Writing Prompt: Memorable Movies

by Marilyn Friedman    

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This Week:
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times to go to the movies (and watch lots of movies on DVD).  In honor of this ritual, I’d like you to make a list of five memorable movies (memorable because something bad happened when you went to see the movie, or it was the setting for a first date, or you always watch this movie with your family on Thanksgiving, etc.).  Pick one movie.  Now write down a sensory detail (smell, taste, sound, touch) to go along with movie.  Set the timer for 10 min. and write, and make sure that you include the sensory detail in your piece.  When you are done, post your write in the comments of this blog!

For example, when I went to see “The Piano Teacher” with Isabelle Huppert, I was so disturbed by the behavior of the main character that I got nauseous and fainted in the movie theater lobby twice.  I think that I will write about that!

Comment on this blog!  Write what comes to mind when I say, “memorable movie.”  If you post your story in the comments of this blog, you could win a free class!