Last week I collected a late parcel from the Post Office which Burton was very happy to help hold all the way home, because he was hoping it was going to contain the eagerly anticipated Happy Feet 2 DVD package.
Sadly for Burton, it did not contain the penguin films for him (he was a little disappointed after tearing open the brown paper when we got home), but the good news for Mummy was that it did contain an Oscar inspired collection of movies that Warner Brothers kindly sent to me.
Bless him, Burton still enthusiastically took each DVD out and waved them around saying "ooh look Mummy" !! Luckily, for me he didn't realise that the Oscar shaped items were chocolate otherwise I may have had to surrender one to him! *sniggers to herself*
I received 5 films in total all of which have been won an Oscar......or several in some cases!
Gone With The Wind - won 13 Oscars in 1939
This is my favourite film - I LOVE it! If I could play any heroine in a film role, Scarlett O'Hara would be the one. She is beautiful, feisty and stubborn and her dresses are gorgeous and well she is just such a minx! This film and her character is why I always wanted a daughter so I could call her Scarlett hmmm...well that boat has sailed now although Jenson almost got called Red!
Anyway, this film is amazing and I cannot wait to watch it all again and frankly, my dear a don't give a damn if no one agrees with this being my top film of all time!
Casablanca - won 3 Oscars in 1943
Another timeless classic and one which I have never seen all the way through....yet! But of course I will be able to now.
An American In Paris - won 6 Oscar in 1952
Bit of a love triangle plot, this film is about three friends who are trying to find work in Paris and then the friendship is put to the test when two of them fall in love. I have only ever seen the beginning of this film so I will be great to watch it all the way through.
The Blind Side - won 1 Oscar in 2009
I haven't seen this film depicting the semi biographical story of a homeless boy who goes onto become an all American football star.But I do like Sandra Bullock (who won the Oscar for best actress) so I am sure I will enjoy the film and her performance in it.
Paris After Midnight - win 1 Oscar in 2012
This Woody Allen film is an enjoyable watch and I liked the idea that after midnight during his vacation in Paris, Owen Wilson is taken back to the 1920's his favourite Parisian era where authors, artists and performers, who he enjoys in his 2011 time zone, exist and he is able to meet and chat with. It's a romantic comedy and I enjoyed seeing Wilson do something so different from his usual comic performances or, of course, as the voice to Lightening McQueen. I would recommend this to watch, as the performances from some very known actors are great to watch and I liked the narrative.
Thanks Warner Brothers!