Monday, May 11, 2009

On Mother's Day

My son came through in fine style for Mother's Day, and I want to call attention to it with great fanfare. Feel free to lavish praise on my shot at immortality AKA Spawn of Susan because Korea doesn't "do" Mother's Day, so he was operating without the usual onslaught of incessant reminders that he'd ordinarily get back in the United States.

He usually gives me a book, but this time, he tapped into my movie-loving side with 6 DVDs:

1. The Most Dangerous Game (1932). This movie is based on the much-anthologized short story by Richard Connell, and features a pre- King Kong Fay Wray. I never had to read this story as a student, but I taught it once.

2. Dumbo (1941). An obvious and most excellent choice for Mother's Day.

3. The Life of Emile Zola (1937). I do love a biopic, and biopics about writers are even better.

4. The Treasure of The Sierra Madre (1948). The boy knows my weakness for all things Bogart.

5. The Bridge on The River Kwai (1957). I bought this on VHS a few years ago, started watching it, got distracted and never got back to it. Apparently someone noticed.

6. Captain Blood (1935). Errol Flynn always looks like he's having so damn much fun. This movie also stars Olivia de Havilland as his love interest and Basil Rathbone as his nemesis.


Wow, what a haul -- I love this kid!

6 comments:

Heather J. said...

Happy Mother's Day! And what a great kid you've got there - you go mom!

Carrie K said...

What a good son!

And Bogie. And Captain Blood. A good son with good taste.

Nymeth said...

Awww...very sweet of him :)

Eva said...

Captain Blood! Love, love, love that movie! Errol and Olivia are so adorable together, and pirates beat out Robin Hood in my book. :D

Your son obviously rocks. I cooked my mom a dinner where she got to set the entire menu.

Bybee said...

Heather J.
Sometimes I wish he was Kiddo's age, but I also enjoy this elderly gentleman of 24.

Carrie K,
He's a movie hound, and he pays attention to everyone's likes and dislikes.

Nymeth,
It was a bit of an awwwww moment!

Eva,
My son's single...can't blame me for trying, right?

Eva said...

lol! I don't think we live in the same city though. ;)

I was going through my spam, deleting it, and somehow all of the comments you left me during the read-a-thon had ended up in there!!! I felt so bad, because I didn't even realise they were there. :( Anyway, they're up now. Bad WP spam filter!