My sister is more of a reader than a moviegoer. Her taste in books also extends to movies: sci-fi and fantasy mainly. She's big on Star Wars and Lord of the Rings...that sort of thing. [If you've only been with this site and blog for a short time you can click here for an illustrated remembrance of my childhood at the movies that briefly stars my sis.] When we were kids she thought about becoming a costume designer (you know how I feel about that breed of people) and as adults, she did indeed follow her thread and needle muse. She's a successful designer of a work clothing company.
And my chosen sister Christine? Well the first movie I vividly remember us seeing together was Return of the Jedi (1983). We were both obsessed, very obsessed, with The Breakfast Club(1985) but the sympatico obsessions didn't last with all things celluloid. We don't always agree on movies. She prefers a happy ending. I like things a little dark. Another example of our divergence? Woody Allen doesn't agree with her and he's my favorite (for the most part), though we did see and enjoy Hannah and Her Sisters(1986) together. I can't do extremely violent films often but she doesn't respond well to them at.all. so I haven't suggested A History of Violence. She once nearly left permanent marks on my arm sitting beside me when we saw The Piano(1993), so upset was she at Holly Hunter's fate during one particularly ghastly moment involving an axe. This year she likes Crash and Walk the Line.
When it comes to TV shows, though, we're totally eye to eye soulmates again. We both
So "Happy Birthday" to two of the greatest women on the planet! You don't know them but wish them well.