Chronicals" by Anne Rice. I wouldn't want to live off killing humans of course but the character Louis in "Interview With A Vampire" lived off of animal blood because he still felt such an attachment to his humanity. So if I could have all the vampire "enhancements" listed in the books without harming people then I would love it. Eternal youth, eternal beauty, extreme strength, perfect health, enhanced eyesight, smell, touch, the ability to move faster than human eyes can see, WOW! I would just have to keep a herd of cattle for food. They could be vampirically "fed upon" without harming them at all. I wouldn't want to kill any animals either of course. I'm such a night person anyway I've been accused of being a vampire on a few occasions!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh, Brad Pitt's Louis could suck on my neck anytime..LOL And I'm a night owl vampire myself. Don't ask when I go to bed. I didn't care for the Queen of the Dam*ed Movie --but Interview was fantastic..
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• United States
14 Jul 08
You can have Brad Pitt as Louis, I get dibs on Antonio Banderas as Armand! Oh my my my my....so hot!!!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hehe...Oh I loved Antonio Banderas too..hey think we're going to have to fight over him...LOL
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I am one of those sappy girls, lol. I would want to live in one of the romance movies such as The Notebook, The Lakehouse, or Somewhere in Time. Those are all great romance movies.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh Somewhere in Time was a wonderful tearjerker movie and I loved it
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Yes it was. I loved it and to see Christopher Reeve that young was pretty neat.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
A shame what happened to Christopher Reeve
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Ivanhoe! GERONIMO! or something in the future living on another planet.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Wouldn't you just love to be able to zip around space in the Millenium Falcon? I now I would..hehe
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
14 Jul 08
lol yup
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I love this discussion! It's right up my alley of thinking =P lol. I would probably change my mind a million times lol, but I'll answer with the movie that popped into my head first. I think it would be really fun to live life in Harry Potter (great minds think alike Pye!) lol. Who doesn't want to be magic!? lol. And you actually listed some other movies i would like to be a part of; Chronicales of Narnia is another big one! :) And just to cheat a little bit on this discussion...if we were picking SHOWS to live life as, hands down mine would be Supernatural. And I would be the third person to be a premanent member of the boys hunting party ;P lol
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yes wouldn't it be great to wave a wand and get the house cleaned in a flash or do a spell to make dishes wash themselves?..LOL..or travel by floo powder...hey wouldn't have to worry about price of gas!
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@BarBaraPrz (27473)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Jul 08
That's about the only way I could get all my renovation dreams to come true...
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I would be an elf, I would be Arwen, because she is a strong female character, sure of her abilities and able to stand up to her powerful father to love the man of her choice. This was a hard question for me, as I love the Harry Potter books and movies, and also want to be a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. But my favorite character of all time is Arwen, for the reasons stated above.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Of all the Defense of the Dark Arts professors I loved Lupin. A lot of die hard LOTR fans of the books actually got miffed at Peter Jackson for introducing so much of the Arwen character into the movies as the story between her and Aragon was only in the appendices of the book....but I thought it was a unique way of blending and tying in the storyline throughout the three movies.
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13 Jul 08
Hi pye, I love the old movie with Hayley Mills in Pollanna, and I love to be her character, Pollyanna who lives in a small town makeing everyone happy and being loved by everyone in a beutiful little town or was a village? cant't remember I would love to be right there now. Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh I remember that movie..that's one of Disney's classics with Haley Mills...she was quite popular in a lot of Disney movies. I can't remember if it was a town or village either
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
The movie "The Time Machine" I have both the 1960 version and the 2002 version... which of course was slightly better as it was more up to date. I would love to be able to travel in the future like that.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I love those movies too...and I remember the old one...I love the music in the newer version. I've always had a "thing" for time travel myself...would love to see what this Earth will look like in a thousand years from now....uh, that is if it's still here.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Definitely Harry Potter...I want to get on my broom and fly away -- no worry about gas prices. And I want a house elf. Forget vacuuming and dishes. HP all the way.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yay!! Another Harry Potter fan. I loved that scene where Harry Potter visits Ron's home in the second movie...he steps in and the dishes are washing themselves, knitting is knitting itself...NO MORE housework. Yup, loved Dobby...hehe Oh yes would definitely love to fly a broom
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Absolutely..imagine a feast and having a house elf or more to clean and prepare. Of course I would be nice to Dobby, I love him. He would want to be my house elf. If had clothing he would still stay with me.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Of course Hermione Granger would have a thing to say about it..Hehe...She created that organization SPEW since she thought house elfs were a form of slavery
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@BarBaraPrz (27473)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Jul 08
"Who wouldn't want to live in a Hobbit Hole?" Ooo! Ooo! Me! (Or maybe I should say Not me?) When I read the books back in the 60s I thought the life of a hobbit was ideal indeed. And then in college I ended up meeting and marrying a real live hobbit! (Yes, he had big hairy feet... probably still does but I couldn't tell ya now).
