Inspired by Pixar’s first hit in 2015, Inside Out; Connor of Conman at the Movies created a very fascinating blogathon, entitled: The Film Emotion. It’s a very excellent blogathon ’cause it allows us to pick movies that basically match our emotions—like those depicted in Inside Out. The rule is simple:
1.) Pick five films to represent the five emotions in Inside Out. The criteria for choosing these films is listed below. I would be willing to allow a tie, if you couldn’t decide between two films to best represent one of the emotions.
2.) Write out five paragraphs, (one for each film) talking about the movies and why you chose them.
3.) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever).
4.) Send me the link by posting it here in the comments.
What I’m looking for are five movies that make YOU feel a certain emotion. Here’s what to look for:
JOY: First of all, you want to pick a movie that makes you happy. The kind of movie that you put on whenever you’re in a bad mood that never fails to lighten your spirits. It can be a family film, a romance, a comedy – as long as there’s a smile on your face by the end credits, it should be fair game.
SADNESS: Now for the movie that made you cry the most. From Bambi to Titanic, there are plenty of tear-jerker movies out there. These are movies where you gravitate towards the main characters and really don’t want to see anything bad happen to them. Maybe a character dies, maybe the guy doesn’t get the girl, but your eyes should be pretty watery by the film’s end.
FEAR: This is the movie that gave you the most nightmares. Pretty self explanatory. There are plenty of classic horror movies to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be an out-and-out horror film. If the movie’s about a more subtle kind of fear, or if the movie just has a creepy atmosphere, that should work. Whether blunt or subtle, this is the movie that scares the **** out of you
ANGER: This is a movie that you flat out hated. Not a movie that was dull or boring, but a movie that just fills you up with rage just thinking about it. Maybe it’s a movie made by a certain director that had so much potential, maybe it’s an adaptation or a sequel that just didn’t do the original justice. It could also be a movie where your anger isn’t directed at the movie, but at the characters. Ever wanted to scream at movie characters for making such incredibly stupid decisions?
DISGUST: This last one is a bit tricky, I’ll let you interpret it the way you want. It could be a horror film with a lot of really awful imagery that you don’t want to look at, it could be a comedy with a bunch of gross-out humor that you can barely listen to. It could even be a movie that you like, but your disgust comes towards the basic premise in a grander sense, like being disgusted by what you see in 12 Years A Slave or Schindler’s List. Either way, this film should make you cringe.
So, here’s my choices!
JOY: Punch-Drunk Love
Paul Thomas Anderson knew exactly how to work with Adam Sandler. Not only crafting a simple, sweet, yet unpredictable story; but PTA creates lovable characters—even Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cocky character. This very unusual love story is real fun. Read my Punch-Drunk Love review here.
SAD: 5 Centimeters per Second
Even after watching it for more than 10 times, the tragic conclusion wrapped in Yamazaki Masayoshi’s sentimental song—One More Time, One More Chance—is devastating. It’s a celebration of unrequited romance. Read my 5 Centimeters per Second review here.
FEAR: The Skeleton Key
I actually lost my appetite for horror movies—since I realized that horror movies always fail to scare me. Yet, The Skeleton Key is different—it has the most disturbing ending I’ve ever seen; and the thought of how if it happens to me always frightening me effectively.
ANGER: The Prestige
I admit it’s a clever movie with clever plot (and twist). Yet, I always get infuriated remembering how this movie cheated. Disguised as a magician-duel movie, while it’s actually a periodic sci-fi. But, that’s not all; I hate how this movie led me to sympathize on Hugh Jackman’s character, only to “betray” his character in the middle of it.
DISGUST: Gone Girl
Although I read the book more than once and always came up with a conclusion that Amy Elliot Dunne is a f—-ng b—ch; I couldn’t resist to feel the same disgust when watching Rosamund Pike made Amy Dunne appeared visually. Read my Gone Girl review here.