Contributor's Corner: Favorite Film About New Beginnings
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:
What's your favorite film about new beginnings?
I gotta give the fucked up answer of Memento. It's ALL new beginnings!
Gone with the Wind. It's all about a girl's "coming of age" story, and how she picks up the literal ashes of her new-found "belovedness for her Tara" plantation set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
Three Colours: Blue. While Julie's "new beginning" is unfortunate, it's still a new beginning. It's about her life following the car accident that killed her husband and child, it's such a beautifully shot movie about emotional liberation.
I'd have to go with the wonderful Australian epic Bad Boy Bubby. Bubby is a 35-year-old manchild who has been kept home by his mother his whole life under the pretense that outside has fallen to gaseous apocalypse. However, when Bubby learns that the air outside is safe to breath, he's given a fresh start to explore the world anew. This movie is a riotous trip, but I'm a little demented; it's definitely not for the squeamish.
What's your favorite film about new beginnings? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and as always, remember to viddy well!