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@BarBaraPrz (27473)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Jul 08
Vaughn - My own private hobbit...
So, ok, only his toes were hairy...
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I definitely would love living in a Hobbit Hole...I love that early scene in the first movie where you get to see the inside of Bilbo's home...I'LL TAKE IT! I'm short enough that I wouldn't be banging my head on the ceiling...LOL Hmmmm..he really does look like a Hobbit...heehee
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@gemini_rose (16268)
13 Jul 08
Gosh I have been in so many movies in my head it is hard to keep track of them all! I have been in movies with Jean Claude Vann Damme, Grease, Titanic, George Clooney. It is an escape, a place to go to and be a different person! I actually do not play a character though I just go in as myself but I am always in the main parts LOL Best part is, if I was actually offered a role in a film I would just shrivel up on the spot, there is no way I could ever do anything like that for real!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hehe...I love many of the Brandon Frasier movies...even like The Mummy....but then that's my archealogy love coming out in me...at one time in my life I wanted to be an Egyptologist
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@gemini_rose (16268)
14 Jul 08
Oh I love them films and he is lush! Apparently the mummy 3 is due for release so I read somewhere the other day! I love Egypt and all its history it is so magical and mystical!
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@winterose (39895)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
I had a very similar discussion on what family in a tv series would you like to belong too, for movies I find it more difficult to answer. Perhaps maybe being cleopatra would be nice, If it is a time in the past I would have to have money and influence because it was harder to live in those times than it is today, we complaint of not having money but we don't have to worry about dying from the common flu, or plague or childbirth, or even having an operation and dying of infection because the surgeon did not sterilize his hands, being a history major in my early days of university, I learned of all the diseases and suffering past generations went through that we today take for granted.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Ironically in some ways diseases was more rampart I think once "doctors" became the norm and accepted form of medical help..they poo-pooed the natural and herbal means of healing...my great-grandmother was a stickler for the "old" cures and was a mid-wife as well, never took anything stronger than aspirin and lived to be 98. I do remember for instance, since I'm a Civil War buff...that yes, soldiers were more likely to die from infections of their wounds than the wounds themselves as it was the practice not to clean surgical instruments....the surgeons would just dunk the instruments in the already infected, and bloody water to "clean" it and move on to the next patient..ewww
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I would like to be one of the guys in the Movie Animal House. maybe Chevy Chase in Caddy Shack, or even Richard Prior in Brewsters Millions. They all had it pretty good with happy endings to boot.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Chevy Chase is hilarious in so many of his movies..he's a great comedian I think
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I would like to live in "The sound of Music" as Captain Von Trapp because I admire his courage and his kindness to his children. Also I would like to be Drunken Master because I really love Jackie Chan Films. As a magician though I would like to live in the movie "The Prestige" although I wouldn't want to be Christian Bale nor Hugh Jackman.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
That wasn't exactly an easy time to live in...there were some very uplifting parts of that movie as well as sad..but it was a good one and a classic
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@yuye3000 (45)
• China
14 Jul 08
actually, I enjoy my own life, I don't think other's life are more clorful than me.If I have to chooose one, maybe I would like to be the actress of Pride and Prejudice.I have my own thought and someone love me deeply.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Which Pride and Predjudice? There have been a lot of remakes of that movie
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• United States
13 Jul 08
