Monday, March 8, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

This is my seventh year participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge... since this blog focuses on film, my themes always tie into movies. You can click on the A to Z Challenges tab above (or click here) to find a list of each year, the theme, and post titles (linked to the individual posts).

2015: I had a different theme for each day of the week. 
  • Mondays: Dialogue, Lines, Quotes
  • Tuesdays: My Take (reviews)
  • Wednesdays: Point of View
  • Thursdays: More Point of View
  • Fridays: Comic Relief
  • Saturdays: Outtakes (trivia)
2016: Making movie lines our own
2017: Food in Film 
2018: Guess the movies from the taglines
2019: Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)
2020: Humor in film -- what makes me laugh

And now it's time to reveal the theme for 2021...

#AtoZChallenge 2021 Theme Reveal

Movies Reflect Human Needs

When I think of needs, I think of a scene from What About Bob? (1991), when Bob (Bill Murray) begs "I need! I need! I need! I need!" (See a clip here.) 

We all have needs, it's universal -- something we share as human beings. Sure we have basic needs like shelter, water, and food, but humans also need agency, belonging, creativity... 

Follow along as I share some ABCs of universal human needs reflected in movies, because, as film director Alejandro G. Inarritu said, "Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves."

Or, to quote Steve Martin... 

"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -- all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."