Friday Special: Five Movies. In Five Words.


HAPPY FRIDAY all! For this Friday, I’m inspired by my friend Josh’s newest idea of doing a minimalist but thought-provoking post…

Five Movies. In Five Words.

I’ve sort of have a thing with the number five so hey, why not try this out. I know Fassy, er Magneto would agree πŸ˜€

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


The Secret of Kells


The Heiress


Legally Blonde


Le SamouraΓ―


Well, I try to mix up the genres and capture the essence of the film, or at least one of the main themes, in one word. Thanks again Josh for coming up with the idea! πŸ˜€

Well, any thoughts on these films and/or the five words?

42 thoughts on “Friday Special: Five Movies. In Five Words.

    1. Thanks Chris! Going a bit minimalist today as I’ve been so swamped. When I saw this at Josh’ blog I just had to *steal* his idea πŸ˜€

    1. I’d love to see you do one too Michael! You’re much more of a wordsmith than I am. I might *expand* this concept and do three words instead.

  1. LOL. I like it.

    Worked too, even though they’re just one word. πŸ˜€ Now I recalled that I never finished “Secret of the Kells”, and your one word made me think I should!! πŸ˜€

    Fun post Ruth

    1. Well then my work here is done!! πŸ˜€ Secret of Kells is enchanting Fogs, hey that’s another word I could use to describe that movie!!

    1. Hi Ruth!! I love that word and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. It’s so perfect for The Secret of Kells! Yes, it’s mystical and spiritual indeed, quite rare in an animated movie.

  2. Very cool and varied selections! Le Samourai is high on my “to see” list. Legally Blonde is another film I’ve been told to see. Oh by the way, hope you’ll check out my “Chocolat review from Friday and more importantly my “To the Wonder” review. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Keith! Le Samourai was my first Alain Delon & Melville film, suffice to say I’m curious to see more of Delon’s films. I remember my late mom used to have a crush on him πŸ˜€ Great reviews, Keith, that’s great that you enjoyed To The Wonder!

  3. hah interesting post. I think I’ve only seen the word “crestfallen” about one or twice before. Thank you for making me get out my dictionary.
    I may try doing a post based on this idea. Perhaps I’ll do it for my TOP 250 favorite films.

    1. Thanks Niels! I was going to use heartbroken but I think what the Heiress went through is deeper than that, so I went with crestfallen. Yes, do that on your Top 250, make sure you’ve got your Thesaurus handy πŸ˜€

  4. Thanks again for the mention, Ruth. πŸ™‚ Love your “Five” picture. Those words seem spot-on with their respective films, except I haven’t seen The Secret of Kells and Le Samourai yet.

    1. Hey thank YOU! As soon as I saw you did that post, I was looking for a quick post idea and I thought it was perfect. I really thought you’d have seen all of these, esp. Le Samourai.

  5. Don’t think I’ve ever heard a film being labelled as “astute” before. That’s a new one for me. Love the concept, though, keep it up!

    1. Ahah, is that a challenge? πŸ˜€ Well I don’t know if there is a movie that could fit into all the descriptions, maybe a trilogy?? Hmm, now I’m curious if I really could fit ’em all in one review!!

  6. Great. You pick three films I haven’t seen. I feel shame.

    When I think of Legally Blonde the only words that come to mind are “Bend… and Snap! Bend… and Snap!” LOL.

    Tinker, Tailor… didn’t do much for me. Just not a big fan of Le Carre’s fiction and the cold war stuff. That said, someone gave me a non-fiction book back in ’87 entitled Spycatcher by Peter Wright which was co-written by Paul Greengrass before he became the acclaimed director he is today. I’m not really a reader, I’m a visual guy, but I read straight through it. Terrific read.

    1. Hi Dave! Ahah, so true about Legally Blond, that scene is so hilarious!!

      TTSS was quite tedious at times, I agree, but Oldman’s performance was very good. I had no idea Greengrass co-wrote a book, very interesting! I wonder if they’d turn that into a film one day.

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