This week I was tagged on Facebook to participate and forward this post:

TEN day movie challenge: Post an image, without explanation, from a movie which made an impact on you.  ONE movie image & ONE nomination per day for 10 days.

Although I rarely engage in these challenges, I accepted the nomination, as it doesn’t require much time or effort to follow through on an enjoyable pursuit.

Without a moment’s hesitation, the no. 1 film which has made the greatest impact on me, pertaining to my writing, is On the Waterfront (1954).  If memory serves me correctly, I was 12 years old when I first watched Elia Kazan’s gritty and thought-provoking combination of crime drama, romance, and character study. So many quote-worthy lines too. Here’s by far, the most recognizable:

Terry Malloy – “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.”

 On the Waterfront influenced the types of movies and programs I’d watch, and the book genres I’d prefer to read. As a writer/published author, I’m fond of branding my Contemporary Women’s Fiction as “Lit with Grit”.  Besides incorporating historic landmarks, geographic entities, and regional culture in my novels:

I create fully-fleshed characters.

I steer away from writing lame dialogue.

In both regards, I’m proud to include an excerpt from a 5-Star review for An Enlightening Quiche (2016):

“It was filled with fascinating, three-dimensional characters who seem to live and breathe on the page, the dialogue between them was honest and believable, a trick many authors never seem to achieve.”

 “Go ahead, make my day.”

* Leave a comment with the title of a movie which made a REEL impact on your life.

 

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1270775.Eva_Pasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco

 

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