Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Reel" Flowers

I'm a movie fanatic, and love nothing more than settling in some evening with an entertaining movie. (Best if Sam Elliott is in it, but that's a subject for another blog...)

While poking around an antique shop recently, I found an old poster for the movie Please Don't Eat the Daisies, (from 1960, starring that perky Doris Day and David Niven,) and it got me thinking: How many other movies have flowers in the title? Turns out, there are lots of them!

Steel Magnolias: Started as an off-Broadway play in 1987, and made into a movie in 1989. With an all-star cast of Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine.

The Rose (1979) A tear-jerker starring Bette Midler, loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin.

The Black Dahlia (2006) Film Noir starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlet Johansson, and Hilary Swank about the investigation into the "Black Dahlia" murders.

Send me No Flowers (1964) Comedy starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson
and Tony Randall, (who does not play the hypochondriac in this one!)
Based on the earlier Broadway play of the same name.

Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier as an ex-G.I, and nuns! Sounds like an improbable combination, but somehow, it works.

The Black Orchid (1958) Sophia Loren was 23 years old when she played this role, only 10 years older than the actor who played her juvenile son.

Iris (2001)
Broken Flowers (2005)

Flowers in the Attic (1987)
War of the Roses (1989)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
White Oleander (2002)
Bread and Tulips (2001)
Flower Drum Song (1961)
The Name of the Rose (1986)

Oh dear! My NetFlix queue is growing by the minute!

Here's a test to see if you're paying attention: Send the name of another movie with flowers in the title, and receive a coupon good for a FREE Vazu!
(send to: I"ll post the winners in next week's blog.

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