Monday, April 11, 2011

On Movies - flower power

This week at the Bumbles blog it's all about those films in which flowers play a significant role. Molly has assembled an impressive list of such films. I took my time thinking about this one & even asked Mr. Sassy for his ideas. Here's what we came up with:

1. Adaptation (2002) - A wildly creative romp based on Susan Orlean's novel The Orchid Thief.

Starring Mathew Modine :)
2. Flowers for Algernon (2000)* - A made for TV movie based on the sci fi book & short story "Flowers For Algernon." I just read that there is a Will Smith remake in the works.

3. War of the Roses (1989) - A dark comedy about divorce.

4. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Who can forget the poppy field?

"I think I'll buy the flowers myself."
5. The Hours (2002) - Based on Michael Cunningham's book by the same name. Amazing performances by all the actresses featured in the film. Wonderful book.

6. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) - Sunflowers! And handsome Italian men.

* This is Mr. Sassy's contribution.

What comes to mind for you?


The Bumbles said...

I had that poppy field in mind when I created our post - I'm so happy to see it sprung to mind for someone else!

Nicole said...

Some of these movies are listings that I never knew about before. I may have to check out that War of the Roses one. I could use a little comic relief. Adaptation was a good choice. I'm glad it made your list because I surely forgot about it, which is nuts, since it was all the race at the during Oscar season years ago.

Meryl Streep rocks!

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dkuroiwa said...

i may have to watch War of the Roses again....i remember it making me very uncomfortable...maybe i was too young to get the sarcastic that i've been married for awhile, i probaly will laugh!

the movie i first thought of was...The Rose. the Divine Miss M is one of my favorite entertainers ever and she was awesome in this movie!

There is also a Japanese movie i thought of...Tampopo (Dandelion) was one of Ken Watanabe's first movies and there is a scene in it with an egg that will make you look at eggs differently! ;-)

Banan Appealing said...

My banana-filled brain can't think of one movie. Dammit.

Kwizgiver said...

Oh, what great choices! Thanks for visiting my Movie meme!

Lynda said...

Little Shop of Horrors. Audrey II:
"Feed Me"!

yogurt said...

I loved Adaptation, so great choice.

Here's some:

Broken Flowers - starring Bill Murray. Odd little film but I have to see anything by Murray.

My Fair Lady - Hepburn played a flower girl.

Bed of Roses - Romantic comedy starring Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson

I keep trying to think of a movie where the heroine knows that he loves her if she receives a rose or roses or flowers and she gets home to find a room full of flowers. What is that?