Sunday, February 26, 2006

A Solicitation for Homework Help...

I need help from the minds of the many movie-watching readers this blog has. I have a group presentation coming up soon and my group members and I would like some help brainstorming. We want to show a short movie clip at the beginning of each of the sections of our presentation and we were wanting some ideas for some movies for each section.

We need movies that have a situation with an individual dying. It can't be a sudden death. It has to be something that is show in the movie as a situation where the individual is having to go through the process of "dealing with an impendent death." The movie needs to show the individual and/or people around them going through the process of coping and experiencing the stress of an impedent death.

Here are the three situations we are looking for clips of:

1.) An individual stressing and coping with their OWN impendent death.

2.) Loved ones stressing and coping with the impendent death of a child (AKA maybe parents having to deal with a child who is obviously dying).

3.) Loved ones stressing and coping with the impendent death of an adult (AKA maybe children--whether full grow or not--dealing with their parents dying, or maybe an adult who is having an adult friend dying).

We have had some thoughts of a few movies, but I thought I'd see what y'all could come up with, maybe a movie that would give us a better clip to show.

7 comments:

julesforstenholm said...

Stepmom, I think it's called? Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts...

Love Story. Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw...

Both sad. Both about impending death.

Holly said...

"Philadelphia" (I think they dealt slowly -- died of AIDS); "Gia"; "Dawn of the Dead" (how does one cope knowing they're going to get their brains eaten?? j/k -- scratch this movie); "Rent" (w/ Angel)?; "A Walk to Remember"; "The Cure" (I don't really know if this is one but for some reason I vaguely remember it -- I think it was about 2 young boys w/ AIDS); "Forrest Gump" (Jenny dying).

I agree with Julie, Stepmom. That's a good one.

Nicole Ashley said...

Magnolia has a great sequence of scenes with Julianne Moore, Jason Robards and Tom Cruise. Jason Robards plays an old man who is dying; Julianne Moore plays his wife and Tom Cruise his son. I think the story would fit both the first and third situations really well.

Nicole Ashley said...

Just thought of another great one: Steal Magnolias. The scenes leading up to the death are good, but the most excellent scene is Sally Fields in the cemetery after the funeral.

Anonymous said...

patch adams--RM 305 guy dies from cancer after wife and kids leave and robin williams is left with him.

GITCHA said...

My Life-you may be too young to remember this one.

princess kelly said...

I have a few ideas for you, although this may be a little late in coming. Meet Joe Black, One True Thing (however, the family assists the mother in killing herself in this film), My Life, Lorenzo's Oil (although the parents research a way to "save" their child in this one), The Notebook, Three Wishes, Dying Young, and for a funnier look at impending death you could use Joe Versus the volcano.