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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let the Autumn Movie Watching Begin!

For me Autumn is a time for cuddling up on the couch on weekends and watching movies. I usually like to keep this tradition until October but.....fall officially begins on the 22nd and I have acquired quite a collection of movies over the years and I want to cozy up and watch them all before the Christmas movies start showing up on TV.

I'll keep the distinctly Halloween movies for October (Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow, etc). Hmm.....but what to start with that is fall like? I think I'll start with The Dark Crystal!

I bought this movie a few weeks ago and just haven't gotten around to watching it. It's been at least 10 years since I watched the film. It's not Halloween but, has a wonderful fantasy, magical quality that will get me off to a good autumn movie watching mood. I did a wiki on the movie and found out that there was/is supposed to be a sequel called, "Power of the Dark Crystal" but, for various reasons its been put on hold. To quote a quick wiki on the film -

"The Dark Crystal was released in 858 theaters in North America on December 17, 1982. In its initial weekends, it had a limited appeal with audiences for various reasons including parental concerns about its dark nature, creative connections with Henson's family-friendly Muppet franchise and because it was overshadowed by the film's competition over the Christmas of that year, including Tootsie and the already massively successful E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[5] Although it never topped number one, the film managed to present lasting power in its following weeks, even past the new year of 1983. By the end of its box office run, it made $40,577,001 dollars, profiting over its $15 million dollar budget.[6]
During its international release in 1983, The Dark Crystal was the highest-grossing box office release for the year in both France and Japan.[citation needed] and out-grossed E.T. as the most successful foreign film in Japan until Titanic took over the spot 14 years later. The film has gained a cult following over the years since its release."

What movies will you watch this fall? Please leave a comment, I would love to add new Fall/Halloween movies to my collection.


  1. I have never seen The Dark Crystal before. I will have to add this to our list! My daughters andI watch Practical Magic every October. We will also watch the mini series The Tenth Kingdom this year. Sometimes we watch Neil Gaiman's mini series Neverwhere.

  2. Probably Camelot,with Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris,although it's not autumnal it sets the mood for film viewing as the nights draw in......and Chocolat,I love the atmospheric opening scene.