Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chariots of Fire

So, I finally got around to watching Chariots of Fire. The last time I had seen this movie, I was eight or nine years old. My Dad had taken me and my sister to the movies to see Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it was sold out. So, we saw Chariots of Fire instead. I was the only one to stay awake for the entire film. I thought that now that I'm much older, I would really love this film, but I just didn't. I suspect that this film would not have won Best Picture if it hadn't been for the spectacular score by Vangelis. I did enjoy the story of the missionary runner, Eric Liddell, but overall, this film just didn't inspire me enough. By the way, Raiders of the Lost Ark was nominated for Best Picture in 1981 too, but lost to Chariots of Fire. Anyway, again I was only
a little kid when I first saw this film and in my little kid mind, I just couldn't figure out why anyone would choose Chariots of Fire over Raiders of the Lost Ark. Maybe I still don't.

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