During my impressionable years, I was not a big movie goer or watcher. I really hated sitting still for long periods of time like that. Tv made a bigger impression on me than movies. So I will say that I was intrigued by Samantha Stevens of Bewitched and Jeannie of I Dream of Jeannie. Having supernatural powers is a fascinating prospect. I am of course fascinated with the Harry Potter movies, but they weren't around when I was younger. The Potter series makes magic a lot more complicated than Bewitched ever did so that is fun too. Potter also introduced the concept of mortality to supernatural beings, that is one thing I never thought of before. I watch a lot more movies now, but I don't really fantasize much about them. I think I may have been overdosed with reality...:}
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
14 Jul 08
If I could be an Tolkien Elf or Jedi I would be a very happy woman. Some of my favorite characters include: Legolas, Luke Skywalker, Spike (from Cowboy Bebop), Captiain Reynolds (Firefly) and what woman wouldn't want to be Inara (the companion from Firefly), Maid Marion (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Dr. Daniel Jackson (Stargate) hmmm, guess there are a lot of people I would rather be than myself. It is also interesting that most of the characters I admire are male. Wonder what that says about me.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hehe..I kind of identify a lot with Daniel of Stargate as I'm a bit of a nerdy person...uh, though I don't sneeze as much...heeheee--thought the TV series kind of sucked. Oh and yes, would love to be a Jedi...May the force be with you I don't think it's strange at all that most of the characters you admire as male...male actors usually have the better roles anyway...stronger characters. since a few have mentioned these movies...I wouldn't mind being Indiana Jones..LOL
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Indeed. He is the best of both worlds. A nerd and a hero. He is a bit of interesting movie triva for you (on the whole male vs female role thing) In Alien, Ripley(Sigourney Weaver's character), was written to be male. But instead the character ended up female. Thats why Ripley is a particularly strong female character.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I always loved Sigourney Weaver...and especially her Ripley character
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@anniepa (27496)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Wow, what a question! There are so many, I remember when I was very young I wanted t be either Scarlet O'Hara, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or any character that Shirley Temple played. Of course, I wouldn't have wanted to go through some of the terrible "drama" these characters went through. I wouldn't mind being Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman if I could skip the part where she was a hooker, except for when she was with Richard Gere...lol. I wouldn't mind being Thelma or Louise, but I wouldn't want to go over that cliff... This is a tough one! Too many of the great female characters have met with terrible endings! Annie
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I love, love, love Julia Roberts..another great actress is Sandra Bullock..she's great in every role she does. And yes, Thelma and Louise. You know who is another no nonsense strong female character ..Angeline Jolie's Lara Croft..and she doesn't die at the end...so one movie that doesn't end sad
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@anniepa (27496)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Pye, I'm really going to have to see that Lara Croft movie, I think you've mentioned this before. Before I heard it from you I don't think I'd have figured it to be "my" type of movie but it seems like we share some of the same taste and I do like Angelina Jolie so I'll probably like it too. It was just on TV within the past week or so but for some reason I didn't get to watch it and I think my DVR was a bit full at the time. I'll definitely watch for it or else rent it. Annie
• United States
15 Jul 08
Oh this is a tough question for me. I would be stuck I believe with Harry Potter, Narnia, and Avalon (The Mists of Avalon). I guess really it'd be between Potter & Avalon though. I'm not really sure which. I mean with Potter you have all the magic but in modern times which is nice. But with Avalon you have mysteries beyond anything like that of Harry Potter...hard choice. I still can't decide LOL. Great discussion!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I love anything King Arthu-ish..but oh, how I love Mists of Avalon! I love Viviane's character..the wise "crone"
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Morgaine is my favorite :) She's the one I relate to the most in the Mists. Have you read any of the others in the series? In 'Lady of Avalon' there is a good back story of her. It really makes you understand how she got to where she is in Mists.