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OBSESSED

Adrenaline pumping, I watched brave Spartacus take his last doomed stand against Roman oppressors. Eyes misting with tears, I reached the climax of a beautifully choreographed West Side Story, where a modern Romeo and Juliet tale plays out in gang-filled NYC. Also in the 60’s I sat through a Psycho shower scene that went on to include a Hitchcockian ending that blew my mind! From the Splendor in the Grass passion I viewed on tv re-runs to the innocence of Gidget and Tammy in Love and to the he-man action of cowboy and war movies seen with my stepdad; by the end of the 60’s I was helplessly and utterly hooked on movies. In the later 70’s I vowed to catch a show each weekend from thereon in, within an actual movie theater where films NEED to be seen and heard! Multiply 54 weekends a year times 40+;add all the shows from my childhood. Tack onto that my 80's to 90's video movie marathons. Onto that add cable movies, series, and Netflix. How many movies have I seen in my lifetime? How many movies have I reviewed on internet sites and on Facebook? It staggers my mind to imagine. I am one of movies’ biggest fans, and I am . . .OBSESSED. March 29, 2021 for Regina McIntosh's "My Obsession" Poetry Contest

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Date: 4/12/2021 3:10:00 PM
I love your poem. Beautifully crafted! Congratulations!
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Date: 4/10/2021 7:30:00 AM
Congrats on the first place! Thank you so much for entering this beauty. God bless you sweet lady and friend. Love, Gina
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/10/2021 1:10:00 PM
Thank YOU, sweet lady!
Date: 4/6/2021 2:21:00 AM
Obsessed mood all through; enjoyable writing
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Date: 4/3/2021 12:43:00 PM
I like your obsession, also enjoy movies enormously - deeply into series though. Great write. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/3/2021 3:20:00 PM
me too, Jennifer,and series can be included!
Date: 4/2/2021 9:24:00 AM
Enjoyed your candid admission of obsession. I am not much, but I can see your point - wonderful poem. Love ~ Mala
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Date: 3/31/2021 8:25:00 PM
That is one nice obsession to have and at this time a good stress relief. Not much of a screen watcher myself. Enjoyed this write. love phyl
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Date: 3/31/2021 8:04:00 AM
Yup! Me too! Us ladies get pulled into those Tammy movies...lol! My latest obsession is watching series about the royals: Versaille, The Crown, Reign, etc... FF through the nudity but besides that fully captivating. xxoo
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Date: 3/30/2021 7:55:00 AM
Andrea, What a real movie buff and die hard fan you are. I agree movies should be seen on the silver screen. -Richard
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Date: 3/30/2021 7:14:00 AM
Enjoyed your poem.god bless :)
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Date: 3/30/2021 5:56:00 AM
Nice take on the theme, Andrea:-) Loved your poem. I'm a movie buff as well and have seen all the classic movies you mentioned! GL in the contest!
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Date: 3/30/2021 5:31:00 AM
I prefer to see series like NCIS. But I've seen some great films like Meet Joe Black Most of your old films I saw too..
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Date: 3/30/2021 5:21:00 AM
You are a movie queen Andrea, Wonderful write..
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:59:00 PM
Great write, Andrea, and you do the writes so well. <3
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Date: 3/29/2021 7:28:00 PM
You are, indeed. But...just think, you would be great as a trivia partner, or, maybe, Jeopardy!!! Did you know Carol Burnett saw movies as a child and then would go home and act them out. She was still doing so in her Carol Burnett Show. Who knows?
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Date: 3/29/2021 7:19:00 PM
Yes, I believe you are obsessed with movies, Andrea! But what a delightful obsession! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 3/29/2021 5:19:00 PM
WOW, Andrea. At the time of its first release in 1960, “Spartacus” was my first ever Movie to watch; I remember He was sentenced to death after biting a Roman guard but spared by Peter Ustinovea; lovely poem, warm hugs.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/31/2021 9:12:00 AM
what an awesome memory you have!
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Lasaad Tayeb
Date: 3/29/2021 6:06:00 PM
After he was saved, they used him as a broker of gladiators. Spartacus is trained in the arts of combat at Batiatus’ gladiatorial academy, where one day, two powerful men and their wives arrive from Rome. The spoiled women ask to be entertained by the sight of two fights to the death, and Spartacus is matched with a skilled black gladiator, who spares him and is killed. The notion of being forced to fight for the entertainment of spoiled women enrages Spartacus, who leads a slave revolt that eventually spreads over half of Italy. Leading his men into battle against weak and badly led Roman legions, Spartacus stands on the brink of victory before his troops are finally caught between two armies and outnumbered.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/29/2021 5:28:00 PM
I do not recall the biting incident. I only know they killed him off at the end. MY very first movie I remember was scary for me at around age 3. Sleeping Beauty and the fire-breathing dragon flying outside her castle window!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/29/2021 5:27:00 PM
I can't believe I was seeing this movie at age 5, but I really seem to recall that I saw it on the big screen and not on the silly small tv. I am wondering if maybe they showed it several years later in my local theater because I never got to see many movies at age 5. What I noticed about the first few movies of my poem: they are from 1960; however, I wonder how I saw them?? I just know I was in a movie theater, so they had to have been shown again when I was past age 8!!!