Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A-Z Geek (N): Neverending Geek

During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.

MOVIES
The Neverending Story (1984): This is the first movie I went to see by myself because I assumed none of my friends would want to see it. I was wrong and ended up seeing again with friends. No complaints.

The Navigator (1988): This was an Australian/New Zealand co-production about villagers seeking relief from the Black Death, who, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand. Apparently it won numerous awards. I’m not surprised.

National Treasure (2004): There’s something appealing about finding lost treasures in today’s world. And I love the puzzle solving aspect.

What's your 'N' pick?

#AtoZChallenge

36 comments:

  1. I remember watching the Navigator for some sort of study purposes - maybe in high school? Creepy movie.

    Love the Neverending Story of course :)

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    1. The Navigator is definitely not one I'd call mainstream.

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  2. I've always wanted to see National Treasure- the commercials always made it look so suspenseful. Plus, I like a good story with problem solving.

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  3. The Neverending Story is a true classic.

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  4. I will now admit that I'm more of a geek than I ever thought I was. I'm singing the theme song to The Never Ending Story. That was a fantastic movie. It's been years. I need to see it again. Thanks for the memory.

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  5. The national treasure in National Treasure is clearly Nic Cage.

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  6. I had to look up The Navigator, as Flight of the Navigator was the only thing coming to mind. I don't believe I've ever heard of that film. Will have to see if it's on NetFlix.

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    1. Remember, it won awards... which means it can be considered arty... ;)

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  7. I loved (and still do) The Neverending Story. And like Alex, The Flight of the Navigator was the one that I thought of it. But it sounds awesome, so I'll have to track it down.

    And I always get a kick out of National Treasure. Just suspend your disbelief, kids, and enjoy the ride.

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    1. There are just some movies that you shouldn't think too hard over. It's enough to simply enjoy, hehehe

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  8. Classic movies! My brothers used to watch Flight of the Navigator over and over. Good times.

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  9. I loved those movies! I can't remember any other N movies but these ones I used to watch over and over.

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  10. Never Back Down has been an all time favorite!!
    The Navigator...I loved the movie!!

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  11. My daughter watched The NeverEnding Story three times yesterday. I am not kidding. I can probably repeat it verbatim.

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  12. THE NAVIGATOR was a huge hit in my country, I watched it in cinema as a kid.

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    1. I'm surprised it made it to your cinemas...

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    2. well if Kylie and Jason made it here, and BIRDS OF THORNS and RETURN TO EDEN, why wouldn't the NAVIGATOR :)

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  13. Now I have "Neverending story" song in my head! "Never ending storeeee - lalalalalallalalaaaa" LOL!! Take care
    x

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  14. Okay, now I'm officially living on a different planet. I've read three posts about movies and I haven't seen a single one of them.

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    1. That's okay, I've never seen a single Godfather movie. There will always be some gaps.

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  15. I've never heard of The Navigator, but I think I must check it out. A Never Ending Story is a classic!

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  16. The Neverending Story is classic storytelling. Watched it with my daughter about a year ago and hadn't seen it since I was a kid. We started the book after that.

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  17. Loved both Neverending Story and National Treasure.

    Never saw the Navigator....


    My N... another fun intro... of course. LOL.

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  18. I've never seen any of these! I have always meant to see Neverending Story but somehow never did.

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  19. Love Neverending Story! When I was a kid, I had an imaginary horse named Artax. :)

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  20. Of these I've only seen National Treasure. But I did like it, despite my general dislike for Nicholas Cage. But the whole time I watched it I kept shaking my head thinking how much better it could have been if someone else were in that role. :P

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    1. Like Johnny Depp? He makes every movie better...

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  21. Oh! The Navigator! I saw it numerous time!

    Nas

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  22. I've never heard of The Navigator, but it sounds very intriguing! I love any time travel stuff.

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  23. Never ending Story is definitely one of my favorites.

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  24. National Treasure has climbed its way to one of my favorite movies.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  25. You've been pairing these letters up with some good picks this month. I'm right there with you on so many of them.

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    1. Thanks for joining me on this fun trip down memory lane.

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  26. Falcor was awesome. I'm almost positive I saw this in the theaters as well.

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