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Sharing your queue with an 11 year old
Topic by: idyll
Posted: May 23, 2004 - 5:47 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 3, 2004 - 4:30 PM PDT

author topic: Sharing your queue with an 11 year old
idyll
post #1  on May 23, 2004 - 5:47 PM PDT  
This can require some agility, or you end up with 'Cat in the Hat' instead of the Coen Brothers.

I usually try to have one old movie out to share with my daughter, though she frowns on black and white. There are so many great old musicals and comedies to introduce her to and to re-discover for myself. She likes 'Sherlock Holmes' but leaves the room at the scary points. She's working her way through 'I Love Lucy' and 'The Jetsons'.

One thing she's really enjoyed has been the old TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small'. (I hope you will all go and request the second season so we can get more of them!)

What old movies have your kids loved?
What didn't go over that you tried?
The Cocteau 'Beauty and the Beast' flopped, that's for sure.
hamano
post #2  on May 23, 2004 - 8:57 PM PDT  
My 8 year old (her GreenCine handle is "Mao-chan") watches a lot of anime with me. I'm not so big on musicals myself, so we haven't rented stuff like The Sound of Music or any of the old Shirley Temple movies. She enjoyed:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Red Balloon
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
Super GALS
My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away
Bubblegum Crisis
Saint Tail
Cardcaptor Sakura

I know her rentals are heavy on the anime cartoons, but I'm trying to expose her to as much Japanese as possible. Oh, she liked Anaconda....
hamano
post #3  on May 23, 2004 - 9:01 PM PDT  
Oh, I gotta show her The Point!!
artifex
post #4  on May 24, 2004 - 5:16 AM PDT  
>>She likes 'Sherlock Holmes' but leaves the room at the scary points.

Have I got a title for you. At least, if she doesn't mind icky boys.

Here's another mystery-type movie for kids, but you'll have a hard time locating a copy. She'll like the book, though.
idyll
post #5  on May 24, 2004 - 6:27 AM PDT  
Good suggestions! Thanks!
idyll
post #6  on May 24, 2004 - 6:35 AM PDT  
So, hamano your daughter has her own account?
Yeah, that might be a good idea. You never know when
the movies are going to line up in a way you didn't
expect.

hamano
post #7  on May 24, 2004 - 8:22 AM PDT  
> On May 24, 2004 - 6:35 AM PDT idyll wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So, hamano your daughter has her own account?
> Yeah, that might be a good idea. You never know when
> the movies are going to line up in a way you didn't
> expect.
> ---------------------------------

No, come on, she's only 8! I manage the queue and monitor her internet use! She did run one of the "Guess The Movie" games with me on the Off Topic boards, and we had to come up with a handle for her (she didn't want to be referred to as hamano jr.) so she picked Mao-chan. My family for greencine purposes are Mao-chan, Kboy (my 2 yr old son) and Mao-mama (mrs. hamano)....

But maybe it would be a great idea for GreenCine, to come up with a "family membership" plan where there is one account but multiple queues for each family member.... no one's thought of that yet, except for ISPs and cell phone companies.
Cinenaut
post #8  on May 24, 2004 - 8:53 AM PDT  
The Crimson Pirate is a great choice for kids, especially if they liked that Disney pirate movie with Keith Richards.
villain
post #9  on May 24, 2004 - 5:54 PM PDT  
bad news bears
bad news bears breaking training

don't bother with the ".."..goes to japan. it's horrible.
artifex
post #10  on May 25, 2004 - 2:00 PM PDT  
> On May 24, 2004 - 8:53 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The Crimson Pirate is a great choice for kids, especially if they liked that Disney pirate movie with Keith Richards.
> ---------------------------------


That synopsis makes the movie sound hilarious, like Monty Python on the low seas, or something. It's going on my list.
Cinenaut
post #11  on May 25, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT  
The Crimson Pirate is cool because Burt Lanchaster and Nick Cravat performed in the circus together. This movie allows them to show off some of their acrobatic skills.
Brockton
post #12  on May 28, 2004 - 9:00 AM PDT  
Here's a list I put together a while back...
underdog
post #13  on May 28, 2004 - 2:45 PM PDT  

The 11 year old inside of me was surprised to have enjoyed Disney's Brother Bear, watched last night -- not a classic but beautifully rendered, animated, and a touching story. Plus Bob and Doug MacKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) as clumsy moose provide some needed comic relief. Your kid might like it...

I wonder if they would like Tokyo Godfathers, which is also really touching, has a morality to it, is beautiful to look at, and, except for being full of convenient plot turns, is a great story about reconnecting with family. A mature 11 year old would like it. (A couple of scenes of violence though, and I think there's uh, one breast-feeding scene.. but that's about it.)

Some of my all-time favorites include films I first loved *as* a 10 to 11-year old, Young Frankenstein (oops, but that's black and white!) and Breaking Away, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail... I assume (as Hamano's already suggested it) she's seen Totoro! If I had an 11 year old daughter, I'd certainly watch that one with her a billion times.

if she likes things British (since you mentioned that series), how about Jane Austen-based movies or series, like Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice?

let us know what's worked (and hasn't) since you posted this thread!

c

idyll
post #14  on June 3, 2004 - 1:23 PM PDT  
> The 11 year old inside of me was surprised to have enjoyed Disney's Brother Bear, watched last night -- not a classic but beautifully rendered, animated, and a touching story. Plus Bob and Doug MacKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) as clumsy moose provide some needed comic relief. Your kid might like it...

She DID!
Thanks for your other suggestions.

> let us know what's worked (and hasn't) since you posted this thread!

_African Queen_ went over well.
(Well, now she's sure there are leeches in the bathtub.)
cathycathy
post #15  on June 3, 2004 - 4:30 PM PDT  
For older classic type movies, anything with Walter Matthau, George Burns, Cary Grant, or Jack Lemmon, are really very funny. The Marilyn Monroe comedies have been a big hit with my kid, we've gone through about half of them together in just the last few months.
My three year old is nuts over anything with pirates or swords. Pirates of the Carribean of course, but also Cutthrought Island, and The Pirate Movie, which I watched when I was a kid, but only available on VHS. The cartoons Sinbad and Treasure Planet aren't my favorites.
Labyrinth is in the top ten, and one that I can stand for multiple viewings. I've never seen The Dark Crystal, but I'm predicting that one will become a favorite for her. The NeverEnding Story ones, too, maybe, but I seem to remember being kind of traumatized as a kid with that weird flying white dog thing.
And, at the risk of screwing her up forever with gratuitous violence, I let her watch almost everything I watch. Kill Bill and Snatch are a couple of her most requested titles, besides the cartoons and PG rated fare.

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