Jenni, host of the Blog Everyday in May Challenge, wants participants to publish a letter to those who read their blogs. Well – I’ve basically been there and done that with my “Letter T” post (circa April 2012), so let’s not rehash something that’s already available at the click of a button, ok?
The theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme, however, remains set on one of the oldest forms of correspondence: In the Mail.
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring letters. These films include people sending letters, receiving letters and/or writing letters. They can either be in an envelope (stamped or not…doesn’t matter), folded, flat or still sitting in the typewriter. The letters are mailed, slipped under a door, placed on a piece of furniture, hid in a desk or box, etc. -- meaning email does not count.
Here are my selections for this week’s In the Mail theme.
After assembling the list, I realized that my picks have something else in common – being hidden due to people interfering with letters that belong to other folks or people with secrets. Ah well, here we go!
The Bridges of Madison County
While getting their deceased mother’s affairs in order (no pun intended), two siblings find a series of love letters written to her by a National Geographic photographer.
The Color Purple
Celie finds a ton of letters sent from her sister Nettie in Africa. They were secretly kept by Celie’s abusive husband, who declared that she would never hear from Nettie. Thanks to Shug, Sofia and a newfound sense of confidence, Celie realized that she still has a family who loves her.
Noah wrote Allie 365 letters – every day for a year, but, she didn’t even know because her mother confiscated them. Fortunately, Allie’s mother eventually gave her all of these letters. Unfortunately, they came to light during Allie’s wedding preparations with another guy. Talk about awkward timing!
What movies have YOU seen that feature people sending or receiving letters?