Saturday, December 22, 2007

Random fact #1

Ok, I've been meaning to post 7 random facts about me for at least a couple months now, thanks to Sharon (Flat sound of wooden clogs) and Robyn (Have dogs, will travel) who tagged me back in October. Talk about procrastination! LOL. I honestly am not a very interesting person so coming up with a couple is hard enough!

So, I'll start slow and share this one fact: One of my absolute favorite movies is Star Wars. Ok, I admit it, it's my favorite. I have fond memories of sitting with my father who kept uttering, "Wow!" through the whole movie. Back then, lines wrapped around the theaters like never before. There was no such thing as the computer graphics of today ... those space fight scenes were different scenes spliced together! It is pure genius and a movie worthy of all the "Wows!" ever uttered. :) Do you remember the first time you saw the movie?

This postcard is on its way to an awesome art blogger, generous gifter, and fellow Star Wars fan.


juj said...

Ahhhh, yes! I remember it well. My family used to spend the weekends at our lake house - all of my friends got to stay in the city and at that age I thought they had the better end of the deal. The weekend Star Wars came out we were at the lake as usual, but lucky for me a new theater had opened up in the town where we bought our groceries. Not only were there no lines, I practically had the theater to myself. I got to see it 3 times in a row! For once, all my friends were envious of me. In an age where the most complicated video game was Pong, it was truly a revelation. It's still one of my favorites. Great sketch Joan. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Y said...

Thanks for sharing Juj! You would have been the envy of my circle of friends too! I remember seeing it for the first time with my Dad and brother. My Dad was the kind of guy that watched cowboy and samurai movies ... not one to sit through a science fiction. But I think he broadened his horizons that day. I still remember where I sat in the theater and wishing I had enough money to watch it again ... which of course I eventually did ... again and again. I still get chills when I hear the theme music!

steve said...

Yes Joan, this was the first film I saw on the big screen and WOW pretty much sums it up! Still and always will be a favorite of mine. This is excellent! In the meantime happy holidays and here's to a joyful and peaceful new year!

Kym :) said...

HI Joan,

Love the Star Wars sketch.
Not sure when I watched it first, may have been on video in my younger year.
Since then I have watched the trilogy and then the new blockbusters and loved them over again.
I even got my kids enjoying Star Wars.
May the force be with you.

The WOW factor- I can remember "Grease" that's another sketch...........
Merry Christmas and a creative New Year.

Joan Y said...

Hey Steve, thanks! Er ... you might expect something in the mail soon. :)

Thanks Kym! Oh, I love Grease too! Definitely a wow kind of movie. Star Wars came out in 1977 and I think it's still relevant today. There are few movies that are timeless like that. Grease is one of them. :)

Kate said...

Hee hee hee....I missed this post Joan! That really was a great movie. I actually did an illustration montage from the movie which ended up in a traveling student show in IL and I won 1st place back when I was in high school. I did not know this was your favorite movie, though. I guess I know now! How fun!

mrana said...

Heh, I love star wars too, being a fan of fantasy/sci-fi and special effects! Lovely postcard!

Serena said...

I must admit I never got into the Star Wars movies though there was one I watched and I enjoyed it to the max! Great drawing, Joan ~ :)