Strange Things You Associate With Certain Films

You know what I'm talking about. You're watching a movie but because of something that happened during or around the time you watched it, you associate it with something else. Maybe it's a romantic comedy, yet all you can think of is a loud fight your neighbors were having. Maybe it's a horror film, but you think of a nice phone call you got from your grandma during it. Maybe they're so random you just never say them out loud.

Until now. Tell me the weirdest thing a movie reminds you of. I'll share a few of mine below

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America - Tornadoes

It was summer. I was 10 or 11 years old and home alone watching this on TV. Our TV room was in our basement and I had the volume up so high that I didn't notice the blaring tornado sirens that were going off outside. Not until my neighbor ran into my house to get me. I'll never forget stepping outside, looking down my street, and seeing a big ass tornado floating above the sky only a few blocks away. It never touched down, thankfully. But that's what I think of when I think of this movie now. 

Jaws 2 - Cabbage Patch Dolls

I had a Cabbage Patch Doll I inherited from my older sister, but it was never truly ~mine~ I remember watching this with her when my mom came downstairs and presented me with my very first Cabbage Patch doll that I could actually call my own. Her name was Glenda and you could crimp and curl her hair. What I question most about this memory now is if I was still young enough to want a doll, why the hell was I watching Jaws 2?

War of the Worlds - Flooding

After seeing this in theaters with a group of friends, it was raining so heavily when we got out that one of the roads by the theater was covered with water. I drove through with no problem. So did the group in the second car. The third car? Nope. Got stuck right in the middle and we all had to get out and push this car out of shin high water all while cracking jokes of the impending alien invasion. 

The Last Samurai - A tangled mess 
Not my actual photo, but pretty damn similar

If you've ever worked in a movie theater, you were probably familiar with the possibility of having the film "wrap" around the projector. Or dropping an already put together movie (you use clamps to hold it together) to move it from one projector to another. If I remember correctly, a second of footage is about a foot long. So you can imagine how massive The Last Samurai was at two and a half hours. Our copy wrapped and the projectionist at the time decided to move the film from one platter to another, but the clamps he used to secure it didn't secure properly and he dropped it. I got to help him put it back together. If you thought watching that movie was long, imaging unraveling and splicing it back together. I cringe just thinking of that film now. 

Kung Fu Hustle - That time I almost left my future husband before our relationship even started

Man, Kung Fu Hustle is something. Back then, I didn't have the appreciation for bad movies that I do now. So when my first date with the man I would eventually marry was to this, I seriously questioned bailing. It's funny to think about now. Especially when he had tried to justify it with "You really need to see Shaolin Soccer." 

The Passion of the Christ - Sno-caps
My theater was not prepared for this movie. Not only did we end up selling out every showing for weeks but we ran out of every single concession we offered except Sprite, Coke, and Sno-caps. Nobody likes Sno-caps. Although really, with the amount of people that ran out of the theater screaming and crying because of the violence, I don't know why the fuck they thought they wanted refreshments during it. 





18 comments:

  1. The day I rewatched Pulp Fiction for the blog I gave myself a pedicure and ever since I associate Pulp Fiction with feet. Actually, now that I think about it, it isn't so weird since Tarantino apparently has a foot fetish.

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    1. Maybe it's been subliminal messaging this whole time?

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  2. I absolutely love this post, and your stories!
    When I went to see The Pick of Destiny with some friends, I slipped in some mud right outside the cinema and ended up with a muddy butt. My now-husband (just a friend at the time) gave me his hoodie to wrap around my waist to hide it, and now I can't listen to Tenacious D without reliving the shame...

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    1. Thank you! Aww, that's nice he gave you something to cover it up with though!

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  3. I really love this post...it should be a blogathon! One I could add to your list for me would be Jurassic Park...it reminds me of my mother's pregnancy with my brother and seeing it at the mall of america in minnesota! I was such a wee child!

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  4. Wow, that is some strange associations with films. I don't know if I have some that I can recall but if I do, I'll let you know.

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  5. Awesome post! Love your stories! When I hear certain songs, I immediately want to watch a movie it reminds me of. La Vi En Rose will forever be attached to Inception; X-Ambassadors and Ed Sheeran to Me Before You. Any mention of Ireland reminds me of P.S. I Love You. Kik Kats makes me think of Kung Fu Hustle, but I don't know why. lol

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    1. Nice! lol. I love that, random candy. I'm a similiar way with songs. All The Young Dudes always makes me think of Juno.

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  6. You should do the blogathon based on this! I love the story about you and your husband but wow what a bad choice of a movie for a date :D

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    1. I mean, it was a really last minute decision but still. lol

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  7. Great post! These are fantastic stories. Been toying with a similar idea for a long time, just haven't done it yet. One of mine is that Species will forever be associated with my marriage and former NBA player Grant Hill. We went to see that for our first date and he was in the theater.

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    1. I'd love to read a post like this of yours! That's an awesome memory.

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  8. "Kung Fu Hustle - That time I almost left my future husband before our relationship even started. " I love this! I will try to think of mine too, and maybe create a post of it.. because I can't think of any at the moment. :D

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    1. You should! Then watch Kung Fu Hustle and understand where I'm coming from. lol

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  9. I LOVE this list! But oh my god, your Last Samurai story gave my wrapped projection PTSD haha

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    1. It's a real thing! I remember dropping a movie myself once but only the middle of the film came up so I just pushed it back down and was fine. I almost had a heart attack lol

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