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Monday Movie Meme – Transformations

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME

This week’s movie topic is all about Transformed Characters…
 The movies are always giving us characters who undergo some sort of change during the story’s arc. These changes aren’t always for the better – that’s what makes them so compelling.  Visit the The Bumbles for more choices.

 
 
I’m focusing on the positive transformations today, it’s a new year why not? 
 
1. Vivian from Pretty Woman (1990) is the first that comes to mind.  It wasn’t love that transformed her from a hooker to future college student, it was that someone believed in her.  Edward gave her confidence in herself and in the end he also gave her the fairy tale she dreamed of..
 
2. Charlie Babbit from Rain Man (1988) transformed from selfish ass to caring brother after the death of his father.  A cross country trip with  his autistic brother teaches him that money isn’t everything, something too many never seem to learn.
  
3.  I was never a high-powered career woman, but as a new mom I can appreciate Baby Boom (1987) even more. When faced with an impossible choice J.C. doesn’t shirk from responsibility, she meets it head on with attitude. 
  
4. I think the fellowship of nine from the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003) were all transformed in some way by the epic journey and battle against evil, especially Frodo.
  
5. And I leave you with this unforgettable transformation by Sandy in Grease (1978).  I have to think she was responsible for more than one teen girl falling prey to an eating disorder.
  
This week’s movie topic is all about Transformed Characters…
 The movies are always giving us characters who undergo some sort of change during the story’s arc. These changes aren’t always for the better – that’s what makes them so compelling.  Visit the The Bumbles for more choices.

January 3, 2011 Posted by | Monday Movie Meme | | 10 Comments

   

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